The objective of the EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Directive 2002/91/CE of the 12/16/2002) is to promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings within the European Community.
This Directive is based on five principles:
1. The general framework for a methodology of calculation of the integrated energy performance of buildings. The common methodology of calculation should include all the elements that determine the energy efficiency and not only the quality of building insulation. This integrated approach should take into account elements such as heating, cooling, lighting installation, ventilation systems, the building location and orientation.
2. The application of minimum requirements on the energy performance of new buildings.
3. The application of minimum requirements on the energy performance of large existing buildings that are subject to major renovation; Member States are required to set minimum standards
4. The energy certification of buildings (new, existing and public buildings), the display of certificates and other relevant information (certifications should be no more than five years). Certificates must be provided during the construction, sale or rental of a building. The rental is particularly concerned by this proposal in order to ensure that the owner takes the necessary measures, while he generally doesn’t pay the energy consumption costs. During construction, sale or rental, a certificate on the energy performance of the concerned residence must be communicated to the owner, or by the owner to the potential buyer or the tenant as applicable.
5. Regular inspection of boilers and of air-conditioning systems in buildings and in addition an assessment of the heating installation in which the boilers are more than 15 years old. These clauses were transposed into national law, in addition to an impact on the performance level required by the thermal regulation, the directive has enable the creation of the Energy Performance Diagnostic (EPD) and the energy saving certificates (ESC).
The recast of the EPBD has been published in June 2010: you can dowload it here.
The energy saving certificates device (SEC), established by the POPE law (guidelines program for energy policy), is one of the flagship instrument of the energy demand management policy.
This device is based on an obligation to achieve energy savings imposed by the government on energy suppliers, called the “forced” (electricity, gas, heat, cold, heating oil and new fuels for cars). They are thus encouraged to actively promote energy efficiency to their clients: households, local or professionals authorities. A three-year goal is defined and distributed among the operators based on their sale volumes. At the end of the period, sellers of “forced” energies are required to justify their obligations achievement by holding an amount of certificates equivalent to those obligations.
Certificates are obtained as a result of actions taken by the operators or by the purchasing of other actors who have carried out energy saving operations. In case of non compliance with their obligations, the “forced” are required to pay a discharge penalty of two cents per kW missing.
The energy saving certificates are allocated, under certain conditions, by the energy Ministry services to eligible actors (“forced”, but also other non forced legal persons) who realized energy saving operations.
Following the success of the first period (mid 2006 – mid 2009) for which the requirement for energy saving obligation was 54 TWh, the Government wanted to extend the device for a second three-year period. It began on January the 1st of 2011 and the goal of corresponding energy saving is 345 TWh.
CEN (European Committee for Standardization) is currently in charge of standards regarding buildings ventilation. Within CEN, Technical Committee 156 is actually writing these Standards. Below are some of the most used European Standards:
An overview of assessment of Residential Demand Controlled Ventilation in EU framework*:
A quick summary of how DCV is assessed in Europe.
* abstract from an AIVC Webinar “Demand-Controlled Ventilation in the European context: approaches in 4 countries and at the EU level” (November 2012)
You can download in this section certificates, approvals and labels concerning Aereco and its products. For any other document, please get in touch with your contact.
|Aereco S.A. ISO 9001:2008 certificate, France|
|Avis techniques CSTB – Download at www.cstb.fr / espace avis techniques, France|
|City of Wien: Certificate for EHA acoustic air inlet, Austria|
|SOCOTEC Quality member, France|
|TIN INSTALL technical approval, Poland|
|Fire damper certificate, Germany|
|Ministry of Healthcare – Russian Federation, Russia|
|Government center of sanitary and economic control, Russia|
|Business chamber of Moscow, Russia|
|PZH – National Institute for Hygien, Poland|