Inspection

Event

Bauhaus.SOLAR 2010

With the 3rd International Congress Bauhaus.SOLAR SolarInput e.V., the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Messe Erfurt GmbH want to conduct an interdisciplinary and cross-industry discourse on the following themes: Integration of architecture,Technical...
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Publication

Enquiry analysis of the CEN-standards on ventilation and air conditioning. Recommendations

The CENSE-project (2007-2010) was initiated by the European Commission to improve acceptance and use of the CEN-standards, which were developed to analyse the energy performance of buildings according to the EPBD. One of the project’s major goals is...
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Enquiry analysis of the CEN-standards on heating systems and domestic hot water. Recommendations

The CENSE-project (2007-2010) was initiated by the European Commission to improve acceptance and use of the CEN-standards, which were developed to analyse the energy performance of buildings according to the EPBD. One of the project’s major goals is...
Publication

CENSE booklet 5 - Compilation of information papers introducing the CEN standards concerning inspection of systems for heating, air conditioning and ventilation

One of the main activities in the CENSE project was “to communicate the role, status and content of these standards as widely as possible and to provide guidance on their implementation”. To fulfill this task, many so called Information Papers have...
This booklet is part of a series consisting of the following volumes: Booklet 1: Overall Energy Performance of Buildings Booklet 2: Building Energy Performance Booklet 3: Heating Systems and Domestic Hot Water Booklet 4: Ventilation and...
News

Need for early quality control during the building phase of a dwelling to prevent disappointments

Not seldom a house is constructed without a check of the actual performance of the building. This can lead to disappointments. Checks during the building phase will detect mistakes and makes it more cost effective to solve them.
Case

District House of Kolding

In order to renew and improve worn down and poor town areas in different selected cities in Denmark a national initiative called “The Lift of Quarters project” has been introduced. In the municipality of Kolding it involves 2.350 dwellings with...
Building describtion The Solar Community Centre was constructed based on the idea of creating a building, which meets and satisfies the objectives for future community buildings for all age groups and social stratums. Furthermore, the goal...
Publication

Recommendations on specific fan power and fan system efficiency

IEA's Air Infiltration & Ventilation Centre (AIVC) has published a new Technical Note giving up-to-date guidance on how to achieve substantial reductions in fan power and noise. The 38-page ‘TN65’ gives both a holistic overview and thorough...
Topics covered include: Definition and measurement of specific fan power (SFP) and fan system efficiency (Figure 1a). Definitions include SFPe, SFPv, SFPi, SFP_ahu, SFP_fcu, and SFP_bldg. How to account for intermittently operated fans, e...
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AEEBC: Energy assessor competence inconsistent across Europe

The Association of European Building Surveyors and Construction Experts (AEEBC) claims that standards of training and competence of energy assessors are inconsistent across Europe. In some countries like the UK anyone can go on a short course and...
At an AEEBC seminar held in Helsinki, Zsolt Toth discussed the provisions of the EU’s recast of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The new directive will require all buildings put up from the end of 2020 to be ‘nearly-zero...