European Member States have different legislation in place and systems to run Energy performance certificate (EPC) schemes. X-tendo proposes conceptual approaches for features combining new ideas with existing methods to work towards developing innovative indicators that could be tested and integrated into the EPC schemes of the implementing countries.
Post date: 2 Sep 2020
This report is a guidance document outlining the common requirements for developing and assessing the features for next generation of energy performance certificate (EPC) on new indicators and innovative handling of data brought forward by X-tendo.
X-tendo introduced a set of cross-cutting criteria, which encapsulate the central success factors of EPC development:
Post date: 2 Sep 2020
Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with solar panels!” he says.
Post date: 21 Aug 2020
Energy-efficient upgrades to HVAC systems at schools and other critical buildings can prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Federal funding and tax incentives to make these building upgrades could catalyze a market already projected for growth.
The EU has already embraced building upgrades as part of the European Green Deal framework in its recovery package.
What do climate change, COVID-19, and your air conditioner have in common? As it turns out, a lot.
Post date: 19 Aug 2020
Europe’s heating and cooling is a climate time bomb, with the sector responsible for almost half of the EU’s energy consumption and a third of its CO2 emissions.
Ageing buildings bear much of the blame, with a large part of the energy used to heat our homes going to waste due to poor insulation. A wave of deep renovation is desperately needed, but that is not the whole story.
Post date: 29 Jul 2020
Buildings with EPCs registered
While it is not compulsory under the EPBD to set up a central/regional EPC register, almost all Member States have moved further than the obligations and set up a system to collect EPC data voluntarily. In 11 out of 28 Member States, in order to issue an EPC, this must be uploaded to the central database to be officially approved (BPIE, 2014).
Post date: 22 Jul 2020
Check out the June 2020 issue of CEN-CE newsletter for getting up to speed with recent and ongoing activities of CEN-CE team!
EPB standards covered by CEN-CE scheme
Explore synergies with CEN-CE scheme
2nd CEN-CE classroom pilot training
Build Up webinar showcasing CEN-CE scheme
CEN-CE interview with Francis Allard
Free online pilot training on heat pumps and measured energy
Post date: 11 Jun 2020
HoHo Vienna is one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world and a lighthouse project for sustainable timber construction. Thanks to the level of thermal insulation, resource conservation, energy efficiency and sound insulation, it has been awarded with the certification LEED Gold and ÖGNB gold from the Austrian Society for Sustainable Buildings.
Post date: 1 Jun 2020
New apartment building completed in 2020. The entire residential complex is planned to be barrier-free. It is the new construction of a residential complex as passive house construction with 12 barrier-free or adaptable apartments, 4 of which are intended as serviceable apartments. There are also 13 underground parking spaces and 5 outdoor parking spaces.
Post date: 7 May 2020
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The construction of the building was aimed, on the one hand, to offer affordable sustainable housing and on the other hand to plan an extension with quality of life and without any conflicts of use and in energy consumption.
Post date: 3 May 2020