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FAQ about inspection

Have a look at the FAQ of BUILD UP Portal. Some of them retate to inspection of boilers and air conditioning systems. http://www.buildup.eu/faq
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IDA Indoor Climate and Energy

IDA ICE is a dynamic multi-zone simulation application for accurate study of thermal indoor climate of individual zones as well as the energy consumption of entire buildings.Version 4 will bereleased in August 2009
Widely used and verified building energy performance simulation programme developed in cooperation with Royal Swedish Technical University and Helsinki University of Technology, and widely used in consulting and research purposes.
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Cost optimal

I think this is extremly demanding taks, and in some cases may lead to the use of energy. Cost optilamal shoudl be defined as soon as possible. I think the vierw point should be from EU level, not private or not even national cost optimum.
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Ventilation inspections

In the plenary meeting  on April 23th  the Parliament accepted 90+ changes in the recast EPBD  prepared by the Commission, one of those was the extension of the A/C inspections to cover also ventilation. I am not sure if this really was...
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Facade Design Tool

Windows Systems for High-Performance Buildings
The Facade Design Tool lets you choose the design conditions of a window and rank and compare the performance data in terms of annual energy, peak demand, carbon, daylight illuminance, glare, and thermal comfort.
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BRITA in PuBs information tool BIT

The BRITA in PuBs Information Tool - Case studies, retrofit measures and perfromance rating to find the best retrofit concepts for public buildings. The BIT tool is targeted to assist decisions makers and their technical support in...
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Aide à la décision en physique du bâtiment

The overall objective of this Dial-Europe is to favour the us of day light in building. This tool aims to promote a "good" strategy from very first stage of the design process.
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Calculation of the German energy performance of buildings standard DIN V18599 with ibp18599

Calculation according to the German energy performance of buildings standard DIN V 18599 featuring a multi-zone model, lighting, complex configurations of heating, airconditioning and cooling technologies. The tool allows the assessment of...
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Welcome to the blog of community on requirements for experts and inspectors

This community provides its members with a free space "blog" in which all registered users can post their personal articles, opinions, questions and answers related to requirements for experts and inspectors. Your point of view is what...
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Welcome to the BUILD UP Community "Inspection of boilers and air-conditioning systems"

The BUILD UP Community about inspection of boilers and air-conditioning systems is now opened. By joining this community, you will have the opportunity to share knowledge and discuss experiences on the inspection of boilers, heating...
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Welcome to the community on Energy Performance Calculation Procedures

 This community provides its members with a blog in which all registered users can post their personal articles, opinions, questions and answers related to the community themes. Your point of view is what keeps this community active and...
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SIMBAD Building and HVAC Toolbox

Building simulators have numerous applications such as developing a new building automation system, testing its performance, training its users, explaining to clients how it works. CSTB markets SIMBAD Building and HVAC Toolbox® to allow...
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PHPP 2007: Passive House Planning Package

Does energy-conscious design require sophisticated simulations? This was indeed the case for the first Passive Houses that were completed in 1991. Calculating the energy balance of buildings with very low energy consumption is a demanding...
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Solutions techniques

Under conditions described in Part IV of text law of 24 May 2006 concerning the thermal characteristics of new buildings and new parts of buildings, the Scientific and Technical Center of Building (CSTB) has developed a technical solution...
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BSim - Building Simulations

BSim is an integrated PC tool for analysing buildings and installations. BSim includes a collection of advanced tools for simulating and calculating e.g. thermal indoor climate, energy consumption, daylight conditions, synchronous...
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Méthode de diagnostic 3CL

Under the cooperation between the Slovak Ministry of Construction and Regional Development and the French Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning (MEEDAT), a seminar on energy saving in buildings was held...
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National energy assessors in Ireland

In Ireland, National Energy Assessors (NEA) provide quality assured Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificates. Lots of interesting info on the web-site http://www.nea.ie/
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How can the CEN-standards make reference to the set of European standards to support the EPBD?

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...
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Can the calculation method for the overall transmission and ventilation heat loss coefficients be used for existing buildings?

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 (...
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why was the term “heat transfer” introduced instead of “heat loss” in the CEN standards to support the EPBD?

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...