New Voting Member of BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group Announced

Steve Karg, of Legrand, starts new five-year term as voting member.

(Atlanta, Ga – June 21, 2024) BACnet International is proud to announce that Steve Karg will continue as a voting member of the BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group (BTL-WG). Karg was inducted during a BTL-WG virtual meeting in 2020, and will begin a new five-year term on July 1, 2025. The BTL-WG operates under the auspices of BACnet International.

“Steve has been a long-time, valuable member of the BTL Working Group in multiple capacities,” stated Andy McMillian, BACnet International President. “We look forward to his continued service with the group.”

Steve Karg is a principal engineer for Wattstopper commercial lighting control products at Legrand, North America, in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been an active member of the BACnet standards committee since 2001, and convenes the BACnet Lighting Applications working group. He created an open source BACnet Protocol Stack in C in 2004 which is hosted on and, and contributed to the BACnet decoders and MS/TP capture tools in Wireshark.

About BACnet Testing Laboratories

BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) was developed and is operated by BACnet International to support compliance testing and interoperability testing activities. The BTL oversees operation of the global BACnet product certification program and administers the BTL Working Group (BTL-WG). The BTL is led by the BTL Manager and is assisted by the BTL Technical Advisor.

About BACnet International

BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.