Columnists: Andy McMillan

Andy McMillan is founder and principal consultant at ArborCoast LLC where he works with clients to envision and execute innovative business and product strategies with bottom line impact. He is also president of BACNet International. His experience includes a variety of executive positions, most recently with Philips Lighting where he was general manager of an energy management and controls organization.

As a strong advocate for open systems Andy has served as an invited speaker at numerous technical and business conferences around the world. He co-authored a book on open systems networking and has been awarded a dozen patents. He holds MBA and BSEE degrees from the University of Michigan. Andy’s views are his own do not necessarily reflect the position of BACnet International, ASHRAE, or any other organisations. If you want to send comments directly to him, he can be reached at
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Shift to LED Lighting May Trigger Cataclysmic Change in Building Automation Industry

I’d like to share some thoughts on the future of the building automation industry. What is Automation Armageddon all about? The transition to LED lighting may trigger a cataclysmic change in the way the building automation industry works. Historically, building controls applications have been HVAC-centric since that was the element of the building where controls   …Continue Reading