The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) contributes to the objectives of the European Union and European Economic Area with voluntary technical standards which promote free trade, the safety of workers and consumers, interoperability of networks, environmental protection, exploitation of research and development programmes, and public procurement. Under mandate from the European Commission, CEN has produced a set of standards in support of the introduction of the energy performance of buildings directive of the European Parliament and the Council. The CENSE project aims to improve the knowledge across the Member States on the role, content and status of these standards and provide guidance on their implementation. Feedback will be collected for the fine tuning of the standards and recommendations will be drafted and put forward.
In this page:
- A snapshot has been prepared, in early 2008, of the utilisation of the CEN standards in national building regulations across Europe.
- Guidance documents on the standards and regulations/methodologies in Member States are to be published on the website.
- A report on common trends, barriers, possible solutions and good practice examples on the use of the standards will be published.
- Recommendations will be made for further harmonisation to the Member States and European Commission.
- EU Member States are interested in using the standards, but they need to know more about the processes involved.
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Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
Dick Van Dijk
Duration:01/10/2007 to 31/03/2010