automation / control

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The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA EBC) programme approved the IEA EBC Annex 68: “Indoor Air quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings” in November 2015. This annex has a four year working and reporting phase. The project is investigating how to ensure that future low energy buildings are able both to improve their energy performance and to provide comfortable and healthy indoor environments.  
Post date: 13 Nov 2015
Type: Link

Building automation has a key role to play in the implementation of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB). Building automation is the connector of all the single requirements for nZEB, such as a well-insulated and airtight building shell, efficient HVAC system and a high share of renewable energy. That is the main conclusion of this study, prepared by Ecofys for the Leonardo ENERGY initiative.Main functions of building automationThe study identifies the most important building automation functions in an nZEB as follows:
Post date: 19 Sep 2014
Type: Publication

Evidence review assessing the potential energy savings from the increased application of heating controls in residential properties across the European Union   This report, prepared for eu.bac (European Building Automation and Controls Association), once more emphasises the need for more action on home heating controls.  
Post date: 19 Sep 2014
Type: Publication

Keeping pace with the global changes, the Smart Buildings will be a new accent of the 9th Eco Forum & Exhibition for South-East Europe organized by Via Expo.  The event will be a platform for know-how transfer and new business contacts with the local players: experts, managers, investors and municipality representatives from South-East Europe, attending the Forum. The Conference
Post date: 26 Aug 2014
Type: Publication

DECRETO PRESIDENZIALE 16 aprile 2013, n. 74. The decree defines and updates the rules for the operation, management, control, maintenance and inspection of heating systems for winter heating and summer cooling of buildings and for the preparation of hot water for sanitary use.
Post date: 26 May 2014
Type: Publication

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