ASIEPI stands for 'Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact (for new buildings and building renovation)'. The EU Intelligent Europe SAVE project addressed 6 technical issues in connection with the EPBD implementation: Intercomparison of requirement levels in Member States - Impact, compliance and control of legislation - An effective handling of thermal bridges in the EPBD context - Stimulation of good building and ductwork airtightness through EPBD - The EPBD as support for market uptake for innovative systems - Stimulation of better summer comfort and reduced energy consumption for cooling by EPBD implementation.
- 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) analysed those aspects in participating countries, and made suggestions for improvements.