Energy performance certification

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Leading examples of public buildings: German Reichstag receives certificate with excellent energy performance

The Reichstag building, the chair of the German parliament in Berlin was certified for its energy performance by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics. According to the goals of the EPBD public buildings shall act as leading examples for...
The German Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Affairs contracted Fraunhofer-IBP in cooperation with the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning and the company Megawatt to issue an energy certificate based on calculations...
Publication

Towards an energy efficient European building stock - An RICS status report on the implementation of Directive 2002/91 on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) in the EU Member States

On 7 December 2009, RICS launched its third status report on the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in the 27 EU Member States. This report is a final assessment of the current EPBD as the implementation period...
Event

Sustainable Design and Construction 2010

Can sustainability be achieved without affecting the bottom line? What makes certain buildings more sustainable than others? Will your project measure up to the Green Building Rules and Regulations?
Array Find out at Sustainable Design and Construction 2010, Jacob Fleming’s Forum on designing and building Cost-Effective Green Projects. The event brings together key players, decision makers and senior professionals from the industry on...
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The energy certificate: a useful guide to energy performance improvements? The German experience

On the basis of a test conducted in Germany, the author argues that the major challenge of the legislation on energy efficiency of buildings is not the act of calculating the energy consumption of the building, but getting the right data for each...
Ask the Experts

Which are the international guidelines and standards for thermal comfort and what tendency do they impose on summer comfort?

The main international guidelines and standards on thermal comfort are: ·         International Standard ISO 7730. This standard is based on Fanger’s Predicted Mean Vote (PMV), which predicts the mean thermal sensation of a group of...
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Are there means of assessing the performance of alternative cooling techniques?

In line with the principle of equivalence, each Member State implements various EN standards into its regulations to assist in the evaluation of the performance of alternative cooling techniques. Examples of such standards are...
Publication

Ustawa z dnia 27 sierpnia 2009 r. o zmianie ustawy - Prawo budowlane oraz ustawy o gospodarce nieruchomościami

On the 27th of August 2009, Polish Construction Law was amended again to change regulations concerning energy certification of buildings. The changed Law broadens the group of experts entitled to elaborate energy performance certificates for...
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Construction Law in Poland amended again

On the 27th of August 2009 Polish Construction Law was amended again to change regulations concerning energy certification of buildings. The changed Law broadens the group of experts entitled to elaborate energy performance certificates for...
The text of the Act is available in PDF format.