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REHVA EU Policy Newsletter - September 2022

REHVA – EPEE high level EU policy session on Zero Emission Buildings at EUSEW

28 September, from 14:30 till 16:00 (the event can be followed online after registration)

The session will demonstrate the various elements needed to successfully implement the Zero-Emission Building concept across the various climate zones of Europe, bringing together the perspectives of the EU institutions with the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) designers, manufacturers and installers and building professionals representing the whole value chain of efficient and renewable HVAC technologies from design to operation and maintenance. REHVA will be represented by Vice-president Johann Zirngibl. 

Registration for the Brussels Summit 2022 open end of September

The conference will take place on Tuesday 15 November at Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie. The conference and discussion will be focused on REPowerEU and zero emission buildings with policy updates on the EPBD review and the challenge of phasing out natural gas and oil from Russia in heating and cooling. 

Updated REHVA Position Paper on EPBD
ITRE members have published their proposed EPBD amendments
Expert Talk: Energy performance certification (EPC) and energy labelling
Commission Consultation on EU Circular Construction Technology roadmap
Report: The EU’s shift to natural refrigerant heat pumps
Energy labelling for local space heaters: Feedback period extended
Reading suggestions from the REHVA Journal

Why embrace the EU framework for sustainable buildings (and where to start)?

Josefina Lindblom from DG ENV writes about the new e-learning programme about the use of the LEVELS scheme for a circular built environment.

Read the article

The EPBD recast: how to come to a transparent and fair ZEB definition

In this article, Dick van Dijk and Jarek Kurtnitski present a new and simple metric that can be used for threshold values for “the very low energy demand” that is to be “fully covered by energy from renewable sources”. 

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A common European EPB Assessment and Certification scheme. U-CERT’s proposal

This paper by Pablo Carnero, Dick van Dijk, Niccolò Mignani, Gabriela Ana presents a methodology to calculate building energy performance fully compliant with EPB Standards.

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