Building Automation Systems (BAS) is not a monolithic occupational term. BAS encompasses an ever-increasing number of career pathways. However, it is prudent to describe and define BAS as an ecosystem of interrelated occupations from workforce perspectives.
BAS occupational ecosystems share many common denominator skill sets required to accomplish the management and maintenance of building heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling, refrigeration, lighting, water circulation, security, and alarms. From traditional technical expertise to 21st-century advanced skills of cloud computing, BAS professionals make use of the valuable tools and services to create the Internet of Things (IoT) applications in managing controls and optimal maintenance of residential and commercial buildings.