REPORTS

The country reports of the CA3 Book can now be individually downloaded on the CAIV website, under the country information section. These provide the status of the implementation of the EPBD in each MS up to the end of 2014. A small meeting / reception was organised in the early evening of the 30th May (from 6pm) to mark this great achievement. Eduardo Maldonado, CA3 Coordinator, was invited to present the findings of this book, additionally, some representatives of the Core Teams, national teams and EASME were invited to say some words and present several highlights of the country reports. Please find a link to the publication here: https://www.epbd-ca.eu/ca-outcomes/2011-2015. Please note, the publication has been advertised on Twitter and BUILD UP....

STAKEHOLDERS MEETING EU Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels, 28/6/2013 Under the auspices of the Irish EU Presidency – represented by Mr. Fergus O’Dowd, T.D., Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government of Ireland – the 2012 Book ‘Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive -  Featuring Country Reports’ was handed to Ms. Claudia Canevari, DG Energy, EC during the joint EC - Concerted Action EPBD stakeholders event on the 28th of June 2013. Panel discussions followed between several top experts in the field of the EPBD and the market. The first discussion triggered interest through visionary views on the progress in Building Energy Efficiency in the EU. The second focused on Driving the market transformation and dealt with Vision,Challenges, and Opportunities for  Delivering the Potential. The presentations  are available here: Eduardo Maldonado, CA Coordinator, Univ Porto, Portugal Claudia Canevari, DG Energy, EC Bengt Wånggren, World Green Building Council, Europe Regional Network...

Automatic monitoring systems for heating, cooling, and other technical building systems are mentioned in the recast Directive 3 times. This encourages their adoption, and there is a strong incentive if it can be shown they are able to reduce the need for physical inspection. Monitoring has been discussed twice in technical sessions of CA-3. Those responsible for implementing the recast Directive were urged to allow for the possibility of introducing automatic monitoring later, even if such schemes are not yet ready. It is important not to close off the opportunity inadvertently, but the case for building it into legislation requires further development and convincing evidence. CA members requested this to be expressed in terms that can be presented to those responsible for introducing national legislation. Dr Ian Knight contributed the present paper, giving suggestions on how to do so. You may download the paper from here. (Right-click on the link and select Save...