40th Issue of the BACnet Europe Journal with Focus on GEG and EPBD available

A new issue of the BACnet Europe Journal has been published just in time for Light + Building.

Aachen, March 01, 2024 – The BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) regularly publishes free journals that provide information about BACnet technology, solutions with BACnet and the activities of the BACnet community. The new issue of the “BACnet Europe Journal” (German and English) focuses on the Building Energy Act (GEG) and the EU Buildings Directive EPBD. The journal is available online at www.bacnetjournal.org.

The current BACnet Europe Journal is the 40th issue of the journal and thus in a way also an anniversary publication. The first issue was published in 2004 and since then the Journal has been the European trade journal for building automation based on BACnet technology. Twice a year, competent experts report on all topics related to BACnet: From trends in building automation, applications, new products and services, training courses to BACnet certification. Readers are also informed about the who’s who of the BACnet community, events and publications. A particular focus is on the activities of the BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) and its members.

The 48-page BACnet Europe Journal 40, published shortly before Light + Building in Frankfurt, focuses on the effects of the Building Energy Act (GEG) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) on building automation with BACnet. A printed copy is available at the BACnet joint booth at Light + Building and can be ordered free of charge within Europe via the website bacnetjournal.org. The journal is also available online there. Other publications from the BACnet community are the “BACnet France Journal” – published by Association BACnet France – and the “Journal of Building Automation” – focused on the North American market and published by BACnet International. More information on the journals can be found at www.bacnetjournal.org.

About the BIG-EU

The BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) promotes the application of the global BACnet communication standard ISO 16484-5 in building automation and security technology in Europe. It was founded in 1998 by 18 building automation companies and currently has over 120 members from all regions of Europe as well as Australia and North America.

The objectives of the BIG-EU are the perception of European interests in the development of the BACnet standard – particularly with regard to energy efficiency and the reduction of the building sector’s carbon footprint. There is also an exchange of information with the BACnet-responsible ASHRAE committee “SSPC 135” and the American BACnet community. The group also has a joint marketing policy and qualification offer and has jointly developed technical guidelines. Further information is available at www.big-eu.org.