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Factsheet: nZEB definitions across Europe (2015)

While the recast of the EPBD introduced a definition for nZEBs, Member States were given a lot of leeway to draft their own definitions, specific to national contexts. By the end of 2015, the Commission will evaluate the progress MS made on this aspect, BPIE anticipated the exercise with this factsheet summarising the current status of approaches and indicators used by MS (and Norway) for the nZEB definition of new and existing buildings. The findings show that the levels of ambition in defining what an nZEB is vary across Europe.

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Indoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight - An analysis of residential building regulations in 8 Member States (2015)

This report provides an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ, thermal comfort and daylight, and highlights the importance of having appropriate requirements for thermal comfort, ventilation and daylight conditions. It provides concluding recommendations for further policy development relevant for indoor climate. The assessment focuses on the respective building codes for new and existing residential buildings in selected MS: Belgium (Brussels Region), Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK (England and Wales).

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Qualification and accreditation requirements of building energy certifiers in EU28 (2015)

Reliable Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) schemes could be part of the key steps towards highly energy efficient buildings. The building certifiers play an important role in ensuring the credibility of the EPC system, therefore, the quality of their skills and performance is essential. Presenting a detailed country-by-country overview of the minimum qualification and accreditation requirements for building energy certifiers, this factsheet also illustrates the Member States’ different approaches to ensure the reliability of EPC schemes.

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Events

  • 20.05.2015 - BPIE publishes a discussion paper on the use of discount rates in energy modelling with a focus on the building sector
  • 13.05.2015- Workshop in Bucharest: Transforming and stimulating the energy efficiency market - Presentations available
  • 21.04.2015- BPIE releases a new factsheet: nZEB definitions across Europe
  • 19.03.2015- Indoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight - An analysis of residential building regulations in 8 Member States
  • 3.03.2015- EEFIG final report available – Energy Efficiency - The First Fuel for the EU Economy
  • 25.02.2015- BPIE 's findings on fuel poverty alleviation in Europe summarised in a poster
  • 22.01.2015- BPIE releases an addendum to the report “Renovation strategies of selected EU countries”
  • 22.01.2015- Factsheet: Qualification and accreditation requirements of building energy certifiers in EU28
  • 21.01.2015 - The EPC report's executive summary is available in Romanian and German

BPIE is organising a workshop in Bucharest May 8, "Transforming and stimulating the energy efficiency market"

BPIE will speak at the following events in the coming months. 

• 01-06.06.2015 - eceee Summer Study in Presqu’île de Giens, France. BPIE will co-lead a panel on energy use in buildings: projects, technologies and innovations. More information will be provided in the next newsletters.