BIM, smart home, smart grid and smart building are prominent, yet merely a few of the terms used in the field of building automation (BA). At the heart of BA are the intelligent networking of different building functions within properties, such as heating, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting and shading, and flexibility in adaptation.
The aim is to achieve a high level of user convenience, to reduce the costs for energy, maintenance and servicing and to automate functional processes. At the same time, operation and monitoring should be simple in design. Building automation therefore forms an important part of technical facility management.