Today there is a demand for building commissioning in almost all building projects. Many building owners have realized that the technical complexity of buildings has increased and it is necessary to manage the quality of any building work to fulfil the requirements of the owner.
Post date: 21 Jul 2016
Regulatory context, control procedures, results
Since 2006, there has been a significant reward in the French energy regulations for good airtightness, which has been combined with a minimum requirement for residential buildings in the 2012 version of the regulation. Airtightness test results show that the average building airtightness performance has improved by nearly 50% in single- and multi-family buildings since 2006 and now stabilises below the minimum requirements.
Post date: 4 Apr 2016
DIRECTION is a four-year EU-funded project aiming to demonstrate how the use of very innovative and cost-effective energy efficiency technologies can lead to the achievement of very low energy new buildings. As the project now comes to an end, the deep understanding of building performance generated by it is now available to designers, owners, constructors, local authorities and all interested parties.
Post date: 2 Mar 2016
This report is the final deliverable of DIRECTION, a four-year EU-funded project aiming to demonstrate how the use of very innovative and cost-effective energy efficiency technologies can lead to the achievement of very low energy new buildings. As the project comes to an end, the Best Practices Book aims to offer the experience gained in the energy efficiency domain and encourage others to capitalise on it.
Post date: 2 Mar 2016
Buildings are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption. With this in mind the European research project DIRECTION aims to demonstrate that very low energy buildings can be implemented in practice.But what does it take to turn an energy-efficient new building project into a successful business?
Post date: 30 Sep 2015
The report Inclusion of New Buildings in Residential Building Typologies - Steps Towards NZEBs Exemplified for Different European Countries
is a 2014 deliverable of the EPISCOPE project.
As it is expected, more than one quarter of the European 2050s building stock is still to be built. Consequently, the effective implementation of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) needs to be supported by providing guidance, common principles and quality checks of the concepts.
Post date: 15 May 2015
New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a nonprofit organisation working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings by assessing technologies, promoting advanced design approaches and practices, and helping guide policies and programmes that improve energy efficiency.
Post date: 17 Mar 2015
This report, published by the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN), analyses the content of building energy efficiency codes and surveys how countries are developing and implementing them.One of the main outcomes of this project has been the development of criteria for comparing best approaches to energy efficiency building codes and identifying best practice elements of dynamic building codes and policy packages for new buildings. The criteria were developed by experts from different regions and large international organisations.
Post date: 16 Mar 2015
European Commission - IP/14/764 July 2, 2014.The Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings. The results should be:
Post date: 3 Jul 2014
The report has not only taken into account the energy use by the power sector, but also other energy-intensive sectors such as buildings, industry, agriculture and transport. The Dutch starting position for CO2 reduction is excellent. However, the costs will rise considerably, the later the Netherlands start implementing mitigation measures.
Post date: 26 Jun 2014