important dates building energy

1993 – Council Directive 93/76/EEC to limit carbon dioxide emissions by improving energy        efficiency requires Member States to develop, implement and report on programmes in the field of energy efficiency in the building sector.  2002 – Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2002/91/EC. As recast – 2010/31/EU AND 2018/844/EU 2005 – S.I. No. 873/2005 (TGD … Continue reading IMPORTANT DATES

major renovations building energy rating

For existing buildings under EPBD, major renovation is where “more than 25% of the surface area of the building envelope undergoes renovation”. This will require that the building is brought up to cost optimal level, which is defined in the building regulations as: Upgrade Heating System more than 15 years’ old Upgrade Cooling and Ventilation … Continue reading Major Renovation

nearly zero energy building
Near Zero Energy Buildings. The European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), requires all new buildings to be nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) by 31st December 2020 and all buildings acquired by public bodies by 31st December 2018. Therefore, any buildings completed after these dates will need to achieve the standard irrespective of when they were … Continue reading WHAT IS nZEB?