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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CLIMA 2016 - 25 May Workshop 19 Continuous optimization of operational energy use with building automation and controls

CLIMA 2016 - 25 May Workshop 19 Continuous operational energy use optimization with building automation and controls

Join us during CLIMA 2016 (22-25 May, Aalborg, Denmark) in our interactive workshop 'Building automation and control systems: continuous operational energy use optimization'.

Access here the full description of our workshop.

The aim of the workshop is to interactively discuss about the crucial role of building automation and control systems in continuously optimizing energy use during the operation phase of buildings while at the same time ensuring adequate indoor environment quality and enabling occupants behaviour change. The participants will learn about existing tools that help assess how well a building (new or existing) is equipped for energy use optimization and will be granted the opportunity to provide feedback on the ongoing work of REHVA & eu.bac`s Task Force on Building Automation, Controls and Building Management.

Find here a complete overview of all workshops organized during CLIMA 2016.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Aalborg!


Background

Building automation and control systems have a crucial role in continuously optimizing the energy use during the operation phase of buildings while at the same time ensuring adequate indoor environment quality and enabling occupants’ behaviour change. However, most often due to the sheer variety of solutions that are available, the value proposition from automated controls becomes blurred between competing claims and is adversely affected by implementation problems that are exacerbated by insufficient standardisation. Other barriers to reaping the energy and non-energy benefits of building automation and control systems include among others the following: awareness of options and value propositions, access to qualified personnel to design, install and commission BAC, the fact that poor implementation often goes undetected.

Scope                                                

The aim of the workshop is to interactively discuss about the before mentioned issues and what practical tools can be used to overcome them and ensure building automation and control systems deliver their multiple benefits promises. The workshop will include the presentation of several certified buildings.

Attendees                          

Industry, designers, architects, specifiers, system integrators, installers, building commissioners, facility managers, energy inspectors, energy auditors, students, building owners. 

Expected results

  • Raise awareness regarding the multiple benefits of building automation and control systems.
  • Provide guidance for a standardized approach in design or auditing activities.
  • Collection of inputs from participants to feed in the current work of the Task Force.
  • Identification of most important research topics in the area of building automation and control systems.

Tentative Programme     

  • Setting the scene (Andrei Litiu & Peter Hug)                       
  • European certification method for assessing the building automation impact on energy efficiency in buildings (Bonnie Brook)
  • Showcase of certified buildings (Roland Ullmann)
  • Energy use behaviour change - occupants’ interaction with building automation and controls (Stefano Corgnati, Simona D’Oca, Valentina Fabi)

Discussion topic

The discussion shall be underpinned by each presentation and mostly focus on the multiplier effect of building automation and controls, more specifically:

  • Continuous optimisation of energy use;
  • Indoor environment quality;
  • Enabling energy use behavioural change.

In addition to the traditional questions and answers sessions, the participants will interactively be involved in the workshop via a voting tool. Each presentation will be followed by several multiple choice questions verifying the freshly stored information by participants during the presentations. Those who will pay attention shall receive meaningful rewards.

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