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New brochure on the Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact available for download

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This updated ASIEPI brochure lists shortly the results of the project "Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact (ASIEPI)", like information papers, web events, downloadable presentations etc. The brochure can be downloaded at
ASIEPI stands for 'Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact (for new buildings and building renovation)'. The project addresses 6 technical issues:
  • EPBD requires Member States to define building energy performance requirements... but did the Member States take this opportunity to strengthen their existing legislation?
  • Member States are free to define their calculation methods and their requirements... Is it therefore possible to compare requirements across Europe? If yes, are the requirements from one country more severe than those of neighbouring countries?
  • EPBD gives a list of aspects to consider in the calculation procedures... Practically, how to effectively handle thermal bridges, stimulate good summer comfort conditions and good building and duct airtightness?
  • EPBD should not be a barrier for innovation. Are there legal and technical frameworks to assess the energy performance of new innovative systems not covered by the standard procedures?
  • Regulations are only useful if they are respected. How do the Member States organise control and compliance?

The ASIEPI project (01/10/2007 - 31/03/2010) analyses those aspects in participating countries, and will make suggestions for improvements.

In addition to the traditional reports, publications, contributions to workshops and conferences, ASIEPI will also disseminate its result through web events and presentations-on-demand. Web events are on-line workshops that will be broadcasted on internet, with some possibilities to ask questions to the speakers. Presentations-on-demand are presentations, including comments, that can be downloaded to be watched at any moment.