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Kdo může zpracovávat průkazy energetické náročnosti budov?

Zpracovatel průkazu energetické náročnosti budovy je osoba oprávněná Ministerstvem průmyslu a obchodu. Podle §6a odst. (7) zákona o hospodaření energií (č. 406/2000 Sb.), žádost smí podat pouze osoba: 1. která je zapsána do seznamu...
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Kdy potřebuji předložit průkaz energetické náročnosti budovy?

Podle §6a odst. (2) zákona o hospodaření energií (č. 406/2000 sb.) dokládá stavebník, vlastník budovy nebo společenství vlastníků jednotek průkazem energetické náročnosti splnění požadavků na energetickou náročnost u: a) výstavby nových...
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Co rozumíme energetickou náročností budovy?

Energetická náročností budovy je u existujících staveb množství energie skutečně spotřebované, u projektů nových staveb nebo projektů změn staveb, na něž je vydáno stavební povolení, vypočtené množství energie pro splnění požadavků na...
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Can minimum energy performance requirements be set at a regional level?

 The EPBD states in Article 4 that a Member State has to take the necessary measures to ensure that minimum energy performance requirements for buildings are set. It does not state that the requirements have to be set nationally. Even the...
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Does the EPBD require that existing minimum energy performance requirements in Member States have to be made more demanding?

No. If the existing requirements already meet the definitions of Articles 4-6, a Member State does not necessarily have to make them more demanding. Article 4 states that the requirements shall be reviewed at regular intervals (not longer...
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What types of minimum energy performance requirements are possible for existing buildings?

Buildings with a useful floor area over 1000 m2 which undergo a major renovation have to meet minimum energy performance requirements (in so far as this is technically, functionally and economically feasible).  The minimum energy...
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What types of minimum energy performance requirements are possible for new buildings?

Article 4 requires that minimum requirements are based on the methodology referred to in Article 3 (calculation of the energy performance of buildings). For more information on the general framework for the calculation of energy...
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Does the EPBD set minimum energy performance requirements for buildings?

No. The EPBD requires Member States to take the necessary measures to ensure that energy performance requirements for buildings are set (see Article 4). The requirements may differentiate between new and existing buildings and different...
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Are there national and international demonstration programmes for buildings that go beyond current national EP requirements?

Demonstration of the technical feasibility and the user-friendliness of building concepts that go (far) beyond the national EP requirements and that may include innovative technologies and strategies is very important to set the path for...
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Is there a study available that compares the EP requirements of different countries?

Many countries have started studies on comparing their own EP requirements with those of neighbour countries. They are currently in different stages of realisation and not all of them are going to be published. A new IEE SAVE project “...
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Where can I get an overview on the status of EPBD implementation in my country or in my neighbour countries?

 The status of EPBD implementation in nearly all EU Member States countries is available on the EPBD Building Platform in the form of special Information Papers, so-called Country Reports. The following list gives an overview on the Papers...
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Can you tell me more about the Energy Performance Certificates?

Key aspects of the Certificates include (see also article 7 of the EPBD): They shall be available when buildings are constructed, sold or rented out - so they are applicable to existing buildings as well as new ones. They should be...
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If the CEN standards are used, will this mean that a given building and system has the same energy performance rating in all...

No, it will not lead to the same energy performance rating in each Member State. Regional differences in climate, building tradition and user behaviour in Europe will have an impact on the input data and consequently on the energy...
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What is the current status of the EPBD CEN standards and where can I obtain these?

All CEN standards (EN or EN-ISO) and draft standards (prEN or prEN-DIS) can be ordered from the National Standards Body organisation (NSB) (see www.cen.eu). All EPBD CEN standards were published in 2007 or 2008, as EN or EN-ISO standards....
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What is the relation with the international (ISO) standards?

There is an agreement between CEN and ISO saying that they shall not work on the same Work Items. New work can only be started in CEN if it is not already on the ISO program and vice versa. CEN-Technical Committees are encouraged to seek...
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What is the relation between the CEN standards for the EPBD and national standards?

There is an agreement between CEN and the national standards bodies (NSBs) that CEN standardisation work shall be considered before starting national standardisation work. If CEN work is already started, this line shall be followed and...
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How and where do I obtain EN standards?

CEN standards (ENs) or draft CEN standards (prENs) and combined EN-ISO standards are officially published by CEN in Brussels but can only be obtained from the so called National Standards Bodies (NSBs). The CEN website (www.cenorm.be)...
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How is the CEN work organised?

CEN is the European Association of national standardisation institutes, the so called National Standards Bodies (NSB’s). These NSB’s are responsible for the contact with the interested market parties and experts preparing the CEN standards...
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What is an innovative system/technology, in the framework of the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) regulations?

In the framework of EPB regulations, an innovative system/technology is defined as a system/technology: · that in most cases gives a better EPB performance than the common systems/technologies and, · whose performance...
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What qualifications will be required to become an Independent Expert?

Each Member State is applying different qualification criteria. Article 10 of the EPBD suggests that practitioners must be "qualified and/or accredited experts".  This implies that no specific formal qualification is required if the...