automation / control

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This Topic includes all content relevant to the Themes "building operation, monitoring, energy management", and "Controls, energy management systems".
Post date: 21 Nov 2016
Type: Topic

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. Their members work cooperatively with building owners, home owners, architects, plan drawers, developers, building contractors and other professionals to ensure buildings are safe, healthy and efficient to meet the standards set by the building regulations.   For further information please visit the organisation's website at the link provided below.
Post date: 18 Nov 2016
Type: Link

Survey across EU Member States - The inclusion of building automation and controls in legislation and building codes   This document, released by the European Building Automation and Controls Association (eu.bac), provides an overview on how the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD 2010/31/EU) recommendation for the application of building automation, controls and building technical management has been transposed and implemented at Member State (MS) level across the European Union.  
Post date: 27 Sep 2016
Type: Publication

Lessons from the Field, Vision to the Future   Intelligent efficiency holds the promise of substantially reducing energy use while transforming many energy-using markets. Achieving this outcome requires collaboration among the efficiency, technology, and user communities. These communities are largely distinct, and few opportunities have existed to date for the energy efficiency and technology communities to interact. Past interactions have been limited to speakers from one community addressing assemblies of the other.  
Post date: 12 Sep 2016
Type: Event

Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) can have significant impact on energy consumption of buildings and their occupants.
Post date: 4 Aug 2016
Type: Link

The advent of IoT increase considerably the potential number of smart devices collecting data, resulting in an additional level of complexity for facility managers. Analytics solutions effectively manage the new state of information overload, identifying and focusing on key information and problems on real basis. 
Post date: 3 Aug 2016
Type: Note

On June 24, IBM’s Watson Internet of Things hosted at leaders, industry experts and technologists at The Crystal in London to examine how IoT is shaping the way we design, construct, use, maintain and experience the buildings around us. One of the main focuses was the application of cognitive computing to smart buildings.   Nowadays building systems can provide an enormous amount of unstructured data on building operations. The challenge is using available information to improve and adapt building performances.
Post date: 21 Jul 2016
Type: News

This volume, is part of “CIBSE Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration”, providing guidance on the practical design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The guide, released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), was published in five separate chapters.    The specific chapter:
Post date: 5 Jul 2016
Type: Publication

The Call for Papers for the 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) - Building Simulation Conference 2017 (BS2017) is now open.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Type: News

The 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) - Building Simulation Conference 2017 (BS2017) will focus on the state of the art in simulation tools, applications and new developments.
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Type: Event