Energy performance standardisation and regulation: state-of-the-art, challenges and ongoing actions.

Energy Performance standardisation and legislation is receiving an increased interest in many countries. The paper is split up in 3 parts: An overview of the present status: which countries have such regulation in force or under preparation, what is the link with European standardisation? What are the challenges for achieving an effective EP approach? What are important on-going activities?

Building airtightnesses in the new French thermal regulation RT 2000.

Ventilation plays an important role in the RT 2000 regulation. The ventilation system is of course taken into account, but also the building envelope airtigthness on which this paper focuses.

Designing lab ventilation to emerging standards.

Designing a ventilation system for a laboratory is challenging not only because these facilities consume a lot of energy and may contain materials that are toxic, flammable, explosive, infectious, or radioactive, but because standards and codes concerning them are revised often to reflect stricter health and safety requirements and improvements in technology.

Car park ventilation systems.

States that car park ventilation systems not only have to control the exhaust gases emitted by vehicles but take into account possible fuel spillages and the venting of smoke in the event of a fire. Explores ways of checking for compliance.

Standardisation in the field of industrial air technology.

Standards dealing with Industrial Air Technology (IA T) are very fragmented, and a real need exists for new standards this very important field. These are required to facilitate trade and communication in this important area. Clarification of the requirements for these proposed standards is necessary before any new technical committee (TC) can be established, or before new work could be allocated to any existing TC. Since 1996, there has been little discussion about new activities, a few work items on related subjects have however commenced under existing Technical Committees.

ASHRAE to lower mechanical ventilation requirement in 62.2P.