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Draft BS EN 16798-1 Energy Performance of Buildings Part 1

This European Standard deals with indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality, thermal environment, lighting and acoustics.

Objectives of the consultation

This draft standard specifies how to establish indoor environmental input parameters for building system design and energy performance calculations. It includes design criteria for the local thermal discomfort factors, draught, radiant temperature asymmetry, vertical air temperature differences and floor surface temperature. It also specifies occupancy schedules to be used in standard energy calculations.

The standard is applicable where the criteria for indoor environment are set by human occupancy and where the production or process does not have a major impact on indoor environment. The criteria in this standard can be used in national calculation methods. 

The standard does not prescribe design methods, but give input parameters to the design of buildings, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems.

The public consultation on this draft standard run from 17 June until 28 August 2015.

Supporting papers

To download the draft standard please follow the link below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE did not submit a response to this consultation as there were no significant comments from CIBSE Members.