New legislative measures for buildings in Greece
Posting Date | 30 April 2009
Countries | Greece
The new Greek energy code for buildings requires to carry out an energy study for every eligible building. The study has to calculate the energy consumption for heating, cooling, lighting and hot water using the specific algorithms proposed by the CEN standards or any other validated simulation tool. Performance based criteria have been set. All buildings should present lower energy consumption than a threshold set for the different climatic zones of the country. The reference building approach is used. In parallel, all buildings should satisfy specific requirements regarding the quality of the envelope and the HVAC systems used.
Most of the relevant EPBD CEN standards have been integrated to the national legislative system. As far as public buildings are concerned, specific measures have been undertaken. Buildings should use cool roofs and cool paints, ceiling fans, efficient lighting, night ventilation and natural gas supply systems. Also, for non air conditioned buildings the adaptive comfort approach is going to be used.
Source Languages | English