Legislation, regulations, standards

The successful story of the first EU funded CLEAR project (IEE 13-588) – enabling Consumers to Learn about, Engage with and Adopt Renewable energy technologies - continued from September 2017 with Clear 2.0. It actively guides consumers through all the stages leading to the purchase of domestic renewable and low-carbon energy technologies. It has the objective to enable consumers to become more aware, active players, to save money and to easily become “prosumers”.  
Post date: 9 Apr 2019
Type: Link

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!
Post date: 8 Apr 2019
Type: News

Moving the frontiers The summer study moves the frontiers of energy policy and established practices, and looks at what is needed to break the curves of increasing energy demand and rising temperatures. These are five days that shape tomorrow’s European energy efficiency policy.  
Post date: 8 Apr 2019
Type: Evento

KES International is pleased to invite contributions for SEB-19 taking place in Budapest, Hungary. SEB-19 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.   Applicable areas include:
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: News

Relevance and feasibility of inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems and an optional building renovation passport   Two online surveys have just been launched by the consortium leading, on behalf of the European Commission, a technical study to investigate the possible introduction in Europe of inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems and an optional building renovation passport.   With these surveys, the consortium aims to:
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: News

Last year, European Ministers of Culture, along with other institutions and NGOs, highlighted in the Davos Declaration “a trend towards a loss of quality in … the built environment …  all over Europe”, characterised by “the trivialisation of construction, the lack of design values, … the growth of faceless urban sprawl and irresponsible land use, the deterioration of historic fabric, and the loss of regional traditions and identities”.
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: Evento

Article 19a of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduces the requirement to perform a feasibility study addressing two issues: the possible introduction of inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems and the possible introduction of an optional building renovation passport. In this scope, DG Energy of the European Commission awarded a contract to perform a technical study to investigate these issues to a consortium led by INIVE and BPIE.  
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: Evento

New standardization projects relevant to ventilative cooling applications have officially been initiated under Technical Committees (TC) in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC 156) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 205) since 2017. These projects aim to make technical documents focusing on design aspects and setting criteria for ventilative cooling, and natural & hybrid ventilation systems in residential and non-residential buildings.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC projects and many more.   Contents include: -Foreword
Post date: 2 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: Evento