Cove.tool refers to the standard EN 15232 for simulating the effect of Building Energy Management Systems. EN 15232 has defined different Building Automation and Control (BAC) efficiency classes. After a building has been equipped with building automation and control systems, it will be assigned one of these classes:
a) None: No building energy management system. This class refers to the ‘Class D’ of the EN 15232.
b) Simple: Adapting the operation of the building and technical systems to user needs. This class refers to the ‘Class C’ of the EN 15232.
c) Advanced: Optimizing the operation by tuning the different controllers, standard alarming and monitoring functions and more. This class refers to the ‘Class B’ of the EN 15232.