This is a follow up on the previous blog post
with the CEN work program to develop a second generation of CEN standards to support the (recast) EPBD.
What was yet missing was a rough indication when to expect the products from this project. Therefore I drafted a short table with the main products and the rough dates for first and final drafts.
|Products||Spring 2012||Autumn 2012||Winter 2012||Summer 2013||Summer 2014||Summer 2015|
|Phase 1 products|
|CEN Technical Specification with Basic principles||Draft||Final draft||Revised Final draft|
|CEN Technical Specification with Detailed Technical Rules||Draft||Final draft||Revised Final draft|
|CEN standard on Over-arching Modular Structure||Draft||Final draft||Revised Final draft|
|Overview of standards for modular structure and for preparation of Phase 2||First draft||Second draft||Final draft|
|Work programme Phase 2||Draft||Final draft|
|Phase 2 products|
|Set of EPBD standards||Draft||Final draft|
The first drafts of the documents under phase 1 begin to take shape, therefore we will soon provide you with some more details on the content of these products.
For the time being you will find below the table a brief explanation of each of these products (mainly copied from the work plan).
CEN Technical Specification with Basic principles
A Technical Specification with basic principles will provide guidance on the required quality, accuracy, usability and consistency of each standard and the rationalisation of different options given in the standards, providing a balance between the accuracy and level of detail, on one hand, and the simplicity and availability of input data, on the other.
Hidden complexities will also be taken into account, such as the impact of differences in the overall legal frameworks on the national choices and national input data.
The basic principles will be used to develop a set of detailed technical rules and an over-arching standard.
The basic principles and rules will also comprise rules and formats for the separation of harmonised procedures and choices and input at national or regional level.
CEN Technical Specification with Detailed Technical Rules
A Technical Specification with detailed technical rules, based on the basic principles, will provide guidance for the over-arching standard (phase 1) and for each of the set of standards under phase 2.
It will comprise rules on:
CEN standard on Over-arching Modular Structure
The improved set of EPBD standards shall become a systematic, clear and comprehensive package for the benefit of professionals, Member States and relations with third countries.
In order to ensure consistency among EPBD standards and user-friendliness, a continuous but modular overall structure is needed, covering all standards related to the energy performance of buildings, providing the overall framework which will enable a step-by-step implementation by the EU Member States.
This over-arching standard on the integrated energy performance of buildings re-uses the main elements of EN 15603 (Overall energy use and definition of energy rating) and core elements of other key standards, including common definitions, terms and symbols, offering a systematic, clear and comprehensive, continuous but modular structure, enabling a step-by-step implementation by the Member States, taking also into account the nature of each procedure identifying the typical type of user.
Work programme Phase 2
Under phase 1 an overview of all current standards will be prepared, indicating to what extent each of the standards will need to be revised and the timeframe in which the work can be accomplished.
In addition an overview will be provided on all new standards that need to be developed, including the associated workload and resources needed. This includes the identification and prioritisation of items for revision and gaps in the current set of standards, on the basis of the basic principles, in consultation with the Member States.
Phase 2, New/revised set of standards
Standards will be prepared, to allow the assessment of the energy efficiency of buildings. The existing harmonised European standards for EPBD will be used as a basis and adjusted according to the needs of the recast EPBD Directive 2010/31/EU.
This includes the following issues:
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