European Codes and Standards: New Horizons for Buildings Course MCQ

The main objective of the 2002 EPBD is to define a holistic approach to promote cost effective improvement of the overall energy performance of buildings

 The rating schemes for Green Buildings ensure that the perceived greenness of the building is not limited to clearly visible elements but also includes less visible elements.

 By what date must all new buildings in Europe be nearly zero energy?

 When does a standard become mandatory?

directives are defined by which of the following?

Which of the following is NOT one of the main drivers that lead the way to improved energy efficiency?

The energy efficiency action plan (2007-2012) outlines a framework of policies and measures which provide the means to cut energy consumption by _______% by 2020.

The 2002 EPBD concerns mainly building design and does not take into account which of the following?

Which of the following systems are member states required to consider under the recast EPBD?

Which of these buildings generally offer better energy performance than a standard or typical new building?

Summary of  European Codes and Standards: New Horizons for Buildings Course

European Codes and Standards: New Horizons for Buildings Course MCQ

  • Energy efficiency in buildings is clearly one of the keys to reducing greenhouse emissions, a major challenge that we must meet and beat to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change and global warming. Over and above rising energy costs and growing public awareness, the main drivers that will help us achieve bold emission reduction targets are energy efficiency regulations, building codes, standards, labels, certifications, obligations and financial incentives. We have seen how international energy efficiency directives and standards are multiplying and are gradually being taken into account in national regulations and building codes, not only in Europe but increasingly around the world. 
  •  We have also looked at the wide variety of labels, certificates, obligations, and financial incentives that exist in different countries.
  • The targeted giant leap forward in energy efficiency in buildings will require concerted action on two fronts corresponding to Building Design and operational Energy Management through building measurement, monitoring, and control.
  • Although many of the drivers focus on Building Design, relatively few touch on Energy Management aspects that can produce major operational gains with relatively low investments and quick payback.