CLIMA: 2016 - Building automation and control systems: continuous operational energy use optimization

Start/Stop Date:
25 May 2016
eu.Bac and REHVA
11.00 - 12.30, Meeting room 8
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Hope to see you during CLIMA 2016 (22-25 May, Aalborg, Denmark) in our interactive workshop 'Building automation and control systems: continuous operational energy use optimization'.


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Andrei Litiu and Peter Hug, eu.bac


  • Bonnie Brook, eu.bac
  • Stefano Corgnati, Simona D’Oca and Valentina Fab, REHVA
  • Roland Ullmann, eu.bac


Building automation and control systems have a cruci al 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 byinsufficient 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.


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.


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