Minimum energy performance requirements

Saint Gobain Isover a/s is the instigator of the project which builds on international experience Behind the initiative is Saint Gobain Isover a/s. In its capacity as the world’s leading producer of insulation materials, the ISOVER group has a natural interest in promoting knowledge of how to reduce a building’s energy consumption. At international level, ISOVER is an active contributor to many projects using passive heating. Know-how and experience are harnessed together in the concept of the ISOVER MultiComfort House.
Post date: 16 Sep 2009
Type: Case

The main changes are: new buildings: the maximum allowed annual primary energy demand will be decreased by 30 % in average. The thermal requirements to the building envelope will be tightened by 15 % in average. existing buildings: in major renovations the thermal requirements for building envelope components are tightened by 30 % in average (facade, windows, roof). Alternatively the primary energy demand and the average transmission loss coefficient after the major renovation may not exceed the factor 1.4 compared to the requirements for new buildings.
Post date: 9 Sep 2009
Type: News

The implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has caused in most of the EU Member States more severe requirements for the energy demand of buildings. In order to meet these requirements, not only buildings components with better U-values and more efficient building systems have to be used, also the ventilation losses have to be reduced. A contribution to this necessary reduction is the improvement of the building envelope airtightness, mainly the airtightness of building components and joints.
Post date: 30 Aug 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 24 Aug 2009
Type: Publication

This paper was presented during the 29th AIVC Conference: Advanced building ventilation and environmental technology for addressing climate change issues, 14-16 October 2008, Kyoto, Japan.
Post date: 21 Aug 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 21 Aug 2009
Type: Publication

The impact assessment includes the likely costs and benefits of the leading options. 4 options have been assessed in total ranging from doing nothing to 25 % reduction on 2006 Part L Building Regulations from 2010 and 44 % reduction from 2013, and 100 % reduction from 2016 with high energy efficiency and allowable solutions.
Post date: 5 Aug 2009
Type: News