REHVA commenting on CEN EPB Standards

REHVA commenting on CEN EPB Standards

REHVA invites Member Associations and Supporter Companies to send comments on the draft European standards. Public enquiry for the majority of the standards has started or will be launched in early 2015. Currently nearly 20 draft standards and their related technical reports are on CEN enquiry, in the field of Heating systems for buildings (CEN/TC 228) or Ventilation for buildings (CEN/TC 156). The deadline for sending comments on these pilot documents is 31 March 2015.

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) refers to European standards to be taken into account in the calculation of the energy performance of buildings and systems. European standards can enable the harmonisation of diverse methodologies and measures for increasing buildings energy efficiency in the EU member states.

REHVA website intranet section was created to share latest drafts of the EPBD technical standards (EN) and technical reports (TR) currently. To get access to the REHVA intranet section for EPBD standards – revision 2013-2015, please send your request to Anita Derjanecz at ad(at)rehva.eu.

The following standards, and the related Technical Reports, from CEN/TC 156 have been selected as pilots by REHVA:

  • Indoor climate input data (revision of EN15251) (prEN 16981-1 and prCEN/TR 16981-2)
  • Ventilation and air conditioning for non-residential buildings (revision of EN 13779) (prEN16798-3 and prCEN/TR 16798-4)
  • AC and ventilation inspections (revision of EN 15240 and EN 15239) (prEN16798-17 and prCEN/TR 16798-18)

Comments on the draft Standards (prEN’s) shall be made by using the official commenting form of CEN. Comments on TR’s are also welcome. Separate sheets for each of the documents shall be used for commenting. To help you in the commenting, REHVA CEN liaisons have prepared short summaries that highlight relevant questions and point out important issues, which could be addressed by comments.

For all other EPBD standards the commenting procedure is the same

REHVA members and supporters can also give comments on national level, by attending relevant national committees or using public national commentary on internet. More information is available from National Standardization Bodies.

More information REHVA Newsletter Issue 1/2015.