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CENSE - Who we are

The CENSE project (2007-2010) supports the EU Member States (MS) and other target groups. 

Our aim was to achieve better awareness and more effective use of the European (CEN) standards that are related to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). 

Who we try to reach: 

Our target groups comprise policy makers, (inter)national standards writers, consulting engineers, manufacturers, and educational institutes. 

 

CENSE - What we do for you

We provide guidance on the standards, We collected comments and examples of good practice, so as to remove obstacles to implementation, and We prepared recommendations to CEN for a second generation of CEN standards to support the EPBD. 

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Brief information for policy makers  

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is set to promote the improvement of energy performance of buildings, with a number of requirements to be implemented by the EU Member States. 

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The CEN standards to support the EPBD

The role of the CEN standards to support the EPBD is to provide a common European concept and common methods for preparing energy performance certification and energy inspections of buildings. 

However, the implementation of these CEN standards in the EU Member States is far from trivial. 

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