J2 Innovations, a Siemens company, authored and published this guide in June 2019. The Building Automation Systems for most new commercial buildings, have complex HVAC and other services-related equipment and require the coordination of the various installed equipment, while the demands of the maintenance function frequently require the site’s systems to be remotely monitored. This guide sets out the various factors to consider, to help when specifying or evaluating competing system solution proposals. There are two ways competing propositions should be evaluated: according to the benefits they deliver and the technology they use to do that. It is important to choose a technologically modern system so that it does not become out-of-date too quickly or unable to be adapted over time to the new requirements that will no doubt continue to emerge.

Keywords: Blade/Edge Technology, Communications, Construction/New Buildings, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Data Networking, Employee Productivity, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Lighting Systems/Controls, Power over Ethernet (PoE), System Integrator, Window Controls/Covers, FIN Framework, Ethernet, Project Haystack

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