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Energy performance calculation procedures and CEN standards

Harmonization of the energy performance calculation procedures in Europe. Preparation of a second generation of CEN standards to support the (recast) EPBD.

The purpose of this community is to provide a central convening point for information specifically on the current activities aiming at the major upgrading of the CEN standards to support the EPBD:
The preparation of a second generation of CEN standards to support the EPBD, under the Mandate M/480 from the EC to CEN/CENELEC (

Calculation procedures, harmonization within EUROPE and collaboration at global level (ISO) are important topics. The main experts involved in the project (circa 2012-2015) present in this community their personal view, at the given stage in the project.
The intention is to reach a wide audience, in an informal and therefore faster way than via the formal channels of CEN, CEN Member Bodies, EU Member States or European Commission.
The goal is to highlight at regular intervals the standardisation process, specific hot discussion items and preliminary findings, aiming at national and international policy makers, building professionals, educational institutes and standards writers.

DISCLAIMER: The content presented in this community reflect the personal view of the authors, at certain stage in the on-going activities.
The community facilitators, authors of articles in this community, the European Commission and CEN are not liable for any use that may be made of the information presented in this Community.
The interim and final products of the project to prepare a second generation of CEN standards to support the EPBD are subject to change without notice. These products will be submitted to CEN to be subjected to the internal CEN rules of internal and public review, comments and eventual approval or rejection by the CEN Member Bodies.


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16 October 2012 | 1 replies | 2123 visits
After reading P92 EPBD buildings platform, we think that the interestig standard would be one where the focus is not on the procedure, but on the inputs (including boundary conditions) and ...
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12 June 2009 | Germany
Calculation according to the German energy performance of buildings standard DIN V 18599 featuring a multi-zone model, lighting, complex configurations of heating, airconditioning and cooling ...
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12 June 2009 | Denmark
BSim is an integrated PC tool for analysing buildings and installations. BSim includes a collection of advanced tools for simulating and calculating e.g. thermal indoor climate, energy ...
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Article 4 of the EPBD stipulates explicitly that attention should be paid to indoor climate conditions: “Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that minimum energy ...

In line with the principle of equivalence, each Member State implements various EN standards into its regulations to assist in the evaluation of the performance of alternative cooling ...

Choices have to be made at the national level. In several countries this is or will be done, at least for the time being, in a practical way, by copying the relevant parts of EN ISO 13790 as ...

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