standards

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to encourage landlords to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.   This supports the Scottish Government's vision of warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and a housing sector that helps to establish a successful low carbon economy across Scotland.  
Post date: 25 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Using 3D modelling software, layering it with data, and working very closely with all partners in construction and engineering projects is critical if European companies are to survive in the challenging and rapidly changing market.   Building information modelling (BIM) is a digital information management approach. It means a more efficient use of resources, more effective communications and therefore collaboration within the partnership, greater flexibility and improved long-term planning.
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Concept   The EeMAP is a market-led initiative focussed on the design and delivery of an “energy efficient mortgage”, which is intended to incentivise and channel private capital into energy efficiency investments.   The underlying methodology (explained below) will incentivise the acquisition of energy efficient properties or the improvement of the energy efficiency of existing properties by way of preferential financing conditions linked to the mortgage.
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link

In June 2018, the European Commission set up a Technical Expert Group on sustainable finance (TEG) to assist in four key areas of the Action Plan through the development of the following:
Post date: 9 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Register to attend this buildingSMART webinar titled "An Introduction to buildingSMART standards" delivered by Mark Baldwin, an Australian architect and BIM subject matter expert.   In this webinar we will give a short introduction to the IFC standard, its structure, its history and future.  
Post date: 3 Jul 2019
Type: Event

The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities.   The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities.  
Post date: 10 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

The DGNB is the German Sustainable Building Council. Founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry, in order to promote sustainable building in the future.  
Post date: 8 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

Various studies have shown that ductwork leakage has a major impact on energy use (i.e. increased fan energy use, heating & cooling losses etc.). However, in most European countries, it is not common to perform ductwork airtightness tests, which is probably due to the lack of awareness on the consequences of ductwork leakage. As follows, ductwork airtightness is not properly taken into account in most Energy Performance Regulations and Calculations.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Event

A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings has been held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings as the third meeting of the Joint Task Force.  
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

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