Voluntary agreements with white certificates for energy efficiency improvement as a hybrid policy instrument

Implementation of combined policy that consists of voluntary agreements and white certificates
In this paper we examine the implementation of a combined policy scheme that consists of a traditional instrument, the voluntary agreements (VAs), and an innovative one, the white certificates (WhC).

Demonstration intelligent building - a methodology for the promotion of total sustainability in the built environment

Paper about the relation between intelligent building projects and total sustainability in the built environment
The idea to relate intelligent building projects and demonstrations to total sustainability in the built environment is presented in this paper. By considering intelligent buildings in the spirit of built heritage conservation, future...

Diffusion of energy-saving innovations in industry and the built environment: Dutch studies as inputs for a more integrated analytical framework

In this contribution the authors try to integrate different partial explanations for the diffusion of energy-saving technologies in industry and the built environment into one conceptual framework. This integration is based on a secondary...

Controlling air leakage in tall buildings

ASHRAE Journal - Vol. 15, No 4 - April 2009 - pages 50-52, 54-56, 58, 60
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers set up a specification that all its buildings should have an envelope air leakage less than 0.25 cfm/ft2 (1.27 litre/s.m²) under a test pressure of 75 Pa. This article describes how this air leakage rate...

Information paper on Energy performance of buildings – Overall energy use and definition of energy ratings – Calculated energy rating - EN 15603 (Overall energy use)

Information Paper P088 of EPBD Buildings Platform
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires a general framework and a methodology for calculating the integrated energy performance of buildings. The energy performance of a building is the amount of energy consumed or...

Information paper on space heating generation systems - Heat pump systems - EN 15316-4-2 (Heat pump performance)

Information Paper P103 of EPBD Buildings Platform
This paper gives a short introduction to the CEN standard 15316-4-2 for calculating the seasonal heat pump energy performance for heating and hot water production. It contains explanations on the available calculation methods, with details...

Ventilating façades

ASHRAE Journal - Vol. 15, No 4 - April 2009 - pages 16-18, 20, 22, 24, 26-27
This article describes how double skin façades have to be designed and implemented. It gives information about their advantages and risks as well as the way to optimise their performance. Results show the role of double skin façades in...

Elithis Tower: an office building with very low energy consumption

Based in Dijon (Burgundy, France), the new Elithis Tower is a 5000 m² office building (10 floors) inaugurated in April 2009. The primary energy consumption is intended to be lower than 21 kWh/m².year. The 560 m² integrated photovoltaic...

Zusammenfassung für die Entscheidungsträger der Konzertierten Aktion für die Verbreitung und Implementierung der Richtlinie 2002/91/EC - CA-EPBD (2005-2007)

In face of the major technical and administrative challenges posed by the EPBD, a Concerted Action (CA) supporting its transposition and implementation was initiated under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (2003-2006) of the European...

EPBD Buildings Platform - Bollettino #028 - Dicembre 2008

Italian version of EPBD Buildings Platform newsletter

Implementation of the EPBD in Poland: Status December 2008

Poland has adopted new measures towards implementing the EPBD into national law. On the 19th of September 2007, the Parliament accepted changes to the Construction Act that, together with three Ministerial Ordinances published in November...

Communication staff working document accompanying document to the proposal for a recast of the energy performance of buildings directive (2002/091/EC) - Impact assessment

This document presents the impact assessment study linked to the proposal for a recast of the EPBD.

An overview of national trends in envelope and ductwork airtightness

This paper summarises presentations and discussions that took place during the AIVC workshop entitled Trends in national building ventilation markets and drivers for change, held in Ghent, Belgium, in March 2008 with a specific focus on...

DIN V 18599 - Energetische Bewertung von Gebäuden jetzt umfassend möglich - Kongress Energieeffizienz 2006

Paper submitted to a German congress on energy efficiency on the new German energy performance calculation procedure DIN V 18599. Translation of title: DIN V 18599- Energy assessment of buildings now possible with a holistic method.

Transmissie referentie dokument - Berekening van de warmedoorgangscoëfficiënt van wanden van gebouwen (U-waarde) en van de warmteverliescoëfficiënt door transmissie in gebouwen (H-waarde)

Reference document on transmission - Calculation of the thermal transmission coefficient of walls (U-value) and of the transmission heat losses coefficient in buildings (H-value)

Transmissieverliezen in gebouwen - Warmeteverliescoefficient door transmissie (Ht-waarde)

Transmission losses in buildings - Global heat losses

Anlage zur Energieeinsparverordnung 2007: Entwurf: Vereinfachung der Ermittlung der Energieverbrauchskennwerte von bestehenden Wohngebäuden

German implementation of the EPBD: Draft of the guideline for possible simplifications at the acquisition of energy consumption data and the climate correction of existing residential buildings.

Transmissieverliezen in gebouwen - Berekening van de warmtedoorsgangscoëfficiënt van opake constructiedelen (U-waarde)

Transmission losses in buildings - Calculation of the XX coefficient for opaque walls

Anlage zur Energieeinsparverordnung 2007: Entwurf: Vereinfachung der Datenaufnahme von bestehenden Wohngebäuden

German implementation of the EPBD: Draft of the guideline for possible simplifications at the data acquisition during the inspection of existing residential buildings.

Transmissieverliezen in gebouwen - Inleiding en eisen

Transmission losses in buildings - Introduction and requirements