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Europe’s Building Energy Savings Landscape

Since the start of the Display® Campaign, cities and municipalities have used the poster displays as a means to strengthen the local communication and national appeal for improving building energy performance criteria.
The Display Campaign has proven successful at meeting the regulatory framework put forward by the European Commission’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). While Display has been highly successful for its members, there are many challenges that face the success of the European Commissions EPBD, that include discrepancies in the calculations of energy performance—e.g. methods of measuring building areas, load calculations, geographic and climatic variations, energy flows, conversion factors—and an inundation of actors from the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The Display campaign provides cities with the essential first step to achieve Class “A,” and there are many other organisations that can help to achieve this aim, and we would like to start a discussion and use the Display Campaign as a platform for communicating the best practices to meeting the goals established by the European Commission. The list is in no way exhaustive and we encourage you to help us compile a more complete list of what tools, certification criteria, methods and measures exist throughout Europe.
In the spirit of the Display® Campaign, we would like to encourage our members to become familiar with the many actors that have developed their own scope, calculation methods, and norms. To investigate further about some of the efforts across the MS, that include certification of buildings, inspection of boilers and AC systems, training of experts, procedures for characterisation of building performance and information campaigns, please see below for agencies and various organisations with tools for low energy buildings:
Germany
France
Austria
Denmark
Ireland
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Sweden
The organisations selected offer low energy building policies and practices worth looking at. Please communicate with us about others you know. Contact Peter Schilken if you have any suggestions.

 
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