SAVE ASIEPI

Information paper P189 of the European Project ASIEPI Even in well-insulated buildings, thermal bridges are often neglected. A third of EU Member States have no real ‘good-practice’ guidance on thermal bridges in the framework of their building energy regulations. The quality of guidance in the remaining States is very varied. Part 1 of this paper suggests topics that should covered in ‘good practice’ guidance, how it can be structured and presented, and how it can be related to building regulations and standardization.
Post date: 27 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Information paper P188 of the European Project ASIEPI Even in well-insulated buildings, thermal bridges are often neglected. A third of EU Member States have no real ‘good-practice’ guidance on thermal bridges in the framework of their building energy regulations. The quality of guidance in the remaining States is very varied. This paper suggests topics that should covered in ‘good practice’ guidance, how it can be structured and presented, and how it can be related to building regulations and standardization.
Post date: 27 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

ASIEPI stands for 'Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact (for new buildings and building renovation)'.
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: Link

Post date: 22 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Duct leakage is detrimental to indoor air quality (IAQ), comfort, and energy efficiency. It is often accompanied by other problems, such as inferior commissioning and cleaning. Airtight circular (round) ductwork is known to have many other benefits over rectangular ductwork, including cost. But why do designers, installers, and building owners forego airtight duct systems- It is due to: (i) lack of awareness of the benefits, (ii) lack of performance requirements and penalties for noncompliance, and (iii) no one is found accountable, as there is no commissioning.
Post date: 18 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Solar shading controls the amount of heat and light admitted to a building. By doing so, solar shading devices contribute to saving energy in various areas. They can reduce the need for heating or air conditioning by maintaining a more even temperature despite varying climatic conditions.
Post date: 10 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

Information Paper P185 of ASIEPI European Project
Post date: 10 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 9 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

Included countries are: the Netherlands Greece Spain Germany France Denmark Belgium Poland Norway Italy Finland Lithuania
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: News

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