2015-2018 Tag

A collection of factsheets from the 2015-2018 period of the Concerted Action EPBD is available from the links below. COST-EFFECTIVE AND SMART SYSTEM MONITORING FOR ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES CHANGES IN EPC SCALES AND LAYOUTS – EXPERIENCES AND BEST PRACTICES ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS PRIMARY ENERGY FACTORS AND MEMBERS STATES ENERGY REGULATIONS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES NZEB-LIKE EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS ...

The first series of Thematic Reports from the Concerted Action EPBD 2015-2018 are available from the links below. CCT1 Technical Elements PDF CCT2 Policies and Implementation PDF CCT3 Compliance, Capacity and Impact PDF CoCa Synergy and Networking to maximise impact of the EPBD PDF CT1 New buildings & NZEBs PDF CT2 Existing Buildings & Systems PDF CT3 Certification, Control system and Quality PDF        ...

Heritage buildings, in their original condition, usually have very poor energy performance. For a multitude of reasons, it may be unreasonably expensive, or otherwise impracticable, to comply with the energy performance regulations applicable to renovation. The importance of historic buildings is recognised by both the EPBD and the EED. The factsheet Energy efficiency of heritage buildings presents in a comprehensive manner how MSs deal with energy efficiency in heritage buildings. ...

Primary factors and the EPBD The reduction in the use of primary energy for the end-uses is for the EPBD an important policy goal, both through minimum performance requirements and for EPCs. Primary energy is therefore a major metric within the EPBD, but the choice of values for primary energy factors (PEFs), which are used to calculate the primary energy content of energy delivered by different energy carriers, is at the discretion of MSs. Inevitably, there are differences between PEF values in different MSs for the same energy sources. This factsheet Primary Energy Factors and Members States Energy Regulations addresses the issue regarding PEFs in the EU, including principles, basic definitions and summary of values used by MSs....

Experiences from new buildings The move towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) in the Member States has allowed for innovative technologies to be steadily introduced into the building markets over the last few years. The purpose of the factsheet Innovative technologies is to collect and present initial experiences with new technologies in the Member States. Information has also been gathered on how Member States incorporate these technologies into their national Energy Performance (EP) calculation methods. The innovative technologies discussed in this context are demand-controlled ventilation, home-automation systems, reversible heat pumps (for cooling in summer), and advanced solar-shading systems....

Pilot projects from 13 countries Throughout the EPBD, the public sector in each Member State is expected to lead the way in the field of energy performance of buildings. New buildings occupied and owned by public authorities shall be Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) two years earlier than all other types of new buildings. Among the most promising public building types to act as lighthouse projects are educational buildings including school buildings. A CA EPBD collection of good practice examples of NZEB(-like) educational buildings in the different Member States (MSs) is set out in the factsheet NZEB-like Educational Buildings, including cross comparison of the used building and technical systems technologies....

Members of the European Commission, representatives of national authorities, building industry experts and EU-funded projects, gathered together in Bucharest on 24 October 2017 at the workshop “Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings”, to present and discuss challenges and opportunities in relation to empowering skills to support the quality of building construction and the rate of building renovation towards NZEB. The event was also streamed live through the BUILD UP portal. The workshop slide presentations are accessible below. Video recordings will also be made available soon.     slides video Welcome and introduction Jens LAUSTSEN Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD)     I. The European perspective - energy efficiency skills challenges, needs and solutions     Keynote speech Eugenio QUINTIERI European Builders Confederation (EBC) PDF YouTube Improving the construction sector human capital basis – policy perspectives Roman HORVÁTH European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) PDF YouTube The BUILD UP Skills initiative and its links with the energy efficiency policy Amandine LACOURT European...

With about 120 participants in Malta, and even more following the event via live webstreaming, the CA EPBD workshop with panel discussion "Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practice", organised on 14 February 2017, is considered to be a great success! The event panel included experts from industry, academia and the European Commission to discuss "What are smart buildings?" and "How can they help improve the energy efficiency of Europe's building stock?", as well as to answer a variety of questions raised by participants on site or via twitter/email. The workshop slide presentations and video recordings are accessible below. PART 1 slides video Welcome Jens Laustsen, CA IV EPBD Coordinator PDF Youtube The role of smart buildings for energy efficiency Doris Österreicher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna PDF Youtube The emerging practice in Malta for smart buildings Greta Caruana Smith, Building Regulation Office, Malta PDF Youtube Smart buildings in the context of the EPBD Sylvain Robert, European Commission DG Energy PDF Youtube Q&A  Youtube Voluntary certification for automation...