Drupal now enables energy management systems to provide energy related data via BACnet web services to all internet users. This visibiltiy amounts to billions of impressions per day. By embedding this new smart Site content generated from existing BACnet systems into existing Drupal sites untold $billions can be saved. The modules and distributions shown below can make a significant impact on the actual reduction of energy/utility bills in facilities that utilizes Drupal. The reduced energy and improved environmental conditions are a result of behavioral modifications by informed user. Numerous case studies are providing compelling evidence that combining Drupal + BACnet as an energy conservation measure can result in a minum savings of 6-8% on utility bills.
As of May 2, 2016 the FSGIM (Facility Smart Grid Information Model) is an ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA standard.
The Drupal Training Provider BACnet Interest Group - Drupal provides training to Architects and Engineers on how to integrate Drupal as part of their design process for new buildings or renovation projects. Tweaking the Project Manual (Construction Drawings and Specifications) can target all Internet users with smart sites that embed, real-time Energy and environmental related content to help informed users make better choices. Such smart sites will realize additional advantage to imlementing the best of technologies for all the world to see.
An international ballot in ISO/TC 205 was initiated May 3, 2016 for approving the FSGIM as a Draft International Standard. Depending on how that vote comes out, it could become an ISO standard without any additional voting steps.
BACnet is the facility connection to the smart grid.
BACnet systems have been deployed in buildings since 1995. As an International standard, today there is a substantial installed base of BACnet devices especially in larger commercial facilites such as hospitals, airports, Universities, DoD, K-12 schools, state and federal governments ... all over the world. With little to no additional product costs, any or all of these data points become accessible to Drupal for a rich mix of new kinds of real-time content for Drupal to use in any number of ways.
Example modules and themes include:
- Green Button
- Open Energy
- Smart Service Systems
- Drupal Energy
- Energy Dashboard
- Smart Grid
Please add new "Energy" module category, so maintainers can tag - and users can filter - modules directly related to energy.
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- BACnet Interest Group - North America
- A (BAC)Net Gain
- OBIWAN - An Open BACnet Interoperable Wide Area Network
- Smart Schools - Drupal Energy on TV
- Drupal - A (BAC)Net Gain
- A BACnet Module for Drupal
- A BACnet Spec for Drupal
- IoT - Drupal Energy August 2015 - Drupal Camp Asheville
- Drupal as an Energy Conservation Measure
- IoT - Drupal Energy October 2015 - Drupal Camp Ohio
- Energy- A New Vertical Market for Drupal