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BACnet International has announced that Chris Howard will continue as a voting member of the BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group (BTL-WG). Howard was inducted during a BTL-WG virtual meeting on June 24, 2021, and will begin a new five-year term on July 1, 2021. The BTL-WG operates under the auspices of BACnet International.
The BTL-WG provides technical oversight and guidance for the global BTL testing and certification program for BACnet products. The primary goal of the certification program is to improve BACnet interoperability among building automation products. Voting members are selected from knowledgeable experts in the BACnet community and serve 5-year terms.
“Chris has been an active and contributing participant in the BTL Working Group,” stated Andy McMillan, BACnet International president and managing director. “We are very happy to see him continue in his role as a voting member and look forward to his future involvement.”
Howard is a Senior Test Expert and principal tester for Schneider Electric's building management products. In his role, Howard also acts as a technical advisor for other development teams throughout Schneider Electric that don't have a dedicated team for BACnet. He provides the much-needed technical expertise across all phases of a product, including implementation guidance, achieving and maintaining the BTL Certification, and assisting in the identification and resolution of field issues.