European standards

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Public authorities can serve as examples regarding environmentally friendly procurements. But this topic also raises some issues:   What role do have environmental aspects currently in public procurement in Europe and how can the aim of environmentally friendly procurement be implemented in practice? What kind of initiatives, experiences and criteria do already exist?  
Post date: 4 Aug 2020
Type: Event

Webinar 3 – EPB regulations: how to make good use of the outputs of the EPB assessments (12h00 – 13h30 – 16 April 2020) Optimizing Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) regulations is a very challenging task. All the more so when the energy performance requirements become very strict.  
Post date: 18 Mar 2020
Type: Event

Buildings have an enormous role to play in the EU’s attempts to slash greenhouse gas emissions.  
Post date: 10 Mar 2020
Type: Link

Existing building energy standards in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region vary from voluntary guidelines to mandatory requirements, which may apply to one or many building types. Their development is typically a complex decision-making process that can involve any combination of participants. Building energy standards are difficult to classify and the standards that are stringent for one country may be ineffective in another country, depending on climate conditions, occupant behavior, existing building stock, and construction practices.
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Publication

Denne standard beskriver anvendelsen af commissioning-processen til bygninger.   Commissioning-processen er et værktøj til at sikre at krav til et byggeri opfyldes i alle byggeriets faser og ind i driftsfasen.   Standarden er beregnet til brug i forbindelse med byggeri og ved større ombygninger herunder energirenoveringer. Større ombygninger omfatter bl.a. ombygninger, der medfører revision af det fremtidige energi- eller driftsbudget eller som har et højt indhold af teknisk indhold, som fx:  
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen für die Installation und die Abnahme von Warmwasserheizungsanlagen in Gebäuden mit einer maximalen Betriebstemperatur bis 110 °C und einem maximalen Betriebsdruck von 6 bar fest. Diese Europäische Norm gilt nicht für die Installationen und die Abnahme von zugeschalteten Anlagen (z.B. Klimaanlagen, Hauswasseranlagen oder Lüftungsanlagen).
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

by Tiziana Buso (REHVA)   Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) standards are nowadays on every energy efficiency expert's lips. We are at a turning point in the road towards a homogenous energy efficiency market. However, the goal is not yet achieved. The future of EPB standards is in the hands of all energy efficiency stakeholders.    
Post date: 20 Nov 2017
Type: News

SBS Construction Forum - Open discussion on the Construction Products Regulation   The SBS Construction Forum, on Wednesday 11th October in Brussels (14.00-17.00), will focus entirely on challenges and opportunities of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for SMEs, in view of its potential revision.
Post date: 11 Sep 2017
Type: Event

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a series of webinars in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums project.   The first of these will be on the topic of Financing Energy Efficiency: The Key Role of Standardisation & Benchmarking and will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30 Central European Summer Time.  
Post date: 16 Jun 2017
Type: Event

On last REHVA journal, Jaap Hogeling has announced that the series of 17 EN-ISO Energy Performance Buildings (EPB) standards and 29 EPB EN-standards passed the Final Vote last week of January 2017 and will soon be published.   This set of EPB standards will be the basis for the Energy Performance Buildings assessment in Europe.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: Note