van Dijk, D.; Spiekman, M.
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The 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings IAQVEC 2007, Oct. 28 - 31 2007, Sendai, Japan

The European Commission has mandated CEN to produce a set of standards to support MemberStates for the national implementation of the EPBD. This paper focuses on one of these standards,EN ISO 13790, "Energy performance of buildings - Calculation of energy use for space heating andcooling". It describes the history of this standard which started with a simplified calculation of the energyuse for heating of residential buildings only. It describes the current methodology, inclusing heating andcooling, also for non-residential buildings and the 'level playing field' for both simple and detailedmethods.The paper also discusses the issues involving the implementation of the methods in the EU MemberStates and the prospects for the future.