General on EPBD

This paper summarises a selection of some of the most common or most critical discussions and barriers for implementation of the EPBD and the solutions taken to resolve those in individual MS. The study is restricted to a specific set of such barriers or discussion points, since the actual list of issues in question may in fact have been quite long. The investigated issues concern: › How countries are handling certification in the case of apartment buildings › Whether control systems are taken into account in the standard calculation methods
Post date: 4 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) only imposes Member States to set energy performance requirements, without any specification about their severity. As such, MS can fulfil  the provisions of articles 4 to 6 of the EPBD without increasing the preexisting levels of the energy performance requirements. This of course would mean failure to achieve the main objective of the Directive, which is to ensure, through its implementation, an important additional reduction of the energy use of buildings. Information Paper P180 of ASIEPI European project
Post date: 4 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

To achieve compliance with the EP-requirements, the responsibilities of the various actors are defined in the EPB-regulations of each country. While some variations exist the procedures are similar. It varies from the simple check of completeness of documents to a random check at the
Post date: 4 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

Until recently, the focus of many EPB-regulations and much standardisation work has more strongly been on the energy consumption for space heating. However, in recent years growing attention is being given to the aspect of summer comfort (if possible without active cooling) or to the energy consumption caused by cooling. Nevertheless, it is clear that, generally speaking, the methods for summer comfort and cooling are not yet as advanced as the methods for space heating, where several decades of operational experience have led to proven and mature
Post date: 4 Feb 2010
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Post date: 29 Jan 2010
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Post date: 23 Jan 2010
Type: Publication