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New test and certification scheme for controlsDecember 2006

Building automation and controls play an important part in reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

The eu.bac association (European Building Automation and Controls Association), together with other European certification bodies, has developed a scheme for assessing and certifying performance of building environmental controls.

With the implementation of different EU-Directives and national regulations requiring better energy performance in buildings, the forthcoming eu.bac certification scheme will be of enormous value to the industry.

The first product group covered in the scheme are individual zone controllers.

BSRIA & Intertek- Working in partnership

As part of its commitment to help manufacturers comply with current regulations, BSRIA Test Laboratory is working in partnership with the UK certification body Intertek (former ASTA BEAB), eu.bac, and other European organisations in supporting the scheme.

Product testing

BSRIA offers test facilities and expertise to enable manufacturers to obtain eu.bac certification. On the basis of BSRIA test reports, the UK based Intertek (former ASTA BEAB) will issue certification.

BSRIA offers tests that include thermal comfort tests, economy mode, frost-free mode tests, etc.

  • Independent testing will confirm the products effectiveness and enable manufacturers to market their products with confidence
  • The certification mark will provide further reassurance to specifiers and clients that the product will perform as intended.

The eu.bac certification will be provided on 'individual zone controllers' for the following application systems:

Heating (radiators); Water floor heating; Fan coil unit (2 or 4 pipes); VAV; Chilled ceiling; Electric convectors; Electrically heated floors and ceilings.

How to contact us

BSRIA welcomes the opportunity to discuss your product testing requirements in order to ensure efficient certification process. To discuss your particular applications contact:

BSRIA Test & Certification
Tel: +44 (0)1344 465600
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