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This paper lists the most common difficulties and problems encountered in the implementation of a building rating scheme in different countries as a guide for further investigations and discussion. The SAVE Directive N. 93/76/EEC is intended to provide various social actors (builders, consumers, construction and energy professionals) with a number of measures which should reduce energy consumption and improve the quality of building systems. The energy certification of buildings in the past has been left open-ended in order to allow each member state to define the schemes that best fit local conditions. This makes interpretation of this part of the Directive difficult and it is discussed here in more depth.

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Authors: CONTI F, JRC Ispra (IT);DESPRETZ H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Seminar on Building Energy Certification, Sophia Antipolis (FR), June 27-29, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38480 ORA
Record Number: 199410996 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en