BS EN 15603:2008 Energy performance of buildings. Overall energy use and definition of energy ratings

BS EN 15603:2008

Energy performance of buildings. Overall energy use and definition of energy ratings

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : September 2008



BS EN 15603:2008 Energy performance of buildings. Overall energy use and definition of energy ratings

The purpose of the standard is to: 

a) collate results from other standards that calculate energy use for specific services within a building;
b) account for energy generated in the building, some of which may be exported for use elsewhere; 
c) present a summary of the overall energy use of the building in tabular form; 
d) provide energy ratings based on primary energy, carbon dioxide emission or other parameters defined by national energy policy; 
e) establish general principles for the calculation of primary energy factors and carbon emission coefficients. This standard defines the energy services to be taken into account for setting energy performance ratings for planned and existing buildings, and provides for this: 
f) method to compute the standard calculated energy rating, a standard energy use that does not depend on occupant behaviour, actual weather and other actual (environment or indoor) conditions; 
g) method to assess the measured energy rating, based on the delivered and exported energy; 
h) methodology to improve confidence in the building calculation model by comparison with actual energy use; 
i) method to assess the energy effectiveness of possible improvements. 

This European standard is applicable to a part of a building (e.g. flat), a whole building, or several buildings. It is up to national bodies to define under which conditions, for which purposes and for which types of buildings the various ratings apply. This standard handles the energy performance of a building as a whole.

The assessment of the energy performance of specific technical building systems is handled in the appropriate part of EN 15241, EN 15243 and EN 15316 series. 

Standard NumberBS EN 15603:2008
TitleEnergy performance of buildings. Overall energy use and definition of energy ratings
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 September 2008
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 13789:1999, EN 15232:2007, ISO 7345:1987, ISO 12569:2000, EN 15241, EN ISO 13790, EN 15217, EN 15316, EN ISO 7345:1995, EN ISO 13789, EN 15193, ISO 13790:2004, EN 15243, EN ISO 12569
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 6946, ISO 9869, EN 13187, EN 15232, EN 12412-2, prEN 15316-3-1, ISO 10077-2:2003, EN ISO 12567-1, prEN 15316-3-2, ISO 13600, EN 13790, EN 15242, prEN ISO 14683, EN 13829, ISO 10077-1:2006, EN ISO 10077-1, EN ISO 12567-2, ISO 10211:2007, prEN 15378:2006, EN ISO 10077-2, EN 673, EN 410, EN ISO 10211:2007, EN ISO 10211, EN ISO 12567, EN 15316-1:2017, ISO 6946:1996, EN 15603:2008, ISO 6781:1983
International RelationshipsEN 15603:2008
DescriptorsSpace-heating systems, Energy conservation, Heat engineering, Efficiency, Energy consumption, Buildings, Emission, Carbon dioxide, Performance, Ratings, Measurement, Temperature, Mathematical calculations
Title in FrenchPerformance énergétique des bâtiments. Consommation globale d'énergie et définition des évaluations énergétiques
Title in GermanEnergieeffizienz von Gebäuden. Gesamtenergieverbrauch und Festlegung der Energiekennwerte
ISBN978 0 580 59028 3
File Size1.065 MB

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