New BACnet Guide Specification

As part of an education session at the 2023 AHR Expo in Atlanta, GA, BACnet International announced a new BACnet Guide Specification. Grant Wichkenko, president of Appin Associates, presented the session, titled BACnet-centric Guide Spec, on Monday, February 6, 2023 as part of BACnet International’s education track. He announced the public availability of the guide spec at the conclusion of the session.

The guide spec is based on the Department of Defense document and Appin worked with the original author to update and optimize it for BACnet projects.

The primary goal of the guide spec is to assist building automation system (BAS) designers and specifiers with the laborious task of writing a spec for each BACnet project. The guide spec will save time, make it easier to develop project documents, and, ultimately, provide the author with a better finished product. It covers BACnet objects and services and can be inserted into the BAS designer’s existing Division 23 or 25 specification.

For more information on the Guide Spec and accessing the document, visit