eu.bac elects its new 2024-2027 Board

The European Building Automation and Controls Association (eu.bac) is delighted to announce the re-election of Hans Smid (Schneider Electric) as its President for a second term following the recent General Assembly in Berlin. Hans Smid’s leadership has been instrumental in advancing the association’s mission to promote sustainable, energy-efficient, and digitally integrated building solutions across Europe.

The General Assembly also marked the election of a new board for eu.bac, comprising distinguished professionals from leading organisations within our industry. The newly elected board members include Alfred Freitag from Belimo, Bonnie Brook from Siemens, Peter Schönenberger from Sauter, Brad Hill from Honeywell, Mario Lieder from Johnson Controls, and Miha Bobic from Danfoss. We would also like to express our gratitude to the working group chairs, who continue to serve as the seeded Board members, Gaia Balzarini from Danfoss, Klaus Waechter and Martin Zährl from Siemens, and Björn Brecht from Kieback&Peter, for their work on the Board. Each member brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will be invaluable in shaping eu.bac’s initiatives and strategic direction. Their roles will be pivotal in driving industry standards, advocating for regulatory advancements, and fostering innovation in building automation and controls.

Reflecting on a Successful Journey:

Under Hans Smid’s leadership, eu.bac has significantly transformed the building sector. His tenure witnessed active involvement in revising the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), emphasising the need for smart technologies to enhance energy efficiency, decarbonisation, and well-being in buildings. His efforts have helped position eu.bac as a crucial player in shaping EU energy policies and legislative developments.

Hans Smid remarked:

“eu.bac is, and must continue to be, the go-to association for Building Automation and Controls. We are an organisation that provides proven solutions to real problems. As we look ahead, we must persist in advocating for more sustainable, digital, and flexible buildings. This is a crucial time as we reinforce the EPBD provisions and lead the fight for building decarbonisation. We must continue to raise awareness of BACS benefits for Energy Efficiency, Digitalization, and Indoor Environmental Quality, and strive for greater investment in workforce training and reskilling to meet the demands of the digital and green transitions.”

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