If a certain part of the national calculation procedures is fully based on the relevant EPB standards, then the national choices logically follow the template of Annex A of the relevant EPB standards.
In other cases this may not be 100% possible. Nevertheless, it is important to follow the template as much as possible, because:
• It greatly facilitates analysis.
• It facilitates comparison between countries.
• It helps to show the elements where the EPB standards could not be followed. This is important feedback to CEN and ISO, for future improvement and further harmonization of the EPB standards.
• The template provides clear and consistent choices. For instance, if the tables to provide primary energy conversion factors (EN ISO 52000-1) are followed, ambiguities in the national choices will be automatically revealed. The template thus helps to create consistent national choices. , This is demonstrated in one of the worked out examples in the Guide on how to fill in National Annexes or Datasheets.
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Also available upon request: a file with fillable Annexes B of (EN) ISO 52000-1. 52003-1, 52010-1, 52016-1 and 52018-1, in English only.
See also FAQs “Are there specific guidelines…” and “How can EU Member States follow…”