Modification (16 June 206) of the decree of March 11th, 2005 related to the building energy performance and indoor climate requirements - Replacement of Annex III : maximum U values or minimum R values to reach
The severe summer climate, the actual trends in building design (imported from northern latitudes) and the rising living standard in Mediterranean countries have promoted a massive and unnecessary use of air conditioning systems. This...
The high efficiency performance label is delivered to new buildings that comply with the requirements of the French Thermal regulation with an energy consumtion lower than the conventional reference energy consumption.
Two levels are...
Decree related to the French Thermal regulation applicable to new buildings or new arts of buildings. it requires the energy consumption of the building to be lower than a reference energy consumption as defined in the enforcement decree.
Document from the French Ministry for Housing which explains the content of the French regulation about energy certification of buildings.
French regulation which approves three methods, described in annex, for the energy certification of buildings.
French regulation defining the criteria to be fulfilled by the experts and by the certification bodies of experts for the certification of the energy performance of buildings
French regulation defining the methods to be used for the certification of existing buildings for sale.
French regulation defining the certification of existing buildings for sale.
The energy consumption of a building depends not only of the design of its envelope, which defines energy needs, but also design of the technical equipments used to cover these needs.
This article describes the outlook for energy savings in buildings, new technological developments, new building concepts and possibilities for existing buildings stock.
The author describes the progress made for 20 years about energy efficiency of buildings, especially in the fields of thermal insulation, heating and domestic hot water production, ventilation and lighting.
This article gives information about the national transposition of the EPBD in the three regions of Belgium.
A building must ensure a comfortable indoor climate. This results in some energy consumption. This paper discusses the way to reconcile indoor comfort and energy preservation.
Alain Sagne was asked about the challenges being faced in trying to implement the Directive and how he feels cooperation with the EPBD Platform is helping the Architects Council of Europe members.
This document gives a list of the draft standards that have been prepared by CEN to support the implementation of the EPBD. In November 2006, all these standards were ready to be submitted to formal vote.
This paper discusses the fight against the greenhouse effect in the construction sector in France.
This paper discusses the fight against the greenhouse
effect in the construction sector in France.
The Irish EPBD Implementation Group is an interdepartmental group which is responsible for implementing the EPBD in Ireland. On 6 October 2006, the Group published a training specification for Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessor Training...
As a major step toward meeting the unprecedented energy challenges facing the EU, the European Commission presented its Energy Efficiency Action Plan on October 19. The Plan contains a package of priority measures covering a wide range of...