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BPIE is involved in several IEE and FP7 European Projects

BPIE is partnering in several IEE and FP7 projects, such as COHERENO, EPISCOPE, CommONEnergy, ZEBRA and EASEE.
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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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Renovation strategies of selected EU countries - compliance with Art. 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2014) - Report and addendum

Article 4 of the EED required Member States to set out strategies for the renovation of their buildings before April 2014. The report focuses on the strategies from 10 Member States diversity and scores countries for each of the 5 requirements from Article 4: overview of the building stock, cost-effective approaches to renovations, policies and measures to stimulate cost-effective deep renovations, forward-looking perspective to guide investment decisions and evidence-based estimate of expected savings and wider benefits.

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) across the EU: a mapping of national approaches (2014)

This report explores the national approaches to buildings efficiency certification providing a comprehensive overview of EPC schemes and databases for residential and non-residential buildings across Europe. It identifies good practices to make EPC data reliable and accessible. Several maps enrich the report, presenting the diversity of implementation measures in Member States in terms of design and methodologies, quality assurance, experts training, control systems, etc.

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

• 25-27.02.2015 - World Sustainable Energy Days, Wels. BPIE will deliver presentations on EPCs (“Can we trust energy performance certificates?” and “Quality assurance of energy performance certificates across EU28”), nZEB renovations (“Delivering nZEB renovation in EU Member States”). We will also have a poster presenting our 2014 findings on alleviating fuel poverty in Europe through energy efficiency in buildings. 

• 10-13.03.2015 - MIPIM 2015 Conference, Cannes. This event gathers actors from the entire property value chain from all countries and real estate sectors. BPIE will introduce and moderate sessions on the latest trends and innovative solutions for smart buildings. 

• 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.