ZigBee Building Automation Overview  

ZigBee Building Automation offers a global standard for interoperable products enabling the secure and reliable monitoring and control of commercial building systems. It is the only BACnet® approved wireless mesh network standard for commercial buildings. Owners, operators and tenants can benefit from increased energy savings and ensure the lowest lifecycle costs with this green and easy-to-install robust wireless network. By using ZigBee Building Automation products in your building, you can contribute toward satisfying credits in the categories of Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® green building certification program.

By using these innovative products, it's now possible to gain control over more building types, previously unreachable rooms or sensitive areas, and even extend existing BACnet building automation systems. With ZigBee Building Automation, it will be possible to eliminate the web of wires required to monitor and manage a site. The network allows for fast system reconfigurations to accommodate a variety of situations while reducing installation and remodeling costs.

ZigBee Building Automation supports the needs of a diverse global ecosystem of stakeholders including building owners, operators, product manufacturers, architects and tenants. These groups know that a standard offers the best way to wirelessly monitor, control and automate commercial building systems to create the world's most innovative, productive and safe work or learning environments.

Leading global building automation suppliers supporting the development of ZigBee Building Automation include Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand/Trane, Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric and Siemens.

ZigBee and BACnet: Expanding Control
The ZigBee Alliance joined forces with BACnet, the leading global building automation and networking protocol for building automation, to fully support BACnet over ZigBee Building Automation networks. Soon it will be possible to easily expand your wired BACnet-based building systems to new areas by using wireless ZigBee Building Automation products.