Certification schemes

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Green paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification, and use

This deliverable provides further analysis, policy proposals and draft descriptions of tools on the seven areas that the project has identified as its priorities for the development of enhanced EPC schemes.   This document provides detailed analysis...

Best of BREEAM 2020 - Exceptional sustainable places and project teams

This special BREEAM Awards publication proudly presents the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.   The projects shortlisted range from...

Green paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification, and use

This deliverable provides further analysis, policy proposals and draft descriptions of tools on the seven areas that the project has identified as its priorities for the development of enhanced EPC schemes.   This document provides...

Best of BREEAM 2020 - Exceptional sustainable places and project teams

This special BREEAM Awards publication proudly presents the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.   The projects shortlisted...

Level(s) - The European framework for sustainable buildings

Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings.   Using existing standards, the Level(s) framework with its indicators provides a common...

2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List

NBI's 2020 list of pioneering zero energy (ZE) projects represents the latest growth in a rapidly expanding market. ZE buildings are extremely energy efficient, with a median site EUI of only 23 kBtu/sf/yr*, and consume only as much energy...

X-tendo responds to the EPC harmonisation challenge by exploring indicators for its innovative features – first developments are presented in a new report

European Member States have different legislation in place and systems to run Energy performance certificate (EPC) schemes. X-tendo proposes conceptual approaches for features combining new ideas with existing methods to work towards...

X-tendo publishes a guidance note introducing framework principles for next-generation energy performance certificates

This report is a guidance document outlining the common requirements for developing and assessing the features for next generation of energy performance certificate (EPC) on new indicators and innovative handling of data brought forward by...

Green Homes and Green Mortgages

As we all spend more time in our homes than planned and desire, it is worth looking towards new models of doing things better from the building industry, the finance industry, and all of the other participants involved in building our...

The inner value of a building. Linking indoor environmental quality and energy performance in building regulation

Building policies are increasingly demanding in terms of energy performance and reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, people spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality...