There are currently hundreds of sustainability certifications for the built environment and the number is set to rise as the focus on certifying buildings continues to increase. This book provides a global overview of sustainable building certifications and an in-depth description, analysis and comparison of ten certification schemes based on their focus and strategic relevance to stakeholders in the built environment.
Post date: 29 Ago 2018
This article from the REHVA Journal (June 2017) describes the Chinese market for indoor air quality sensors. It also provides information about the certification programme RESET a healthy building standard for indoor air quality created in 2011 in China and relying on continuous monitoring data. RESET monitoring standards are key to identifying the difference between good and poor IAQ sensors.
Post date: 4 Dic 2017
The Residential Energy Services Network or RESNET is a not-for-profit, membership corporation that is governed by a board of 20 (who are elected by membership).
RESNET is a recognised national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States involving:
Post date: 19 Set 2017
This document, released by International Solar Energy Society (ISES), includes the proceedings of the 11th ISES EuroSun Conference, which was held on 11-14 October, 2016 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Post date: 30 Ago 2017
This guide, released by the Passivhaus Institute, is intended to supplement a technical document “Criteria for the Passivhaus EnerPHit and PHI Low Energy Standards”. The new guidance addresses the importance of certification, what the compliance process entails, and the benefits it brings to successful low energy building projects.
Post date: 29 Ago 2017
The Solar Keymark was created to certify solar thermal collectors and solar thermal systems, storages and controllers at European level. The aim is to reduce trade barriers and promote the use of high quality solar thermal products in the European market and beyond. The Solar Keymark is a CEN/CENELEC voluntary third-party certification mark for solar thermal products, demonstrating to end-users that a product conforms to the relevant European standards and fulfils additional requirements.
Post date: 17 Lug 2017
The Heat Pump KEYMARK is a voluntary, independent, European certification mark for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and heat pump water heaters (as covered by Ecodesign, EU Regulation 813/2013 and 814/2013).
Post date: 17 Lug 2017
Il 17 Maggio 2017, un giorno dopo la media cerimonia di apertura, il bulgaro BKH (Centro di Eccellenza per l'Efficienza Energetica e fonti rinnovabili negli Edifici, nel contesto del Treno-NZEB progetto) ospiterà un train-the-trainer del corso a Sofia, in Bulgaria, guidato dall'Arch. Susanne Winkel, Passive House Institute - Darmstadt, In Germania.
Post date: 11 Mag 2017
The Association pour la CERtification des Matériaux Isolants "ACERMI" provides neutral, independent support for insulation product innovation. It tests and validates the specifications and performance of thermal insulation products in the production plant and in the laboratory.
Post date: 7 Dic 2016
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organisation that has developed the leading international certification system for green buildings, has announced that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) has received a Platinum level LEED certification, the highest possible rating for environmentally conscious and sustainable buildings.
Post date: 21 Nov 2016