Questions related to the EPB Overarching standards (M1)
In the modular structure of the set of EPB standards the term overarching refers to the standards that deal with the overall energy performance of a building (module M1), while other modules deal with the building as such (M2) or with specific technical building systems or services (M3 etc.).
The five EPB standards ISO 52000-1, 52003-1, 52010-1, 52016-1 and 52018-1, listed in the revised EPBD (Annex I) and also called ‘overarching’, have in common that each of these describes an important step in the assessment of the energy performance of building.
In the modular overview of EPB standards ISO 52016-1 and 52018-1 belong to module 2 (M2, Building as such).
Indoor environmental quality
EN 16798-1 has been developed by CEN/TC 156 as one of the EPB standards under the EU mandate (M/480) to CEN. It was approved and published in May 2019.
ISO 17772-1 has been developed, parallel with EN 16798-1, as an ISO document. This standard was approved and published in 2018.
Similarly, EN/TR 16798-2 and ISO/TR 17772-2 were developed in parallel, as technical reports accompanying the respective standards.
Due to collaboration between the experts in ISO and in CEN the content of the two standards is quite similar. From the beginning of the development it was decided not to opt for the preparation of a combined EN ISO standard, to decrease the risk of delays in case of unforeseen disputes. Now that the two standards have been successfully completed and published, it will be discussed in ISO and CEN (ISO/TC 163/WG4 (JWG of TC 163&TC 205) and CEN/TC 156 & CEN/TC 371) to develop a combined EN ISO standard during future revisions of the two standards.
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Foremost, it is up to national/regional authorities to specify which climatic data set(s) shall be used for the EPB assessment in the context of national/regional building regulations.
As default climatic data sets for any EU location, the European Commission recently supported its Joint Research Centre (JRC) to develop typical meteorological years (TMY).
A TMY is a set of meteorological data with data values for every hour in a year for a given geographical location, e.g. for calculating the energy performance of buildings.
EN ISO 52010-1 deals with the conversion of climatic data for the energy performance calculations.
An updated version of the spreadsheet for EN ISO 52010-1 is in preparation as support for users. This spreadsheet helps users with the conversion of measured hourly solar irradiation data into irradiation at a plane of any orientation and tilt angle, in accordance with EN ISO 52010-1.
The updated spreadsheet will also be able to handle TMY files from JRC’s website.
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