Building performance standardisation:
the EPB Center

The set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards, developed by CEN under mandate M/480, provides a methodology to calculate overall energy performance of buildings supporting the EPBD. They provide EU Member States with a toolbox to help the implementation of the Directive and aim also at higher transparency regarding the energy performance calculation methodologies. Each EPB standard has a template for a national annex that enables Member States to tailor the methodology to the national situation.

REHVA and ISSO have created the EPB Center as a joint organisation with the aim to support the uptake of the new set of EPB standards that signed a service contract with the European Commission to develop and launch its services. This virtuous circle of implementation-application-improvement, fed-in by standards experts and users, plays a crucial role in the actual use of these standards at local level.

Services of the EPB Center

Services of the EPB Center

  • Supporting Member States and National Standardisation bodies that wish to complete the national annexes of the overarching standards,
  • Setting up a public frequently asked questions database on filling in annexes, practical application of the standards, etc.
  • Preparing practical case studies to support the use of standards
  • Disseminating and developing calculation tools for individual standards
  • Setting up a large network of current practitioners and future practitioners (i.e. building physics students) and support the uptake of standards by organising regular hands-on workshops, training sessions etc.

The set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards

Have a look at this user-friendly visualization of the EPB standards

Your map for the set of EPB Standards in 6 min

EPB standards webinar series on BuildUp portal

This webinar series was jointly organized by REHVA, BUILD UP and EPB Center’s experts under the scope of Service Contract ENER/C3/2017-437/SI2-785.185 “Support the dissemination and roll-out of the set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards developed under EC Mandate M/480” (duration September 2018 - September 2021).

Watch the 10 webinars for understanding and learning:

  • Why the EPB standards came into being to support the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Mandates M/343 and M/480) and the relation to ongoing EU policy developments vis-à-vis building performance (e.g. people, environment, energy)
  • How by design the EPB standards are meant to facilitate the EU-wide transition to a healthy, sustainable and smart built environment
  • What online information resources and tailored services are available to all building sector stakeholders for providing guidance to reap all benefits of the EPB standards

These webinars provide a basic training like knowledge base, supporting informed decision making and better practices for all actors that have an indirect and direct impact on EU's building stock.


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