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The implementation of building energy certification, required in Italy by law no. 10 of January 1991, is still delayed due to the lack of reference norms. Certification not only makes it possible to identify energy waste and to support retrofit building, but can also provide building standards for all operators (builders, sales agents, mortgage and credit companies) who wish to supply a quality product to the consumer. However, building energy certification, even before its implementation, risks being overtaken by wider schemes of global building quality, which also take into account other factors such as comfort, environmental impact, quality and durability of components, safety and ease of access and internal mobility and other important issues. Here again the main problem is the identification of reference sets against which to assess building quality. This paper provides examples from other European countries where the application of building quality concepts is already addressed.

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Authors: CONTI F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Convegno il Risparmio Energetico in Edilizia : Le Esperienze Locali Nell'Ambito delle Strategie Comunitarie, Treno (IT), May 19, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 39093 ORA
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