standards

The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities.   The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities.  
Post date: 10 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

The DGNB is the German Sustainable Building Council. Founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry, in order to promote sustainable building in the future.  
Post date: 8 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

Various studies have shown that ductwork leakage has a major impact on energy use (i.e. increased fan energy use, heating & cooling losses etc.). However, in most European countries, it is not common to perform ductwork airtightness tests, which is probably due to the lack of awareness on the consequences of ductwork leakage. As follows, ductwork airtightness is not properly taken into account in most Energy Performance Regulations and Calculations.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Event

A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings has been held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings as the third meeting of the Joint Task Force.  
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

Existing building energy standards in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region vary from voluntary guidelines to mandatory requirements, which may apply to one or many building types. Their development is typically a complex decision-making process that can involve any combination of participants. Building energy standards are difficult to classify and the standards that are stringent for one country may be ineffective in another country, depending on climate conditions, occupant behavior, existing building stock, and construction practices.
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Publication

TightVent Webinar | Ductwork airtightness: Standardisation’s on- going work and an overview of status and trends in Sweden, Japan, Spain and Portugal   Thursday 25 January 2018, 09:00-10:30 (Brussels time, CET)  
Post date: 20 Dec 2017
Type: Event

  by: Anita Derjanecz, REHVA Managing Director - Francesco Mariottini, REHVA Assistant Project Engineer    
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

  This Building Research Establishment (BRE) webpage provides  a table with documents that form the core Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 documentation, along with some other useful supporting documents.   
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
Type: Link

 
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This Commissioning Code (CC) released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), provides an overview of the management arrangements required to ensure that building services systems are commissioned to meet the objectives of Part L of UK’s Building Regulations. It is intended for commissioning managers and engineers, services installers, designers and facilities managers.
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
Type: Publication