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Healthy indoor air qualtiy and climate are most imporant performance criteria of buildings, and it would be useful to include indicative values of indoor air qualitry and climate in the same diplay as the energy performance. Are there any examples or even possibilities to do this?
Post date: 25 Aug 2009
Type: Note

I have visited several public buildings in EU-countries but very few of them have posted the energy cerificate visiby. Could you share your experience with a photograpph. How it is done in practise? In Finland there are no national requirements of this.
Post date: 25 Aug 2009
Type: Note

I'm Nicola Mela and I'm employed for P3 srl a company that deals with the production of PU sandwich panels for the realization of pre-insulated ductworks for HVAC systems. My question concerns the possibility of looking for specific requirements about thermal insulation performances/thickness for ductworks in air-conditioning sector, in the european national regulations. Since EPBD doesn't contain mandatory requirements about this issue, we have however experience that many national regulations ask for specific levels of insulation thickness; for example:
Post date: 13 Jul 2009
Type: Note

Hi all, My background is an EPC assessor in the UK, but I am looking at ways that other countries calculate the energy and CO2 for an EPC. I am focusing on Scottish buildings with thick stone solid walls, so ideally would be comparing our method with that in Spain or Italy?  I will be looking at how thermal mass is calculated and applied in Scotland, and am interested to see how it is done abroad.
Post date: 9 Jul 2009
Type: Note

Within the IEE SAVE project ASIEPI studies on the impact of thermal bridges on the energy performance of buildings have been collected. Most studies dealt with the influence on the heating energy use, which can be considerable if the building is a high performance building (with a low heating energy use). Then it makes as much sense to focus on good building component joint design and realisation as to include even more insulation or a system with even better efficiency.
Post date: 17 Jun 2009
Type: Note