automation / control

Automating heating and other environmental controls can bring huge savings to commercial buildings. To what extent is it possible to achieve the same results in residential homes? What is the difference between so called domotics and inmotics?  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: News

Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB), and even more Positive Energy Buildings, demand for higher quality within their construction process in order to deliver the high performances they are designed for. Among the possible solutions to guarantee building performances, ICT (e.g. building automation and quality management tools) is one of the best answers and it is expected to grow further in the near future.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2017
Type: Event

Das Forschungsteam des EnOB-Projekts OBSERVE (www.ob-serve.de) entwickelt innovative, modellbasierte Methoden zur Überwachung und Optimierung des energetischen Gebäudebetriebs. Ziel ist es praxistaugliche Methoden zu erarbeiten, welche einen hohen Systematisierungsgrad, sowie eine hohe Robustheit beweisen, diese zu demonstrieren und Gebäudebetreiber in ihrer Betriebsführung von Gebäuden effizient und zuverlässig zu unterstützen.  
Post date: 23 Jan 2017
Type: Event

In the beginning of September 2016, the STORM consortium was present at the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling (DHC2016) in Seoul, South Korea. Dirk Vanhoudt (VITO) gave a general presentation of the STORM project and the latest status.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: News

The STORM project tackles energy efficiency at district level by developing an innovative district heating & cooling (DHC) network controller. The project partners have developed a controller based on self-learning algorithms, which is currently experimented in the two STORM demo sites.   The developed controller will enable to maximise the use of waste heat and renewable energy sources in DHC networks.   The STORM project is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme.   
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Link

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).
Post date: 5 Dec 2016
Type: Note

Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar - Lazy Air Conditioning- HVAC & Humidity Control  
Post date: 30 Nov 2016
Type: Event

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