Leveraging the web: A universal framework for building automation

Tariq Samad, Brian Frank

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Building automation systems today employ an array of communication protocols, data formats, and software platforms. Some of these are proprietary, others are standards-based, but in neither case can true integration and interoperability be achieved. We describe a new framework for building automation that is based on multiprotocol network devices and a common object model and that leverages the Web to enable heterogeneous building automation systems to be rapidly and efficiently implemented and managed. Applications of this framework to energy management, equipment monitoring, and demand-response strategies are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 American Control Conference, ACC - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2007Jul 13 2007


Other2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY


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