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This article illustrates how the implementation of the EPBD in the UK has interacted with the CEN EPBD-related standards. The focus is on the UK story, but the some of the opinions and perspectives reflect discussions with technical advisors and civil servants in other countries. I was quite close to some of the decisions and the reasoning behind them but more distant from others. So, some of the views expressed are inferences, sometimes from 15 or so years ago.
Post date: 19 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

As a non-EU country, Switzerland is not obliged to implement the EPBD, not even in the frame of the bilateral contracts. However, as a full member of CEN, the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) has – as all other CEN members – agreed to adopt all European standards and publish them as national standards. For the building area, this has been delegated to the Swiss Association of Architects and Engineers (SIA).  
Post date: 19 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

General information  
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

Croatian methodology for calculation of energy performance of buildings is largely based on the first set of CEN EPB standards (ed.2008). As these standards were proved not to be unambiguous enough for direct use, the national calculation methodology was developed in 2011. in the form of so-called Algorithms (Figure 1) by the University of Zagreb. Five Algorithms1 are written as a spreadsheet ready ‘array’ of formulas with the accompanying text describing sources for input parameters and connections with other parts of calculations.
Post date: 13 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

By the end of 2017 NEN decided to update the existing national Energy Performance standards in The Netherlands. The planning was to finalise this work within roughly one year. This short time frame was based on the requirement in the EPBD to report to the Commission by March 2020. The new national method should be operational by 2020. It was estimated that final checking and preparing and distributing reliable software based on this national method should at least take one year.
Post date: 13 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

Energy performance calculation has been required well before requirements by the EPB directive, like in several other European countries. Regulation 10/91 of 1991 and its application decree DPR 412/93 of 1993 first asked for an energy performance calculation and demonstration of minimum energy performance levels to get a building permit. At that time calculation and requirements were limited to heating service in new buildings.
Post date: 13 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

French experts involved in the French building regulation and national EPBD implementation contribute also to the EPB standards development at European level. Therefore, the French building regulation and transposition of the EPBD and the EPB standards are in line regarding the principles and the general structure. But sometimes the French regulation differ in the details, mostly due to different timelines and already existing national methods.  
Post date: 12 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

UPDATED VERSION for EN16798-5-1 In general, the spreadsheets related to the EPB standards are provided to demonstrate specific elements of the calculation procedures in the relevant standard(s). Consequently, they do not replace the EPB standards, but they shall be used along with the EPB standards.   Please read also the disclaimer in the spreadsheet.  
Post date: 15 Okt 2019
Type: Tool

Check out this streamlined issue of CEN-CE newsletter!   For more information visit also www.cen-ce.eu
Post date: 1 Okt 2019
Type: News

Following last year's successful 1st CEN-CE Stakeholders' Workshop, this 4 November (10h00-12h30) CEN-CE team is enquiring again REHVA experts, REHVA Member Associations and relevant EU level stakeholders about how to ensure an effective and tailored EU-wide market uptake of the CEN-CE training and certification scheme and furthermore exploring together and valuing all emerging synergies.  
Post date: 30 Sep 2019
Type: Ereignis