energy assessment / audit

If an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standard is also an EN ISO standard, then it is a European standard just like any other EN (European) standard. As illustrated in several CENSE Information Papers, e.g. P92 or P94, a CEN standard to support the EPBD is one of a series of standards, which are mutually related and serve particular European (EPBD) needs; in particular: which are meant to be applied in the context of national building regulations.
Post date: 10 Jun 2009
Type: Ask the Experts

Yes, but some of the required input data may not be available at reasonable costs. For those cases default values may be provided at national level, e.g. as function of type and age of construction. Question submitted by: Dick van Dijk (TNO, The Netherlands) Anwered by: Dick van Dijk, TNO (The Netherlands) and Brian Anderson, BRE (UK) Date: 2009/02/19
Post date: 10 Jun 2009
Type: Ask the Experts

Heat is lost from a building or building part by transmission or ventilation, as a result of a positive temperature difference between the indoor and outdoor (or other) environment. However, if the indoor temperature of the considered building or building part is lower than the temperature of the other environment (outdoor environment or another building part), the heat loss becomes negative. Therefore the more neutral term “heat transfer” was introduced from the 2007 versions of the EPBD related standards on.
Post date: 10 Jun 2009
Type: Ask the Experts

National documents define under which conditions the two methods are to be applied. The choice of method depends on several aspects. First the purpose of the assessment should be considered, as it influences the level of detail required. The type and complexity of the building and its technical system are also relevant parameters. In general, the holistic approach is applied for complex systems and when a high level of detail is required. More information: CENSE Information Paper P095 which can also be downloaded from the BUILD UP Portal.
Post date: 10 Jun 2009
Type: Ask the Experts

The purpose of this community is to provide a central convening point for information specifically on the current activities aiming at the major upgrading of the CEN standards to support the EPBD: The preparation of a second generation of CEN standards to support the EPBD, under the Mandate M/480 from the EC to CEN/CENELEC (http://www.buildup.eu/publications/25366).  
Post date: 10 Jun 2009
Type: Topic

This publication offers comprehensive building energy benchmarks; including what they are, how they were developed and how to use them. It also provides details of separable energy uses and includes weather and occupancy adjustments.
Post date: 22 May 2009
Type: Publication

This valuable publication serves as a comprehensive companion guide to the various regulations and covers Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs), inspection of boilers and inspection of air conditioning systems.
Post date: 22 May 2009
Type: Publication

Protocol for monitoring energy savings
Post date: 8 May 2009
Type: Publication

Article about certification of energy performance
Post date: 8 May 2009
Type: Publication