03/2012

Download full-text complete pdf version of journal here:  3/2012 (PDF) or read and download pdf full-text articles.

EDITORIAL

04 Moving towards a new Paradigm for the Buildings Sector
    Eduardo Maldonado

INTERVIEW

05 Interview of Gordon Sutherland from EACI
    Questions by Prof. Eduardo Maldonado, Coordinator of the EU Concerted Action-EPBD

ARTICLES

12 The Path towards 2020: Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings
     Hans Erhorn, Heike Erhorn-Kluttig

16 Energy performance requirements for buildings in Europe
    Marina Economidou

22 HVAC in the recast EPBD – inspection, advice, or monitoring?
    Bruce Young

25 Introducing cost-optimal levels for energy requirements
    Kim B. Wittchen, Kirsten Engelund Thomsen

30 Eco-design Directive, Energy Label and Ecolabel – Relationships and compatibility with the Energy Performance Buildings Directive
    Jorma Railio

CASE STUDIES

34 SOLAR XXI: A Portuguese Office Building towards Net Zero-Energy Building
    Helder Gonçalves, Laura Aelenei, Carlos Rodrigues

41 Energy Efficient and Sustainable – Federal Buildings in Germany
    Olaf Böttcher

EU POLICY

46 Implementation of the cost-optimal methodology according to the EPBD recast
    Kim B. Wittchen, Kirsten Engelund Thomsen

48 Ecodesign of energy related project – progress with Boilers and water heaters
    Jorma Railio

Industry, Research and Energy committee of the European Parliament backs binding national targets and CO2 set aside plan