Legislation, regulations, standards

CRAVEzero pinboard: an interactive web-based modular framework supporting in developing low LCC nZEBs
Post date: 14 Nov 2019
Type: News

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

The course will help participants find answers to those burning questions:  
Post date: 13 Nov 2019
Type: Event

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

Nel realizzare case che consumano meno, o che addirittura producono più energia di quanta ne consumano, sono diverse le variabili da tenere in conto. Per dirne alcune: bisogna capire le tecnologie a disposizione sul mercato, il loro costo e la loro accessibilità, l’ambiente e il clima. Ma c’è un altro aspetto che spesso viene trascurato: come si comporta chi usa l’edificio, da quale cultura proviene e quali abitudini ha?   
Post date: 13 Nov 2019
Type: News

What’s new in District Heating Systems (DHs)? DHs have traditionally been designed to be operated with central energy production facilities and a variety of distributed consumption locations (dwellings, tertiary buildings, etc). In some cases, heat is partially obtained from local industrial waste heat streams, leading to almost de-carbonized heating energy supplies.  
Post date: 12 Nov 2019
Type: News

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

In this issue: MEDNICE project's outcomes New project EFFICIENT BUILDINGS MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate The technical capitalization of modular projects results: financing schemes and barriers; traning methodologies and capacity gaps; methodology, tools and indicators; lessons learned. The main recommendations of the policy papers Manifesto for a Mediterranean building renovation  
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
Type: News

Under this project, the development of a sophisticated Belgian calculator was essential in order to be able to build different low carbon scenarios for Belgium and to analyse some of their impacts.   This calculator will enable you:
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
Type: Tool