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New eceee explanatory note illustrates why EPBD must focus on energy needs

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Source: www.eceee.org

eceee press release, 30 November 2017: The European council for an energy efficient economy (eceee) believes that energy efficiency first means that energy needs should be reduced as far as possible in order to avoid wasting energy from any source, including precious renewables. eceee now publishes an updated technical note on the EPBD Annex I, where these issues are defined.



According to eceee, the proposals currently on the table for the revision of Annex I of the EPBD will mean a step backward compared to the 2010 version, by removing the double indicator of performance of buildings and reducing it only to one, primary energy (not better specified in the texts). This is in contradiction with the Standard ISO EN 52000 produced under Mandate 480 by the EU Commission. In fact, the Standard states: “the use of only one requirement, e.g. the numeric indicator of primary energy use, is misleading”.


According to their own stated objectives, while drafting revisions to the EPBD and its Annex I, the EU institutions should respond to the question: what parameters are needed for successfully promoting “efficiency first”, high share of renewables, transparency of Energy Performance Certificates?, eceee writes.


A clear answer based on physics is given by the International and European Standards on buildings. The standard explains which indicators are needed (a complete definition of the indicators and explanatory graphs are presented in the explanatory note.



See the explanatory note here.


Read the full article at the relevant eceee webpage.


See also the relevant BUILD UP Note.




New eceee explanatory note illustrates why EPBD must focus on energy needs