About us

Acronym
CENSE

Title
IEE-CENSE. Leading the CEN Standards on Energy performance of buildings to practice.
Towards effective support of the EPBD implementation and acceleration in the EU Member States

Objective
To accelerate the adoption and improved effectiveness of EPBD-related building energy performance standards in EU Member States

Benefits
Increased accessibility, efficiency and harmonisation of building energy performance assessments in the MS

Main activities
To communicate the role, status and content of these standards as widely as possible and to provide guidance on their implementation.
To collect comments and examples of good practice from MS, so as to remove obstacles to implementation, and to collect and secure results from relevant SAVE and FP6 projects.
To prepare recommendations to CEN.

Duration
The project duration is from October 2007 until March 2010.

Partners
The partners in the project (from eight different countries) are all experts who are active in CEN-EPBD. They combine this expertise with knowledge and experience of implementation at the national level. 

 

Organisation

Country

Persons

Website

 

TNO (coordinator)

The Netherlands

Berrie van Kampen (Operational management)

Dick van Dijk (Project coordination)

Hans van Wolferen

Marleen Spiekman

www.tno.nl

 

CSTB

France

Johann Zirngibl

Jean Robert Millet

Hicham Lahmidi

Claude Francois

www.cstb.fr

 

ISSO

The Netherlands

Jaap Hogeling

Kees Arkesteijn

www.isso.nl

 

Fraunhofer - IBP

Germany

Hans Erhorn

Anna Staudt

Jan de Boer

www.ibp.fraunhofer.de

 

DTU

Denmark

Bjarne Olesen

Peter Strøm-Tejsen

www.iciee.byg.dtu.dk

 

Camco

United Kingdom

Robert Cohen

www.camcoglobal.com

 

FAMBSI

Finland

Jorma Railio

www.fambsi.fi

 

EDC

Italy

Laurent Socal

www.edilclima.it

Associated partners

 

Organisation

Country

Persons

Website

 

HTA Luzern

Switzerland

Gerhard Zweifel

www.hslu.ch

 

BRE

United Kingdom

Roger Hitchin

Brian Anderson

www.bre.co.uk

 

Viessmann

Germany

Jürgen Schilling

www.viessmann.de

 

Roulet

Switzerland

Claude-Alain Roulet

www.epfl.ch

 

JRC (IES)

Eur.Commission

Hans Bloem

ies.jrc.ec.europa.eu

Expected results 

  • A website with guidance documents for the CEN standards.
  • Common trends, obstacles identified, possible solutions and examples of good practice concerning the use of the CEN standards.
  • Recommendations for further harmonisation.

The project reports, presentations and discussions with target groups will result in increased awareness and knowledge on the content and the usefulness of these European standards and to shared experiences between the Member States (building code and standard writers) and other major target groups (design engineers and installation engineers, manufacturers).

CENSE Information Papers in cooperation with the EPBD Buildings Platform

One of the most effective ways to disseminate information on the CEN standards, which also serves to trigger feedback from the target groups, is by so-called Information Papers.

As a result of cooperation with the EPBD Buildings Platform, these Information Papers are based on the general template for Buildings Platform Information Papers and are made available at the Buildings Platform website, along with other Information Papers related to the EPBD.

From summer 2009 the Buildings Platform will be succeeded by: www.buildup.eu

Examples of information papers from the CENSE project:

Project Fact Sheet

More information on the project can also be found in the Information Paper P86:

The CENSE project. Leading the CEN Standards on Energy performance of buildings to practice. A project (2007-2010) under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme

This is one of a series of Information Papers that can be downloaded from the website:www.iee-cense.eu