Practices

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Achieving energy savings in Europe through the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD)

The article gives an overview about the requirements of the EPBD, the standardization works and the status of the building codes and of the certification of buildings in some European countries.
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EPBD Buildings Platform interview: Prof. Olli A. Seppänen, President of REHVA in charge of external relations

Professor Olli A. Seppänen was asked about the challenges being faced in trying to implement the Directive and how he feels cooperation with the EPBD Platform is helping REHVA members, which are European HVAC engineers national...
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The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and renewable energy.

The article describes the results of the European project Build-On-RES which explored the possibilities of combining the requirements required by the EPBD with incentives to encourage the use of renewable energy.
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Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) - Influences on European standardization and on ventilation and air-conditioning industry

This paper describes the CEN standardization works related to the EPBD, particularly for ventilation, air conditioning and indoor environment. It also shows a table of all standards being developed in relationship with the EPBD, with...
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HVAC and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: challenges and opportunities

The authors give a summary of the EPBD requirements and present the challenges linked to the implementation of the Directive that have to be met in order to stimulate the design and construction of energy efficient buildings with good...
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The implementation of the energy performance directive throughout Europe - A review of the vocational training need for the EPBD throughout Europe

This article gives the results of a survey operated among European professionals concerned by the EPBD, which were asked to answer to a questionnaire in order to understand what are their training needs in relationship with the Directive....
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EPBD Buildings Platform: uw volledige informatiebron over de EPBD

Flyer of the EPBD Buildings Platform.
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EPBD Buildings Platform : votre plate-forme d'information sur la Directive Performance Energétique des Bâtiments (DPEB)

Flyer of the EPBD Buildings Platform.
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Decreto-Lei n.° 80/2006 de 4 de Abril

Text of the Portuguese law 80/2006 of 4 April 2006 which transposes the EPBD for large commercial buildings and small commercial building with air conditioning.
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Decreto-Lei n.° 79/2006 de 4 de Abril

Text of the Portuguese law 79/2006 of 4 April 2006 which transposes the EPBD for residential buildings and small commercial building without air conditioning.
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Decreto-Lei n.° 78/2006 de 4 de Abril

Text of the Portuguese law 78/2006 of 4 April 2006 about energy certification of buildings.
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Dena field-test on energy certification of non-residential buildings

From August to December 2005 dena carried out a field-test on non-residential buildings with the main goal of gathering first practical experiements with the new calculation method of DIN V 18599 and corresponding regulation drafts for...
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Stronger Code for Sustainable Homes as Government implements new building standards to tackle climate change

The Government announced on March 2006 that it will strengthen the Code for Sustainable Homes alongside the introduction of new tougher building regulations, in order to address climate change. Ministers have approved new building...
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Non-domestic energy calculation tool released in England and Wales

Compliance with articles 3, 4 ,5 and 6 of the EPBD in England and Wales has been achieved through Building Regulations that came into force on 6 April 2006. These introduce a National Calculation Methodology, as required by the Directive....
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Time to move forward - A joint industry statement on the future of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

In January 2006, a group of seven European industry associations issued a joint statement on the future of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. This statement calls for full and rapid implementation of the Directive by all Member...
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Transposition of the EPBD in Latvia

This paper gives the status in October 2005 of the implementation of the EPBD in Latvia.
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New calculation method in connection with the Danish implementation of the EPBD

The Danish Building Research Institute (SBi) has developed an electronic tool for calculating the energy performance for a building. Based on a new calculation method, it will be used in connection with the Danish implementation of the...
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EnEff-Tool 18599: Rechnenprogramm jetzt verfügbar

To assist inspectors in the further certification procedure of non-residential buildings according to the recently published DIN V 18599 - the planned calculation procedure in Germany for energy performance certification of non-residential...
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Besluit van de Vlaamse Regering houdende de erkenning als energiedeskundige voor woningen en houdende de uitvoeringsvoorwaarden van de energieaudit voor woningen

On 17 June 2005 the Flemish Government adopted the rules applicable for becoming recognised energy expert for dwellings at the level of the Flemish Region. The recognised energy experts will be allowed to apply the energy advice procedure...
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Status of the implementation of the EPBD - Slovak Republic

This paper gives the status in midth 2005 of the implementation of the EPBD in Slovak Republic.