Building Automation - A Market with a Future
eu.bac on the significance of intelligent building technology in Europe
Brussels / Frankfurt, 7 May, 2010. – Providers of building automation products look optimistically to the future. At a working meeting in Paris on 5 May, eu.bac, the European industry association for building automation, announced its guiding principles which illustrate the significance of intelligent technology in energy-efficient buildings. "We provide the shortest payback periods for saving energy in buildings," said eu.bac managing director, Peter Hug. "This brings a new impetus for innovation, competitiveness and job creation."
Where energy can be saved, economic activity is livelier than before. This also applies to building automation. Buildings consume 40 percent of Europe's primary energy. In this way technical building systems become an investment that is sought after. Intelligent networking, consumption regulation, controlling and contracting – from eu.bac’s point of view these are new products and services that form a basis for new jobs and growth across Europe.
What is also clear in the guidelines is that intelligent building services engineering is not only cost-effective. Rather, it is also a guarantee of compliance with the political directives for climate protection. eu.bac promotes the comprehensive equipping of buildings and houses with the most modern control technology. This reduces both costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
The latest generation of automation products lastingly improves the energy efficiency of buildings – by up to 14 percent compared to standard products according to calculations by eu.bac. To ensure this, the association has created an independent quality assurance system. Over 100 controllers already bear the eu.bacCert mark. This stands for top quality and guaranteed energy efficiency.
In eu.bac's view, indoor environments that promote comfortable and efficient work are not in conflict with energy efficiency. High quality products and installations offer comfortable as well as economical solutions. When it comes to health and hygiene no one needs to do without. On the contrary, building automation also takes care of the elderly and this allows them to lead independent lives as long as possible. Intelligent technology in energy-efficient buildings – a market with a future.