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Workshop
2022-08-11
CEN Workshop Agreement on ' Guidelines for an integrated approach of building retrofitting projects based on enhanced shallow geothermal technologies'

This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) provides orientation for the management of building retrofitting projects, based on enhanced shallow geothermal technologies, in form of guidelines for the classification of an integrated design team and the identification of the primary roles of actors among the whole project life-cycle.

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Workshop
2022-08-08
CEN Workshop Agreement on 'Train4Sustain' - Draft CWA open for Public Consultation

The construction sector is one of the main drivers of EU’s economy. Despite major efforts in harmonising and standardization of qualification and training procedures across the EU, the competence level of sustainability experts and the underlying training and education contents varies significantly between the Member States.

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News
2022-07-13
Read CEN and CENELEC’s position on the European Commission’s proposal for the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

CEN and CENELEC developed a response to the consultation launched by the European Commission on its proposal for the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). In the document, the two European Standardization Organisations welcome the objective of the proposal to achieve a well-functioning Single Market for construction products, avoid overlap of EU legislation and contribute to the EU objectives of the green and digital transition.  

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Workshop
2022-02-25
CEN Workshop on 'Design and installation guidelines for a building retrofitting concept based on EGS (enhanced geothermal systems)

The scope of the Workshop is to develop specific guidelines that aid to the viable and cost effective use of advanced EGS by introducing a novel concept on building retrofitting based on geothermal energy and EGS, through the integration and validation of a suite of technologies, tools and methods facilitating their easy application and massive deployment.

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Workshop
2021-12-14
CEN Workshop Agreement "TRAIN4SUSTAIN Competence Quality Standard"

The scope of the Workshop is to specify a common reference framework and a methodology that allow to evaluate, score and report the Level of Competence of professionals and workers with regards to specific Areas of Expertise related to energy efficiency and sustainability at building and urban scale (TRAIN4SUSTAIN Competence Quality Standard).

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EN in the spotlight
2021-12-07
New EN 15942 helps harmonise how environmental product declarations for construction products are communicated in Europe

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) present quantified environmental information on the life cycle of a product, thus enabling comparisons between products fulfilling the same function. They are based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, as described in the EN ISO 14040 series of standards.

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EN in the spotlight
2020-12-15
EN 16205:2020 ‘Laboratory measurement of walking noise on floors’

 

Among the many changes that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, especially one has upset our routines: homeworking. Eurofound, the EU Agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, has estimated that almost 40% of work by dependent employees in the EU has been carried out at home during the pandemic.

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EN in the spotlight
2020-11-19
EN 15269-20:2020 contributes to increase fire safety in buildings

 

CEN/TC 127 “Fire safety in buildings” is responsible for the development of horizontal standardized methods regarding the fire behaviour of building products, components and elements of construction and their classification according to application fire risks.

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