Returning to the Roots of Building Automation

April 2010
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Apr2010, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p36
In this article the author recalls the original objectives of building automation solutions (BAS) in the 1960s and 1970s. The author explains that the original intention of creating the BAS is the management of energy consumption with energy-management systems (EMS) as the common term for the said objective. Also discussed is the influence of technological innovations on the pursuit to achieve the main objection of BAS.


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