European Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) was approved in the beginning of2003. The transition period is 3-6 years depending of the article. European StandardisationOrganisation (CEN) has drafted several standards to help the member countries implementing thedirective. One of these is the Criteria for the indoor environment including thermal, indoor airquality (ventilation) light and noise. The standard specifies design values of indoor environment,values to be used in energy calculations, and methods how to verify the specified indoorenvironment in the buildings. The standard includes methods for long term evaluation of the indoorenvironment. The paper describes some of the principles used in standards, and gives examples presented in the standard. A draft standard has been under the international review process and is now being issued for final approval.
Indoor Environmental Criteria for Design and Calculation of Energy Performance of Buildings -EN15251 -
27th AIVC and 4th Epic Conference "Technologies & sustainable policies for a radical decrease of the energy consumption in buildings", Lyon, France, 20-22 November 2006