Welcome to the website of the preparatory study for Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS).

This study provides the European Commission with a technical, environmental and economical analysis of BACS in accordance with Article 15 of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC. It is based on the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) detailed on the methodology page. Furthermore, this study also seeks to complement the on-going/recent studies addressing the development of a smart readiness indicator for buildings and smart appliances under the Ecodesign Directive respectively.

The primary aim of the first part of the study is to define the product scope, to identify the focus areas & direction to take for the subsequent preparatory study and ultimately determine and draft out policy options in light with the Ecodesign Directive.

The scoping study is mainly divided in two overarching tasks:

Task 1 - Definition of the product group(s) and system boundaries with options for scoping a full preparatory study.

Task 2 – Screening of product groups and MEErP recommendation

This first part of the preparatory study was started mid October 2017 and is expected to be completed in March 2018. Reports and other related documents will be published on the documents page.

Afterwards, based on the scoping, one or more full preparatory studies on BACS will be started following the MEErP methodology in the extend possible.

Reports issued for this study are available on the Documents section of this website. 

If you would like to read more about the background of this study, then please visit the Introduction.

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