This Topic includes all content relevant to the Themes "energy policies" and "legislation, regulations, standards".
Post date: 21 nov 2016
The Energy Efficiency Directive places energy savings requirements on EU countries' buildings. This includes making central government buildings more energy efficient and requiring EU countries to establish national plans for renovating overall building stock.
National building renovation strategies
EU countries have drawn up strategies to show how they plan to foster investment into the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. These strategies are part of their National Energy Efficiency Action Plans. They:
Post date: 7 sep 2016
This document on Romania’s national renovation strategy, elaborated by the Romania Green Building Council in the context of the BUILD UPON project, is the outcome of ten sessions of public consultation in 7 of Romania’s representative cities: Cluj, Iasi, Galati, Brasov, Craiova, Timisoara and Bucharest.
Post date: 1 aug 2016
Noise pollution within the home is a predicament which affects the inhabitants of cities in France and is becoming a growing concern for environmental health.
A decree of the law of energy transition, published June 16, 2016 aims for a better acoustically sound environment in buildings in the event of major renovation, where the well-being of everyone in their living space will be taken into account.
Post date: 17 jun 2016
Support to the implementation, harmonisation and further development of the Eurocodes
Post date: 18 feb 2016
Post date: 17 jun 2014
Since 1 July 2013, the french regulation requires that light in offices and shops as well as building facade illumination is turned off at night.This document from the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Devlopment and Energy proposes an overview of the situation some 6 months after the implementation of this measure.
Post date: 14 mrt 2014
This document shows the proceedings (summary and slide presentations) of the meeting of several subcommittees of the "Comitato Termotecnico Italiano Energia e Ambiente" (CTI) about technical and regulatory aspects of the national transposition of the EPBD, that took place during the 68th National Congress
Post date: 11 feb 2014
Article 14 of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (2010/31/EU) requires a regular inspection of heating systems with a boiler of more than 20 kW. As an alternative, Member States may opt for measures that ensure the provision of advice to users concerning the replacement of boilers, other modifications to the heating system and alternative solutions to assess the efficiency and appropriate size of the boiler, provided that these alternative measures have an impact equivalent to regular inspection.
Post date: 30 jan 2014
This thesis from the University of Lüneburg (Germany) examines the process of implementation of the EPBD for residential buildings in Germany between 2003 and 2010. New context specific criteria are developed to describe the formal transposition and practical application of this directive (in 2012).
Post date: 30 jan 2014