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01/04/2017 - Acoustic signature of heat pumps: CETIAT involved in a new international project
CETIAT participates to a new project of the International Energy Agency about the acoustic signature of heat pumps (Annex 51 of the IEA Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies). The primary aim is to increase the acceptance of heat pumps with respect to their noise and vibrations. A second focus is to disseminate knowledge at different levels (manufacturers, acoustic consultants, installers, legislators).

The project (2017-2020) will concern air-to-water, water-to-air, air-to-air and brine-to-water units. CETIAT will represent France in cooperation with Cetim. The other participating countries are Austria, Germany and Sweden.

17/01/2017 - International QUALICHeCK workshop at CETIAT
On 17 January 2017, an international Workshop on heating and cooling equipment for buildings, organized by CETIAT as part of the European project QUALICHeCK, brought together some thirty participants in Villeurbanne.
The Workshop identified ways to better ensure compliance with data describing the performance of heating and cooling systems using renewable energies (certification, database), as well as the quality of installed systems (professional rules, Guides, training).
Three interventions by CETIAT experts examined the evolution of standards and the possible impact of the revision of the directive on the energy performance of buildings.
The Workshop presentations are available on the QUALICHeCK website.

13/04/2016 - CETIAT co-author of two European reports on compliant input data for building energy performance calculation
The national legislations implementing the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) require a calculation of the energy performance, as well as an energy rating on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The input data for this calculation must be compliant (i.e. obtained with the definitions and procedures of the legislation), with an evidence of this compliance. In addition, they must be easily accessible.
The EPBD also requires that Member States establish an independent control system for the EPCs, with effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties for non-compliance.

The final version of a report from the European project QUALICHeCK, whose CETIAT is co-author, has just been published. It presents interesting approaches from different countries for compliant and/or easily accessible input data, including: product databases, procedures for innovative products, qualifications of persons or companies, sets of pre-calculated values, rules for consistent display of product characteristics.

Another report recently published by QUALICHeCK, with CETIAT as co-author, shows outlines for compliant input data and ways to decide of non-compliance and to treat it.

* How to get compliant and available data for the energy rating calculation
* Source book for improved compliance of Energy Performance Certificates