François Durier (CETIAT)

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Reducing the energy consumption of heating and cooling systems in buildings requires:  
Post date: 18 Dec 2017
Type: News

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Advanced controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can reduce consumption in unoccupied zones of a building. They can also continuously adapt the operation to fit the demand and detect needs for maintenance. They are based on sensors and use control strategies adapted to the technology of the system, by modulating temperatures, flow rates, capacity, etc.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: News

by François Durier (CETIAT)   What do we mean by flexibility?   In the context of the energy performance of buildings, the flexibility of a system refers to its ability to adapt to changes, and the ease with which it responds to such changes whilst maintaining or increasing its performance and levels of service.  
Post date: 20 Nov 2017
Type: News

The European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) requires that Member States set up a certification, with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Member States must also establish an independent control system for the EPCs (Art. 18), as well as effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions in case of non-compliance (Art. 27). A draft source book has been published from the QUALICHeCK project. It provides suggestions for a more effective compliance of the EPCs with the national or regional legislations.  
Post date: 28 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

Two European Directives – the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives – and their accompanying regulations have introduced new requirements for fossil fuel boilers, as well as a label to inform about their performances. This article presents these requirements and the foreseen label.   The Ecodesign Directive for gas and oil boilers  
Post date: 31 Aug 2016
Type: News

This fact sheet describes a voluntary scheme defining the data to be announced in the product documentation. The scheme has been launched in 2012 by Uniclima, the French association of ventilation product manufacturers. It ensures that product characteristics are provided under a harmonised form (same physical quantity, unit and assessment method), and facilitates access to relevant input data for the energy performance calculation of a building. The scheme contributes to enhancing the compliance of published data. 
Post date: 20 Jul 2015
Type: Publication

Two European directives, the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Directive, together with their accompanying regulations, are being implemented and will extensively modify the regulatory landscape for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products in the European market. This article presents the changes these directives imply with respect to HVAC product performances, and explains how to publish these performances.   The Ecodesign Directive  
Post date: 30 Apr 2015
Type: News

Décret n° 2009-649 du 9 juin 2009 relatif à l'entretien annuel des chaudières dont la puissance nominale est comprise entre 4 et 400 kilowatts Décret n° 2009-648 du 9 juin 2009 relatif au contrôle des chaudières dont la puissance nominale est supérieure à 400 kilowatts et inférieure à 20 mégawatts
Post date: 10 Sep 2009
Type: News