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This briefing paper describes ESOS (the UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme). The first part outlines the basic principles of compliance to ESOS. The second part discusses the value organisations can obtain from following the recommendations given in an ESOS energy audit, instead of viewing it merely as a ‘tick box exercise’ in order to meet compl...
To truly understand how a building uses energy you need to know something about the building itself and about how it is used. In current parlance, that requires both an Asset and an Operational energy rating. An asset rating models the theoretical, as designed, energy efficiency of a particular building, based on the intrinsic performance potential...
To truly understand how a building uses energy you require both an Asset and an Operational energy rating. An asset rating models the theoretical, as designed, energy efficiency of a particular building. However, the asset rating provides no information about how the building is operated in practice. The operational rating records the actual energy...
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has contracted a consortium to assist with the ‘Energy Efficiency Policy Dialogue’ in the Western Balkans (the Framework Assignment – ID 37587), which forms Theme 2 of the Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP). The work includes assistance with transposition of the European Union’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) (EPBD). The beneficiaries are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia (and Albania)” of the Framework Assignment, EPBD implementation from both a legislative and IT infrastructure perspective are supported and included: Transposition of EPBD into national legislation Development of national calculation methodologies for determining the energy performance of buildings Development and/or review of regulations specifying the minimum energy performance requirements of buildings and ensuring their compliance with the EPBD provisions Development of regulations governing the energy certification of buildings and covering inter alia the building classification system, the guidelines for certifying the energy performance of buildings, and the training, examination and accreditation requirements for experts Setting up databases and independent systems of quality control for energy performance certificates and reports on energy audits/inspection Development and/or review of regulations for the inspection of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems Facilitating and participating in meetings, as required, with key stakeholders. The design and provision of: software for calculation of the energy performance of buildings; and a data base and an independent system of quality control for energy performance certificates Provision of training for government officials and training organisations