EPBD implementation

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On 13 and 14 November, REHVA organized its traditional Brussels Summit, bringing together Members, Supporters, MoU Partners, EU stakeholders and several present and future collaborators. While day one of the Summit was strictly devoted to meetings, the second day was open to the public, with the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference.
Post date: 27 Nov 2017
Type: Note

BPIE undertook a detailed analysis of EPC data and finds that 97,5% of the building stock, currently not in the A class, should therefore be upgraded, making the figure of 75% of the European building stock being ‘energy inefficient’  obselete.  
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

REHVA advocates the need for harmonised application of EPB standards across Europe, which needs active involvement of national standardisation bodies and stakeholders, to achieve a harmonized energy performance calculation framework.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2017
Type: Note

  Continuous, practice-oriented implementation and dissemination of the EPBD 2002 and energy end-use efficiency and energy services 2006 by training craftsmen and trainers in the construction trade     The IEE TRAINENERGY project prepared and implemented a pilot qualification for craftsmen in the building sector. The objective was to contribute to the qualification of the market to make European legislation as effective as possible. The project involved:  
Post date: 23 Oct 2017
Type: Link

In June 2017, the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference dedicated its over 60 sessions to the several facets of the Clean Energy for All European package. Among them, the session “The role of standardisation towards higher Energy Performance of Buildings”, organized by the European Builders Confederation,  was entirely dedicated to describe how and to which extent the building sector can benefit from standardisation.
Post date: 26 Sep 2017
Type: Note

In June 2017, the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference dedicated its over 60 sessions to the several facets of the Clean Energy for All European package. Among them, the session “The role of standardisation towards higher Energy Performance of Buildings”, organized by the European Builders Confederation,  was entirely dedicated to describe how and to which extent the building sector can benefit from standardisation.
Post date: 26 Sep 2017
Type: Note

Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Cost-Optimality • nZEB • Implementation Practice  
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Event

In August 2017, after almost 7 years from the issue of mandate M/480, the EPB standards were finally published, thus becoming the national standards in force in EU Member States and in the countries within the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).   
Post date: 11 Sep 2017
Type: Note

The EPB Center (energy performance of a building - EPB) is focused on the international harmonized set of EPB assessment methods and their implementation at national and regional levels. The Center is dedicated to provide stakeholders and interested parties with technical support for the implementation and dissemination of information on the set of EPB standards at national and regional level.   While providing this support the Center will also aim to assist with formulating needs in order to further develop and improve this set of EPB standards.  
Post date: 4 Aug 2017
Type: Link

In the Energy Performance for Buildings Directive (EPBD), “shall” is used in article 9, whereas “should” is used in article 2:   Article 9 of the EPBD states that: “Member States shall ensure that by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings, and after 31 December 2018 new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly zero-energy buildings.”  
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: Ask the Experts