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1 Introduction

The Display® Campaign:

This users’ guide will provide – to all interested parties – an understanding of the Display® poster as well as offer information and help for users of the poster generation tool. This tool has been designed and developed by and for the energy managers’ of the European cities members of the Display campaign.
The European Campaign Display® was launched in order to anticipate – by a voluntary initiative – the implementation of the “Energy Performance of Buildings” Directive (EPBD). Display® focuses on one part of the EPBD, which will, from 2006 on, require the Member-States to publicly display information regarding the energy performance of public buildings through a building certification scheme through a building certification scheme, either an asset rating scheme according to its architectural design and technological equipment, or an operational rating according to data collected during the year.
The Display® approach complies with the EPBD by providing a label classifying buildings on the basis of an operational rating scheme.
Display® is also a useful communication and calculation tool for technical and political people, who can then diseminate the results to the public resulting in greater understanding of building performances.
For further information about the EPBD or other subjects related to the Display® Campaign, please consult its website:

www.display-campaign.org

Structure of this users’ guide:

Chapter two briefly describes how the poster generation tool functions provides an overview of its structure.
The two main sections of this users’ guide are chapters three and four. Chapter three contains detailed advice on how to generate your own Display® poster by using the poster generation tool via the Internet.

As the developers of the Display® project consider the transparency of the label very important, chapter four has been integrated into this users’ guide in order to explain – to experts and laymen – how the results of the poster are calculated.

Chapter five presents different ways of contacting the Display® team in case of problems, questions and suggestions.

The users’ guide is concluded by an appendix containing information on the classification scheme, the conversion factors and their sources, and a glossary.
Explanation of used fonts, colours, and signs:
For several terms used in this users’ guide a more detailed explanation is provided in the glossary. These terms are highlighted as follows: Glossary term. Furthermore, buttons that are identical to the ones used on the website are written in italic.

 
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