automation / control

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This slide presentation from Siemens shows that different approaches are required to improve building energy efficiency according to the type of building. It emphasizes the need to focus more on non-residential buildings, which represent only 15-17% but account for more than 40% of energy consumption, therefore enabling fast penetration of building stock.
Post date: 21 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

The Energy Efficiency Act of the Republic of Bulgaria was promulgated in SG No. 24/12.03.2013, and came into force on 12 March 2013. The new Energy Efficiency Act introduces the recast EPBD (Directive 2010/31/EC). It introduces obligations to owners of public service buildings with a built-up area of over 500 m2 which they must implement by March 2013. The same requirements have to be applied to all public service buildings with a built-up area of over 250 m2 by 9 July 2015. 
Post date: 10 Dec 2013
Type: Publication

The scope of the eu.bac System Certification Scheme applies to Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS), including e.g. artificial lighting, blinds and shutters, heating controllers, individual single room controllers, building automation systems, room automation systems, and integrated building management systems.BACS is the description of products, software, and engineering services for automatic controls, monitoring and optimisation, human intervention, and management to achieve energy efficient, economical and safe operation of building services equipment.
Post date: 18 Nov 2013
Type: Tool

This report is the result of the work performed under the Concerted Action EPBD 2011-2012 to support the implementation or adaptation of inspection and advice schemes for heating and air-conditioning systems. 
Post date: 25 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

This report is the result of the work performed in this field under the Concerted Action EPBD in 2011-2012 and describes the state of the art, main accomplishments and barriers across Europe as concerns compliance checking, quality control, enforcement strategies and sanctions for Energy Performance requirements, Energy Performance Certificates and Inspection reports. 
Post date: 25 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) control and supervise mechanical systems in buildings. Mechanical systems may include heating, cooling, air-conditioning, ventilation, lighting, blinds & shutters, security, fire alarms, and more. The purpose is to provide a comfortable and safe indoor environment in an energy efficient way.
Post date: 8 Aug 2013
Type: News

Campus 21 focuses on the energy-efficient operation of public buildings and spaces. It brings together the expertise of national research centres from Germany (Telecommunications), Ireland (IT in AEC, Artificial Intelligence), Austria (Building Physics), and Spain (Information Technology).  
Post date: 22 Jan 2013
Type: Link

Hannover, 22.11.2012 – More than half of the overall world population is living in urban areas - with rising tendency. The permanently increasing urbanization can be driven to more sustainability by ecological concepts for mobility, energy-efficient buildings and intelligent energy supply. Intelligent energy supply had also been the main subject of the well-attended “Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Urban Areas” Symposium (SEBUA 2012) which took place in Kusadasi near Izmir/Turkey from October 14 – 20, 2012.
Post date: 4 Dec 2012
Type: News

eu.bac is the European Building Automation and Controls Association and represents the European manufacturers for Home and Building Automation and Energy Service Companies.   eu.bac focuses on building automation, controls for residential and non-residential buildings, and energy services.   For further information please visit eu.bac’s website at the link provided below.
Post date: 10 Oct 2012
Type: Link