The aim of the CENSE project (2007-2010) is to support the EU Member States (MS) and other target groups in achieving better awareness and more effective use of the European (CEN) standards that are related to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
The main activities in the project are to provide guidance on the standards, to collect comments and examples of good practice, so as to remove obstacles to implementation and to prepare recommendations to CEN.
The CEN standards to support the EPBD
The set of CEN (CEN-ISO) standards developed under the European Commission's mandate to CEN to support the EPBD were successively published in the years 2007-2008 and are currently either already being implemented or will soon (at least partially) be implemented in many EU Member States.
The initial time schedule for the development of these "first generation" standards was very short. Consequently, it should not come as a surprise that an update, a "second generation" of standards, is needed.
Questions to be addressed
- What remains to be done to realise the full potential of the standards-
- How to combine efforts to bring the standards to application-
The response via questionnaires and workshops prove that there is a wide interest by many target groups in Europe, comprising industry, professionals, standard writers, software companies, but also consumers' organisations.
This report has been translated in a number of other languages. See
A separate CENSE report has been published with both summarized and detailed information on the background, status and future of the CEN standards to support the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD): http://www.buildup.eu/publications/5892
See also the CENSE-website http://www.iee-cense.eu/Events%20and%20publications/Publications.aspx#A