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Which of the following areas is not likely to be a concern when designing a building automation system?
a) energy management
b) access control
c) substation capacity
d) lighting control
e) none of the above
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Energy management, access control, lighting control, asset management, communications, life safety, fire alarm, and HVAC controls are all of interest when designing a building automation system and should be addressed in the appropriate design definition documents.
The correct answer is C, substation capacity. This is a concern to the electrical systems design, not to the building automation system design effort.
Reference: Nicholas P. Sands and Ian Verhappen, A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge (Third Edition)
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