The Task Force's recommendations fall into four broad categories:Establishment of minimum performance standards based on energy use per sq/ft
Energy use benchmarking of all buildings
Incentives to help address regulatory and financial barriers
Workforce development and public education initiativesSeveral policy actions are currently underway to advance zero net energy buildings:
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Pour aider les pays de l'UE dans la transposition dans leur législation nationale de la Directive sur la performance énergétique des bâtiments, l'action concertée EPBD-CA a été lancé par la Commission européenne pour promouvoir le dialogue et l'échange des meilleures pratiques entre eux. Ce forum très actif des autorités nationales de 29 pays s'est efforcé de trouver des approches communes pour la mise en œuvre plus efficace de cette législation européenne.
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The BEST RESULT project aims to develop a working strategy to extend
the market of small scale RES applications in the building and energy
sector through common and local activities addressing RES suppliers and
consumers. All activities are aimed at opening new market opportunities
and raising suppliers’ awareness and knowledge of RES applications by
providing information and suggestions on how to improve their
positioning inside the market. Information and communication activities
targeting the general public or specific groups of consumers will
Post date: 21 Jun 2009
"ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme of the European Commission which aims to assist actors from the public sector and their advisers working on energy efficiency and renewable energies at the local and regional level. The main tools are workshops and online events. Additionally information is provided on case studies and good practice, European legislation and programmes.
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BER registered Assessors have proven competence to undertake and provide Building Energy Ratings (BERs) and accompanying Advisory Reports to a consistently high standard.
In order to become a BER registered assessor it is necessary to pass the BER Assessor exam. SEAI regularly updates the domestic and non-domestic BER Examinations to reflect the current methodology and guidelines. Registered BER assessors must pass the relevant examination every two years to maintain their registration.
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