The report discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the building automation and control systems (BACS) industry. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of new technologies and approaches, such as the increased use of remote monitoring and control systems, the integration of indoor air quality sensors, and the implementation of touchless systems. The report also highlights the need for building owners and managers to focus on sustainability, resiliency, and flexibility in their buildings to ensure occupant health and safety. Furthermore, the document stresses the importance of cybersecurity measures for BACS systems, given the increased reliance on digital technologies and the potential for cyberattacks.
Keywords: Building Retrofits, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Large Building Controls/Automation, Post-COVID-19, Indoor Air Quality, CO2, Wireless