Up to now, building automation systems have been conceived as confined solely to the interior of the building itself, with remote connections exclusively for supervision purposes and the many possible interactions between building related devices have been considered merely as field-level interactions.
This approach radically changed with the advent of more affordable more reliable and effective IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. IoT technology, over the last 2 decades, has grown exponentially, gradually coming to prove the effectiveness and the simplicity of integrating heterogeneous systems that can seamlessly communicate through new software architectures.
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All the most relevant services common to all types of buildings can be grouped into two main categories: BEMS (Building Energy Management System) services and BACS (Building Automation and Control System) services. BEMS services include those services generally aimed at analyzing the energy performance of the building and its evolution / forecast. Often, among the data collected by BEMS, are those relating to the operation of Services controlled by BACS services. These are services aimed at controlling and automating the operation of the building's technical systems and other systems.
An unquantifiable amount of information is generated and/or processed and thanks to IoT technologies, we are now able to create new classes of IoT devices and IoT software applications which can provide new decision-making tools for all stakeholders.