Home Controls and Building automation products with the eu.bac Certification mark and eu.bac Energy Efficiency Label demonstrate proven Quality and Energy Efficiency according to European Standards and Directives.

Please follow the links below to CLMS, the Certification and Labelling Management System of eu.bac Cert - the European Certification and Labelling System for Energy Efficiency in the range of Home Controls and Building Automation, and Services.

The CLMS website provides for interested parties the following features:

1) An Introduction to the function of CLMS and to the eu.bac Certification scheme
2) A List of eu.bac approved products
3) Specific pages to apply for Information, Certification, Labelling & Testing
   

Introduction

The function of CLMS is to serve as an online-aided platform within the eu.bac certification and labelling system to publish the Database of Products with the eu.bacCert Mark and the eu.bac Energy Efficiency Label to handle the certification and labelling procedure for products and systems relating to home controls and building automation from the ordering of and through to the granting of the certification/label.

The registered client can use following functions at the CLMS website:

  1. Apply for testing and eu.bac Certification and Label
  2. Private pages to provide a central point to monitor and progress work assigned
    to eu.bac registered Certification Bodies (ECB's) and laboratories
  3. Testing arrangement directly with the laboratory
  4. Apply for eu.bac Licence by existing test report

eu.bac Certification and Label - The European Certification and Energy Efficiency Labelling System for Energy Efficiency in the range of Home and Building Automation and Services.

Various EU-Directives and National Regulations regarding energy saving and energy performance of buildings require proof of energy efficiency.

These requirements and rising energy costs are encouraging owners and occupiers of buildings to reduce their energy consumption. The cost for energy will be a critical factor in property rental in the future.

In response to these requirements, eu.bac – the European Building Automation and Controls Association - set up the European Certification Scheme for Building Automation and an European Energy Efficiency Label for Home Controls and Building Automation Products and Systems.

Home Controls and Building Automation products and systems have a significant influence on the overall energy efficiency of buildings and therefore the energy efficiency labelling scheme has been devised to help consumer regarding information and guidance in making an informed purchasing decision for selection of energy efficient products and systems based on a strong accredited third party Certification System.

The eu.bac Certification Mark and Label assures users the conformity of products and systems defined in European Directives and European Standards. The registered eu.bac Cert Mark is a symbol that expresses Energy Efficiency and Quality. eu.bac Cert Mark is the European Quality Label for products and systems in the area Building Automation and Controls.

The Certification Procedure requires periodic tests and factory inspection by third parties and an accredited Certification Body.

The Energy Efficiency Label requires as minimum periodic tests by an authorised Test Houses and a Quality Management System of the Manufacturer.

To achieve this, eu.bac cooperates with the leading European Certification Bodies Intertek Certification Services (UK), Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment - CSTB (F) and WSPCert (D). The eu.bac empowered Certification Bodies operates in accordance with EN 45011 and they are accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

eu.bac authorised Test Laboratories are BSRIA (UK), C.S.T.B Lab (F) and WSPLab (D).

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eu.bac Press Release
Clean Energy for All Europeans Package: A step forward, but not yet enough

Clean Energy for All Europeans Package: A step forward, but not yet enough

The European Building Automation and Controls Association (eu.bac), welcomes the launch of the Clean Energy EU Package adopted on November 30, 2016 by the European Commission, including, amongst other things, a new Ecodesign Working Plan and revised Energy Efficiency (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

With regards to the new Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019, eu.bac gladly acknowledges the introduction of Building Automation and Control Systems in the list of products subject to new dedicated studies, as the category with the biggest potential savings.

The preparatory studies will provide the opportunity to further prove and disclose the “multiplier effect” of Building Automation Systems, controlling, integrating and optimizing building services related to heating, cooling, ventilation, electric storage, lighting, solar shading and more.

While Ecodesign, setting requirements for the energy efficiency for buildings related products is certainly a key measure to benefit European consumers, the need is nonetheless clear for complementary ambitious minimum requirements for the energy performance of installed retrofitted or replaced building elements under their national building codes.

Nowadays, millions of consumers cannot appropriately manage their heating and cooling expenses, as around 50-100 million dwellings still have equipment requiring manual regulation of energy supply. Just as an example, if manual radiator valves were exchanged with thermostatic radiator valves, the estimated annual saving of energy/gas consumption, costs and GHG emissions in the stock of residential buildings would be 167 TWh/ 14 Mtoe, 10€ billion, respectively 31 million tonnes CO2 emissions.

For the stock of non-residential buildings, the estimated annual savings resulting from the continuous monitoring and commissioning of larger buildings will result in estimated annual savings of energy/gas consumption, costs and GHG emissions in the stock of non-residential buildings is 465 TWh/ 40 Mtoe, 48€ billion, respectively 80 million tonnes CO2 emissions.

Throughout the review process, eu.bac has been calling for reinforced action in particular on Article 8 of the EPBD: this reform is an unmissable opportunity to unleash and strengthen the potential of Building Automation and Controls to put citizens and enterprises in control of their heating and cooling expenses, to ensure healthy indoor living and working conditions, to reduce gas imports, integrate renewable electricity and cut Greenhouse gas emissions.

The question is whether the proposal will remove the market failures that currently prevent a wider application of basic control technologies for heating and cooling systems.

eu.bac believes that the Commission’s proposal is a step in the right direction, but we also believe that the improvement potentials will be achieved only in part and in the long term. Building Automation and Controls have proven to be effective not only in substituting regular physical inspections, but also in empowering consumers and enhancing their savings and their health. Therefore, why not be more ambitious? Why not ensure that citizens and enterprises have clean energy without unnecessary delays?

eu.bac is firmly convinced that there is still room for major improvements and is committed to working with the European Parliament and the Council in order to improve the legislative framework, making it finally posisble to unleash the potential of Building Automation and Controls and, in doing so, creating jobs, contributing to economic recovery and growth and benefitting the citizens and enterprises.

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