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Common rules for all EPB standards

In order to facilitate the necessary overall consistency and coherence, in terminology, approach, input/output relations and formats, for the whole set of EPB-standards, the following documents and tools are available:

  1. a document with basic principles to be followed in drafting EPB-standards:
    CEN/TS 16628:2014, Energy Performance of Buildings - Basic Principles for the set of EPB standards;
  2. a document with detailed technical rules to be followed in drafting EPB-standards;
    CEN/TS 16629:2014, Energy Performance of Buildings - Detailed Technical Rules for the set of EPB-standards.

The detailed technical rules are the basis for ta number of tools:

  1. a common template for each EPB-standard, including specific drafting instructions for the relevant clauses;
  2. a common template for each technical report that accompanies an EPB standard or a cluster of EPB standards, including specific drafting instructions for the relevant clauses;
  3. a common template for the spreadsheet that accompanies each EPB standard, to demonstrate the correctness of the EPB calculation procedures.

By definition, each EPB-standard, both in CEN and ISO, has to comply with the requirements given in ISO 52000 1 (the overarching EPB standard) and the above mentioned Basic Principles and Detailed Technical Rules documents.

See also: the common Annex A/Annex B approach

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