Building Automation and Energy Management

  • Albert Ting-pat So
  • Wai Lok Chan
Part of the The International Series on Asian Studies in Computer and Information Science book series (ASIS, volume 5)


In nowadays, the term “intelligent building” is getting more and more popular and a sophisticated building automation system (BAS) is actually the heart of every “intelligent building”. One of the major functions of BAS is energy management. In this chapter, the history of development of BAS is described. Then, the hardware structure and software features of a modern BAS are highlighted so that the readers can gain an overall understanding of this important system in every modern commercial building.


Energy Management Building Automation Intelligent Building Building Automation System Johnson Control 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Ting-pat So
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wai Lok Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Controls Intelligent Building Research CentreCity University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongChina

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