We have been in the building automation industry for more then twenty years and have watched it evolve from proprietary closed protocols to truly open protocols like BACnet. As the industry has changed our core beliefs have evolved as well. While the technology is important we feel open protocols and reasonable access to product from multiple sources in the same market ultimately to be in the clients best interest.
Today's new buildings are technically more sophisticated then at anytime in the past and based on what Europe is doing, integration has only begun. Building automation systems were once proprietary and stand alone. Now with open protocols much more information is available and required for benchmarking and confirming design.
Another significant change is new technologies allows us to bring in new partners into building automation. Information Technology infrastructure is a cornerstone of most designs now for commercial and residential design. With the introduction of wireless technologies such as EnOcean electrical contractors can install and connect systems in the space. This is significant because there just are not enough qualified people to perform building automation tasks anymore. Where a technician was once responsible for overseeing installation and application engineering, today's technician must be LEED and CEM accredited. Someone has to write the high level programs required to optimize a buildings performance. This requires critical thinking and a thorough understanding of the HVAC, lighting, and life safety systems in the building.
TechReserves has set up the Guild to work with companies in delivering bms solutions for clients. There is more detail under the TechReserves Guild tab.
The TechReserves Mission Statement is simply: We believe in open protocol building and energy management systems and that it is in our clients best interest to have multiple sources for bidding and after sales service and support.