FACT SHEET #53 | European solar-shading database, ES-SDA

Since end of 2016, the European Solar-Shading Organization (ES-SO vzw) is operating the European Solar Shading Products Properties Database, ES-SDA. Its aim is to provide a reference list of independently verified and validated solar shading materials and product data, to … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #50 | European certification of HVAC products can provide EPC input data

Systems providing space heating, ventilation, space cooling and/or domestic hot water (HVAC) to residential or commercial buildings are playing a major role in the building energy performance. Eurovent Certita Certification manages a voluntary certification of the performance of heating, ventilation … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #46 | Default values in energy performance of buildings standards

The set of European standards supporting the implementation of the 2010 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive should be publicly available in 2017. It includes informative default values in annexes, with the dual purpose to make the standards “ready-to-use” and to … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #41 | In view of revised EU-directives: dealing with renewable energy systems in the EPC of energy efficient buildings

Proposals for the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and Renewable Energy Directive demonstrate the crucial role of renewable energy systems in achieving a decarbonised economy. In view of new requirements for minimum levels of renewable energy use in buildings, … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #40 | Voluntary schemes as a pool of ideas for designing and improving EPC compliance frameworks: the BOILEFF quality assurance scheme

Checking Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and ensuring compliance is paramount for creating and maintaining trust in the EPC. The way of dealing with heating systems in the EPC and checking specific key parameters affects the energy performance indicators of buildings … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #39 | Voluntary quality assurance system for retrofitting multi-unit residential buildings based on self-commitment

This fact sheet presents a quality assurance system which helps to integrate energy efficiency requirements in building related decision making, while indoor air quality is also being taken care of. The approach is based on life cycle considerations, dealing in … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #37 | Labelling schemes and their role in building related compliance frameworks

Labelling schemes of products used for constructing and finishing a building can be useful in two perspectives: (1) They are important for informing stakeholders about the quality of the awarded products and thus contribute to creating societal support for securing … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #04 | European voluntary rating programme of cool roofing products

Cool roofing products are products applied to the roof of a building in order to keep roof surface cooler under the sun and thus minimize solar heat gain through the roof, especially in the hot season. These products both reflect … Continue reading