EPBD implementation

CEN-CE team, under the auspices of FSB, organized the 1st CEN-CE classroom pilot training and certification during 03-04 December 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Type: News

CEN-CE team organized under the leadership of REHVA the 2nd CEN-CE Stakeholders' Workshop on 4 November (10h00-12h30) during REHVA Brussels Summit (4-5 November) for enquiring, engaging and exploring synergies with key stakeholders across Europe about the CEN-CE training and certification scheme for identifying the best solution for the buildings sector in terms of EU-wide roll out strategy.
Post date: 22 Nov 2019
Type: News

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools of energy performance assessment and certification applied across Europe face a number of challenges.
Post date: 20 Nov 2019
Type: News

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

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

This joint workshop organised by REHVA and the European Building Automation and Controls Association will present the wide spectrum of tools and technologies supported by BACS to improve and optimize HVAC systems’ performance and make it transparent to Building Owners/Operators.  
Post date: 7 Nov 2019
Type: Link