The current proposal for an energy label for windows

Brief Analysis of Pros and Cons

Published: 06/11/2015

In this brief study we have analysed several aspects of the proposed energy label for windows. In particular, we looked at the preparatory study’s Task 7 report and the two working documents by the European Commission, regulation on energy labelling of windows and the explanatory memorandum.

Main aspects to be addressed were the extent to which the current proposal meets the requirements usually attached to the implementation of an energy label, the energy balance calculations, and the proposal for ranking of windows that should avoid misguiding consumers.

Focussing our analysis strongly on heating energy related to vertical windows in residential buildings, we found that the current proposal will not significantly boost energy performance of windows and thus primary energy savings compared to a realistic Business-As-Usual scenario.

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