BEMS, BMS, BAS, EMCS, and this list goes on and on. Welcome the acronym-filled wasteland know as building automation.
You may be wondering, "What is a Building Automation System":
Are you overwhelmed with how fast the BAS market is changing?
Do you find yourself struggling to keep up with systems and how to evaluate them?
Are you looking for an easy way to consistently evaluate BAS's that is vendor neutral?
If so you are in the right spot.
"I’m new to building automation and it’s a bit overwhelming. What’s the first thing I should do?"
I'm proud to say that for several months now this post is the number 2 result on Google Search for "What is Tridium". So if you are landing here for the first time, first off welcome!
The post below is part of a 2 part series that seeks to provide an overview of what Tridium is and what Tridium isn't. At the end of this article, I will provide you some related articles and a chance to learn more about building automation.
This post will teach you how to program a Building Automation System.
But not in the way you think…
Of all the topics I’ve discussed this is the one, I’ve skirted around the most.
You see I’ve been struggling with how to best teach this topic. Not because I don’t know how to program but rather because each company has a different set of programming tools.
BACnet confuses a lot of folks and if you feel confused that's ok.
We created this guide to solve that problem. This guide will:
Several years ago I started writing a series about central cooling plants. As I've advanced in my building automation system (BAS) career, I've realized that central cooling plants are one of the most complex systems that a BAS technician will work on.
In my earlier article, I went through a level review of Tridium. Much to my surprise that what is Tridium article became one of my most read articles and I continue to get e-mails asking me for greater detail.
A few of the questions I receive are:
All of these are good and pertinent questions. As I mentioned in my earlier article Tridium exists as a middleware BAS platform that provides the ability to connect to other systems via API's (Application Programming Interfaces).