Practices

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Set of draft EN and EN-ISO standards as produced to support the implementation of the EPBD

This document gives a list of the draft standards that have been prepared by CEN to support the implementation of the EPBD. In November 2006, all these standards were ready to be submitted to formal vote.
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Fighting the greenhouse effect in the construction field

This paper discusses the fight against the greenhouse effect in the construction sector in France.
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Lutte contre l'effet de serre dans le secteur de la construction

This paper discusses the fight against the greenhouse effect in the construction sector in France.
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Specification for assessor training programmes for: building energy rating (BER) of new dwellings

The Irish EPBD Implementation Group is an interdepartmental group which is responsible for implementing the EPBD in Ireland. On 6 October 2006, the Group published a training specification for Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessor Training...
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Communication de la Commission - Plan d'action pour l'efficacité énergétique: réaliser le potentiel

As a major step toward meeting the unprecedented energy challenges facing the EU, the European Commission presented its Energy Efficiency Action Plan on October 19. The Plan contains a package of priority measures covering a wide range of...
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Mitteilung der Kommission - Aktionsplan für Energieeffizienz: Das Potenzial ausschöpfen

As a major step toward meeting the unprecedented energy challenges facing the EU, the European Commission presented its Energy Efficiency Action Plan on 19 October 2006. The Plan contains a package of priority measures covering a wide...
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Communication from the Commission - Action plan for energy efficiency: realising the potential

As a major step toward meeting the unprecedented energy challenges facing the EU, the European Commission presented its Energy Efficiency Action Plan on 19 October 2006. The Plan contains a package of priority measures covering a wide...
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Besluit van 24 november 2006 tot implementatie van de richtlijn betreffende de energieprestatie van gebouwen (Besluit energieprestatie gebouwen)

The Dutch Council of Ministers has agreed on the Decree Energy performance of Buildings (BEG) which arranges the issuing of the Energy Performance Certificate. The BEG was published on 24 November 2006.
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Handleiding installatie performance scan - Uw helpende hand bij installatieoptimalisatie

In December 2006, the Netherlands introduced a new tool for inspection-based advice on air-conditioning and heating installations, called the Installatie Performance Scan. It was developed as part of the implementation of the EPBD in the...
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EPBD Buildings Platform Interview: Hubert David, European Affairs Advisor of European Insulation Manufacturers Association (EURIMA)

Hubert David, European Affairs Advisor for EURIMA, was asked about the challenges being faced in trying to implement the Directive and how he feels co-operation with the EPBD platform is helping EURIMA members.
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Handling thermal bridges in the context of the EPBD: description of the approach developed in Belgium

Within the context of an energy performance regulation, it is essential to take the transmission losses into account. If building details are not well designed or carried out, thermal bridges can substantially increase the transmission...
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The state of the implementation of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in Austria

In Austria, the implementation process of the EPBD will be (hopefully) performed by 2007. One big difficulty in Austria is the fact that most building laws are under the responsibility of the nine Austrian provinces, only the issuing of...
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Sustainable energy management based on the European Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD)

The EPBD prescribes an energy performance certificate for buildings. According to the national implementations of the EPBD for non-domestic buildings the specific data of the building will be gathered during the certification process and...
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Indoor environmental criteria for design and calculation of energy performance of buildings : EN 15251

The energy consumption of buildings depends significantly on the criteria used for the indoor environment, which also affect health, productivity and comfort of the occupants. The indoor environment is mentioned several times in the EPBD....
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Assessing energy saving potential of a public building stock in relation to the national implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

This paper defines a methodology for data collection, organisation and elaboration, in order to estimate the energy performance and the potential of improvement of energy savings about existing building stocks. In order to verify the...
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Arrêté du 24 mai 2006 relatif aux caractéristiques thermiques des bâtiments nouveaux et des parties nouvelles de bâtiments

The enforcement decree is related to the French Thermal Regulation. It specifies the thermal caracteristics that apply to new buildings or new parts of buildings in order to achieve a maximum required level of energy consumption of the...
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Duurzaam energie-gebruik in onze bebouwde omgeving

Ensuring buildings indoor conditions requires some energy. This article explains what are the four pillars of indoor climate and how it can be achieved by the construction sector in a sustainable way.
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Energy Saving and CO2 Reduction Potential from Solar Shading System Shutters in the EU25 (ESCORP - EU25)

Solar blinds and shutters contribute to reduce the energy demand of buildings in 2 ways: in wintertime, due to a supplementary thermal resistance in closed position, they reduce the heating energy demand; in summertime, by avoiding...
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Solar Protection Plays a Major Role in the Overall Energy Balance

This document published by ES-SO (European Solar Shading Organisation), the umbrella organisation of European roller shutter and solar shading organisations, gives a greater understanding of roller shutter and solar shading products and...
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EPBD Buildings Platform Interview: John Goodall, Director Technical and Environmental Affairs, European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC)

John Goodal of the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) was asked about the challenges being faced in trying to implement the Directive and how he feels co-operation with the EPBD Platfom is helping FIEC members.