The role of standardisation towards higher energy performance of buildings

The construction sector has a significant influence on the environment, energy consumption and climate change. That’s why the European Builders Confederation (EBC) is investing effort in promoting standardisation in assessing buildings’ energy performance.

Standardisation is crucial for the construction sector, especially for SMEs: it creates added value for the energy retrofitting market - which is largely made of SMEs - as it creates common methods aimed at assessing buildings energy performance of buildings.

This session will be focussing on the recent publication of the international standard ISO 52000-1 on Energy Performance of Buildings. Moreover, it will be presented how CEN and the EU are on a fast track to develop the procedures and standards for buildings, systems and products towards low energy buildings and nearly zero energy buildings.