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  By François Durier (CETIAT, France)     Certified characteristics of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appliances are useful for product selection and users’ information needs. They also contribute to a fair competition between manufacturers. Certification of the energy performance parameters makes available trustworthy input data for the energy performance calculation of buildings.     What is certification?  
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Type: News

How to get compliant and accessible data for the energy rating calculation of a building - Overview of some existing approaches       The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of a building will only be able to serve its purpose if it is considered trustworthy while minimising the risk of non‐compliance of the actual building with the minimum energy performance requirements of the regulations. In doing so, two are the key parameters to be fulfilled:  
Post date: 3 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

  Practical  experience shows that it is challenging to implement a robust compliance and enforcement framework for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings. This QUALICHeCK source book on EPC compliance aims to provide guidelines and suggestions for achieving such a framework.  
Post date: 30 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

By François Durier, Nourreddine Mostefaoui (CETIAT, France)   Two European Directives - the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives – and their accompanying regulations have introduced new minimum requirements for water heaters, as well as a label to inform about their performances. This article presents these requirements and the foreseen label in respect to water heaters.   The Ecodesign Directive for water heaters  
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
Type: News

By François Durier, Laure Mouradian (CETIAT, France)   Two European Directives - the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives – and their accompanying regulations have introduced new minimum requirements for ventilation units, as well as a label to inform about their performances. This article presents these requirements and the foreseen label in respect to ventilation units.   The Ecodesign Directive for ventilation units  
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
Type: News

  By François Durier, Michèle Mondot (CETIAT, France)     Two European Directives –the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives– and their accompanying regulations have introduced new minimum requirements for heating appliances, as well as a label to inform about their performances. This article presents these requirements and the foreseen label in respect to electrical heat pumps.     The Ecodesign Directive for electrical heat pumps  
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
Type: News

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of a building will only be able to serve its purpose if it is considered trustworthy while minimising the risk of non‐compliance of the actual building with the minimum energy performance requirements of the regulations. In doing so, two are the key parameters to be fulfilled:
Post date: 23 Mar 2015
Type: Publication

The main focus of this report is to prepare the analytic basis for an in-depth discussion of economic energy efficiency potentials in the different energy-end uses. The current high energy prices and possibly powerful energy efficiency policies can strongly enhance
Post date: 17 Feb 2014
Type: Publication

A new generation of insulating materials has emerged on the market during the last decade. The use of superinsulating materials (SIM) begins a new era of insulation technologies. 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! A heat pump is used to transport heat from a low temperature source to a higher temperature use (heat sink) by means of a transfer fluid (or refrigerant) in a thermodynamic cycle. Energy (usually electricity, or gas) is needed to circulate the transfer fluid and to operate pumps and fans.
Post date: 15 Jan 2013
Type: News