De Gids W.F.
Languages: English | Pages: 4 pp
Bibliographic info:
AIVC VIP 14, 2007, 4 pp

The European Directive 2002/91/EC on the energy performance of buildings (the EPBD) imposes to the EU member states several different measures to achieve a more rational use of energy resources and to reduce the environmental impact of the energy use for buildings (see also VIP 9).
This directive stimulates the use of European standards for the energy calculation procedures for buildings and their systems, and all related performance prescriptive standards needed to specify buildings and systems in relation to the EPBD. Within this context, the European Commission gave a mandate to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) in order to speed up the development of standards needed for the EPBD implementation.
CEN didn’t start this work from scratch. Already existing CEN Technical Committees have been quite active during the last 15 years preparing international standards in this field. These committees have been involved in developing the CEN program to support the implementation of the EPBD.
The standardization work on energy performance of buildings is being overseen by a working group (CEN/BT WG 173). Its task is to coordinate the work and to ensure that standards prepared in different committees interface with each other in a suitable way.