BSRIA controls study shows trend towards open protocols

Published:  04 January, 2017

BSRIA, controls, BMS, BEMS

The BACnet communications protocol for controls and building-management systems is increasing its dominance in the progress towards open communications protocols, according to BSRIA’s manager for intelligent buildings and homes Zoltan Karpathy (pictured), driven by the demand for increased integration. The trend is revealed in the recently published BSRIA market-intelligence study ‘World building automation and control systems 2016’.

The study shows that the global BACS (building automation and controls) market was worth US$21 billion in 2016, but the value in US$ has been affected by the effect on the exchange rates with the Euro and Sterling triggered by Brexit and the outcome of the US presidential election.

In local currency, the German and UK markets registered growth in the main countries, although they showed a decline when expressed in US$.

The main market drivers continue to be the ongoing implementation of energy-efficiency standard supported by legislation. This is helping suppliers address the enormous latent potential in the retrofit and refurbishment markets.

Demand for measurement and control of air quality in buildings is showing growth.

The lucrative BACS market is continually attracting new entrants. New technologies, innovations and novel business models are threatening to disrupt traditional business.

Zoltan Karpathy comments, ‘There is also an escalating need for energy data analytics/BEMS, with a rising proportion of this migrating to the Cloud. The steady requirement for the integration of building applications and the market consolidation of the internet of things (IoT) necessitates that stakeholders seek reliable, certified integrators to help them deliver robust solutions.’

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