CABA Information Series
IS-2004-10: IT Basics for Energy Managers - The Evolution of Building Automation Systems Toward the Web
The capability and use of information technology (IT) and the internet in the form of web-based energy control systems continues to grow at a rapid rate, and it is imperative that facility managers, maintenance managers, and energy managers become ready to work with current and future applications of internet-based control technologies in their facilities. This paper, published first in the Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment Journal of The Association of Energy Engineers is intended to help prepare energy managers to understand some of the fundamental concepts of web-based building automation systems (BAS). We thoroughly examine each component of a BAS in today’s BAS technology and what a BAS might look like in the future.