BOSTON - The BACnet Interest Group of North America and the BACnet Manufacturers Association have announced that the BACnet Expo and Conference will be held Oct. 23-25, 2005, in Nashville, Tenn. The conference is designed to educate mechanical system design professionals, integrators, and end users on the benefits of the BACnet open protocol. It will feature a variety of seminars and a trade show including multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations.

"BACnet is growing rapidly today, with every major building controls manufacturer producing BACnet devices and more and more project specifications calling for open BACnet systems," said Jon Williamson, product marketing manager, Tour Andover Controls, and marketing chairman of the BACnet Manufacturers Association. "Whether you are new to BACnet, or a seasoned BACnet expert, there will be topics and products for you to explore and learn about at the conference."

The conference theme is "More Freedom than Ever" because, according to Williamson, end users have never had more freedom to put together a complete BACnet system using multiple vendors that interoperate with many building systems.

BACnet is an ISO standard 16484-5 for building technology protocols. BACnet is a registered trademark of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

The BACnet Expo and Conference will be held at the Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel. Details are available at

Publication date: 08/15/2005