The Ecodesign preparatory study on Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) implementing the Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019 has the aim to pursue climate targets and reduce CO2 emissions.
The products of our sector are integrated into the building management system in a wide variety of ways, some of which are also operated as stand-alone actuators. We would like to highlight that the products are fundamentally different from e.g. heat generator control system”. The function of our products is of key relevance to reduce building energy consumption by changing the performance of the building shell when needed, e.g. by controlling solar gains for reducing heating or cooling energy, by allowing natural ventilation and night cooling to reduce the potential need for air-conditioning etc. There is no need to have a permanent operation and most of the time the products are in stand-by mode. In the Annex exemplary extrapolations of the energy consumption for various products is calculated.
The following conclusions can be drawn from the projections and evaluations:
EuroWindoor proposes for reasons of e.g. no significant savings in self-consumption bearing in mind the proportionality of future possible measures not to take these BACS products under further consideration for potential product measures according to Ecodesign Directive (ED) and Energy Labelling Regulation (ELR) in the "Ecodesign preparatory study for Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) implementing the Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019". Instead the Smart Readiness Indicator with its focus on e.g. energy and indoor climate, well-being and health aspects should be developed.
Examples of energy consumption are shown in the annex of Position Paper.
EuroWindoor position on scoping the Ecodesign preparatory study for Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS)
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