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ONLINE BRUSSELS HERITAGE - ONE-DAY SEMINAR - 11/12/2014 WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS WHEN RENOVATING? MICHAËL GOVAERT ENERGY DIRECTORATE, BRUSSELS ENVIRONMENT SINCE 2 JULY 2008, THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS (EPB) WORKS REGULATION, WHICH IMPOSES VARIOUS ENERGY PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS, HAS APPLIED TO RENOVATION PROJECTS SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSION IN THE BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION The purpose of this presentation is to outline the energy performance requirements applicable to renovation projects and demystify the regulations. Indeed, there are numerous fears circulating within the sector that are often the result of miscommunication. THE CONTEXT BEHIND THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS (EPB) REGULATION As the audience is likely already aware, we currently face the dual dilemma of global warming and increasing energy prices. The issues that we have to deal with are therefore both environmental and social. In Brussels, buildings account for 70% of energy consumption; they are therefore the main source of greenhouse gas emissions and one of the main sources of atmospheric pollution in the city. Since 2008, the Brussels-Capital Region has had a legal instrument at its disposal for improving the energy performance of buildings, namely the Ordinance on Energy Performance and the Internal Climate of Buildings. This ordinance transposes into Brussels law the 2002 European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings, the measures of which were strengthened in 2010 in light of the deteriorating situation. In this respect, the second draft of this directive provides for new buildings to be almost zero-energy by 2021. The Brussels Air, Climate and Energy Code (COBRACE) has incorporated these new European provisions in its EPB section. They come into force on 1st January 2015. There are multiple objectives: reducing primary 10 | What are the requirements for the energy performance of buildings when renovating? energy needs to preserve natural resources; reducing CO2 emissions to combat climate change; improving the energy efficiency, internal climate and the technical installations of buildings; as well as informing any future owner or tenant about the energy rating of the desired property via the EPB certificate. As part of the rewriting of the ordinance with a view to its incorporation within COBRACE, the "EPB Works" administrative procedure has been redesigned and simplified. I will therefore explain the "EPB Works" Regulation as it works in practice from 1st January 2015. It is worth noting that this designation refers to the section of the EPB regulation devoted to the energy performance requirements imposed within the context of a construction or renovation project.

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Contents
EDITORIAL
A WORD OF WELCOME
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS WHEN RENOVATING?
ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE: COMPATIBILITY CHALLENGES?
URBAN FORMS, TYPOLOGY AND IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF OLD BRUSSELS BUILDINGS
THE LISTED HOUSES OF THE LE LOGIS AND FLORÉAL GARDEN CITIES ADAPTATIONS TO CURRENT ENERGY AND COMFORT NEEDS
FINANCIAL IMPACT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES IN LE LOGIS AND FLORÉAL
ANALYSIS OF UNCERTAINTIES IN DYNAMIC THERMAL SIMULATIONS FOR OLD HOUSING: A CASE STUDY OF ONE APPARTMENT AND ONE HOUSE IN THE PARIS REGION
RISK ANALYSIS FOR APPLYING INTERIOR INSULATION IN HISTORICAL BUILDINGS: A CASE STUDY OF THE FORMER VETERINARY SCHOOL IN ANDERLECHT
IEDER ZIJN HUIS: THE RENOVATION OF A MODERNIST SOCIAL HOUSING TOWER BLOCK
HE BRUNFAUT TOWER: PRESENTATION OF THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN CHALLENGES OF A RENOVATION
PRESENTATION AND RESULTS OF THE “PLAGE” PROJECTS LOCAL ACTION PLANS FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT
THE BELGIAN BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE: A CONTRIBUTION TO HERITAGE MAINTENANCE EXPLORING THE TRAINING OF HERITAGE ADVISORS SPECIALISING IN ENERGY
SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION OF A BRUSSELS HOUSE: A CHALLENGE FOR BUILDING TRADESMEN
CONCLUSION
COLOPHON

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