This paper addresses a range of parameters that are vital for buildings and their inhabitants in respect to indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in Belgium–Brussels Region, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom – England and Wales. The results of the analysis shows that all studied Member States (MS) have at least a basic reference to IAQ included in their building codes.
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
The REHVA Journal January issue titled Focus on EPB standards is available online by clicking here. The featured articles are:
Post date: 3 Jun 2015
How to obtain the EPB standards (standards to support
the EPBD) and supporting documents
6, 2015 (New link to publicly available spreadsheets)
Post date: 8 Apr 2015
On 14th June 2012 a Plenary Meeting of the European Committee for Standardization CEN/TC 88 “Thermal insulation materials and products” took place in Munich. The CEN/TC 88 committee agreed on the following decision: Decision 551 (Munich 1, 2012-06-14): Creation of a new Working Group "VIP" and Appointment of its Convenor.CEN/TC 88 agrees to create the WG11 "VIP", dealing with the NWI for vacuum insulation panels (prEN ISO 16478) with VA with ISO/TC 163/SC3 under CEN/TC 88 lead (see Resolution 550).
Post date: 29 Apr 2014
This document shows the proceedings (summary and slide presentations) of the meeting of several subcommittees of the "Comitato Termotecnico Italiano Energia e Ambiente" (CTI) about technical and regulatory aspects of the national transposition of the EPBD, that took place during the 68th National Congress
Post date: 11 Feb 2014
The publication of a new version of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013 "Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy" has been announced on 11 December 2013 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). This 2013 edition includes major revisions for design and measurement of comfortable indoor spaces.
Post date: 12 Dec 2013
In Annex 56 a new methodology for energy and carbon emissions optimized building renovation, as a basis for future standards, will be developed to be used by interested private entities and agencies for their renovation decisions as well as by governmental agencies for the definition of regulations and their implementation. This methodology will be accompanied by good-practice guides that integrate appropriate and cost effective technologies as well as by good renovation examples.
Post date: 30 Oct 2013
The Department publishes Technical Booklets for guidance in support of the Building Regulations. There is no obligation to follow the methods or to comply with the standards set out in the Technical Booklets. The Booklets allow the Department to set standards of performance and to provide a degree of predictability and certainty as to what methods and standards of building which, if followed, will satisfy the requirements of the Building Regulations.
Post date: 23 Oct 2013
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Post date: 15 May 2013