Building Device Naming Standards Community Group Proposed

The Building Device Naming Standards Community Group has been proposed:


Being able to efficiently collect, analyse and leverage data insights
from buildings is a catalyst for optimising building performance,
improving the use of resources and moving towards predictive maintenance
and buildings that can respond  to the climate emergency.

The lack of standardised naming and labelling for connected devices in
the built environment means we are failing to leverage the value of data
to allow interoperability, improve building efficiency and increase
occupant productivity. 

A naming and labelling standard (complementing other industry
initiatives) will simplify and drive consistency thus increasing value
by unlocking the application of technologies such as machine learning. 
The work of this community group will align with and complement other
initiatives in the industry such as BRICK, Haystack, Omniclass,
Uniclass, IFC etc. 

In scope for this work are:
- A simple specification for naming syntax
- A register of building device names and labels


You are invited to support the creation of this group:

Once the group has a total of five supporters, it will be launched and
people can join to begin work. Once launched, the group will no longer
be listed as "proposed"; it will appear in the list of current groups:

In order to support the group, you will need a W3C account. To request one:

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the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

Received on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 12:07:16 UTC