new buildings

The construction sector is of strategic importance for many countries across the world. It delivers the buildings and infrastructure needed by the rest of the economy and society as well as plays an important role in the delivery of the European Union’s ‘Europe 2020’ goals for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Post date: 6 May 2014
Type: Publication

The objective of this brochure is to present an overview of European actions undertaken in the field of energy efficiency. The introduction presents the main EC policies implemented and the past energy efficiency trends. The document then details an outline of the most illustrative measures implemented by end-use sector. Findings are described in 11 thematic chapters, each divided into three sections.
Post date: 19 Mar 2014
Type: Publication

This report has been prepared on behalf of the European Commission (DG ENER).  The aim of this report is to explain how the Energy Efficiency Investment Potential for the building environment can be calculated. Two approaches have been used.
Post date: 17 Feb 2014
Type: Publication

These French professional rules concern solar combisystems provinding space heating and hot water to new houses.The rules include three parts in three separate documents:- The first part (109 pages) describes rules for the design and dimensioning of such solar combisystems (solar collector, water tank, pump, auxiliary heating source, hydronic circuit, controls, heat emitters).- The second part (114 pages) describes rules for installation and commissioning of the system.
Post date: 27 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

These French professional rules concern solar water heaters for domestic use in new houses.The rules include three parts in three separate documents:- The first part (77 pages) describes rules for the design and dimensioning of solar domestic water heating systems (solar collector, water tank, pump, auxiliary heating source, hydronic circuit, controls).- The second part (107 pages) describes rules for installation and commissioning of the system.- The third part (62 pages) details rules for maintenance. These rules are the same as in renovated buildings.
Post date: 23 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

These French professional rules concern building systems with air to water heat pumps (<50 kW) that are used for heating (or heating and cooling) in new houses.The rules include three parts in three separate documents:- The first part (73 pages) describes rules for designing and dimensioning the heating system (heat pump, auxiliary heating source, hydronic circuit, heat emitters, controls). Heat emitters may be hot water radiators, heated floor or fan coil units.- The second part (98 pages) describes rules for installation and commissioning of the system.
Post date: 23 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

According to the EPBD recast (Directive 2010/31/EU), this French Order extends the mandatory feasibility study of various energy supply solutions to buildings between 50 and 1000 square meters.This feasability study must be operated prior to filing an application for a building permit by the owner, in order to promote installation of efficient equipment and use of renewable energy sources.New buildings and new parts of existing buildings may be exempt from this requirement if the corresponding building energy regulation imposes the use of renewable energy sources.
Post date: 23 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

This paper presents the results of the thermal and environmental performance of a new residential building, as a function of the heating system used, designed to Viseu, a moderate climate zone in Portugal. A case study has been conducted on a conventional residential building, modeled according to Portuguese Thermal Building Regulation (that is complying with EN ISO 13790 and EN 15603) and Life Cycle Assessment methodologies. Two scenarios were studied: the scenario ´VIS-HP´ where a heat pump is used as the heating system and the scenario ´VIS-WH´ using a wood heater as the heating...
Post date: 21 Jan 2014
Type: Publication