Australia has adopted the global ISO/IEC14543-3 standard for building automation.

Buildings – be they single-family home or a multi-story office complex – are one of the most significant sources of energy consumption. Building system engineering supported by intelligent and networked room and whole-building controllers, can contribute significantly to conservative and requirement-based energy use.

Implementation of the Australian and New Zealand Technical specification based on the international standard ISO/IEC14543-3 for the building automation market in Australia will benefit systems integrators, home and commercial building owners, facility managers and the people who work in the buildings.

Utilising solutions that comply with the international specification will ensure interoperability of devices, regardless of the manufacturer, and future proof buildings.

In Australia, until now, the absence of a recognised standard for the building and home automation sector has allowed situations where various automation control philosophies can be present in a building, even in a single room.

The lack of a convergence across disciplines of a building’s requirements to a common platform created an unavoidable duplication of resources and incurs additional costs to the integrator and building owner.

In part, due to additional wiring and equipment requirements and the increased knowledge base necessary for different programming tools as well as programming software.

Globally the home automation market is expected to grow to more than $100 billion by 2022 according to industry analysts.