BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of BACnet in building automation and control systems through product certification, educational programs, and promotional activities. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.
Education programs are provided by The BACnet Institute (TBI), an online learning environment that consists of courses, resources and a knowledge-sharing forum that was developed and is operated by BACnet International. Additional education opportunities include newsletters, conference presentations, webinars and other educational events.
BACnet International facilitates real world interoperability through the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL), which manages a global product certification program. The BTL supports compliance testing and interoperability testing activities and has developed and continues to enhance the test package for BACnet products. It also maintains an online database of certified products.
Through its direct outreach efforts, as well as its operation of the BTL and TBI, BACnet International provides support for the global BACnet community. In addition, BACnet International disseminates the latest information about BACnet technology and products, publicizes BACnet implementations, and promotes the use of BACnet to consulting engineers, end users of building automation equipment, and the building automation community at large.