What is the BACS decree?


JULY 22, 2021

The objectives of the BACS decree?

BACS stands for "Building Automation & Control System". The "BACS" decree refers to the decree published on July 20, 2020 "on the automation and control system of non-residential buildings and automatic heat regulation. It is in line with the tertiary decree by requiring the largest consumers of the tertiary fleet of devices for control and automatic regulation of their energy systems by 1 January 2025. In addition to the tertiary decree, which provides for monitoring of consumption, particularly through the OPERAT platform, this new decree, described as BACS, requires automatic control of building systems.

In concrete terms, what does this mean for whom?

The decree targets the owners of technical systems in commercial or non-commercial tertiary buildings whose heating and air conditioning installation exceeds 290 kW in useful power rating. It should be noted that if the owner demonstrates that the installation of such an automation and central control system within his building has a payback period of more than 6 years, he is then exempt from the obligations mentioned by the decree. However, it seems difficult to produce such a study in view of the existing solutions on the market as well as the public aids for this type of project. Centralized and automatic technical management is now commonplace among energy system manufacturers.

Another constraint, an administrative obligation?

That is one view. Another would be to see this decree as an opportunity. The centralization and automation solutions for consumption are an exceptional performance lever. It should be seen as an ally in the transition to be made. With the renovation of the building, the change of energy production installations and consumption equipment, the autonomous management software is THE solution for operating the building's energy systems. This is AGRID's business. We offer a purely software solution to reduce the consumption of your buildings by an average of 20% by optimizing the control of the devices. This is already half the way to 2030!