This 6th webinar of the EPB standards series on BuildUp portal focused on the CEN standards related to heating and domestic hot water systems developed under the EC Mandate M/480 and published in 2017. On the long term, EU is pushing towards a change in energy carriers and technologies applied to provide comfort services in buildings.

Therefore, these new CEN standards are dealing with all available innovative technologies. Efficient technologies are quite sensitive to operating conditions, correct sizing and control options. These new CEN standards allow to calculate the yearly energy performance taking into account such influences and the energy calculation results can be leveraged to support the correct dimensioning of the heating systems.

The heating systems standards also include procedures to verify the energy performance by measurementsEconomical calculations for cost effectiveness of energy performance update are also available in this package of standards.

The installation of new heating systems and the replacement or renovation of existing heating systems is an important part of the challenge for HVAC professionals to reach nearly zero energy (NZEB) level and will be an important contribution to the EU commitment to be CO2 neutral in 2050. The correct use of this new set of heating system standards will help to valorise the right decisions.

Programme (direct links for each section):

  • General introduction by Camilo PAEZ, Sustainable & Energy Efficient Architecture and Urban Design consultant, BuildUp Editorial Board


  • Role and place of the heating and domestic hot water systems in the overall building performance by Johann ZIRNGIBL, independent EPB expert


  • EPB standards on heating and domestic hot water systems: advanced features and tips & tricks by Laurent SOCAL, independent EPB expert


  • Moderated Q&A by Camilo PAEZ


Series of webinars on the EPB standards

This webinar series is jointly organized by 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).

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