Windows, Doors and Facades
The Windows, Doors and Façades group consists of manufacturers, suppliers and installation engineers for the windows, doors and façades market. The focus is mainly on suppliers and system builders
- The Windows, Doors and Façades group collects market statistics and market trends regarding the sector.
- They monitor and implement the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
- They monitor, in collaboration with the Smart Building group, the Smart Readiness Indicator (indicates the impact of the control systems on the energy indicator).
- They monitor the construction product regulation.
- They inform regarding the impact of environmental legislation at a product level such as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.
The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI): Is this new policy instrument ready for implementation in the member states? In October 2019 a stakeholder meeting took place to discuss the results of the second study of the European Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI). The studies serve to develop a European proposal for the technical design and implementation of the new policy instrument. The upcoming completion of the second study marks the start of a next phase in which member states must consider if and how they intend to introduce the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) into their regulations. This article provides an overview of what has happened so far and recommendations for the next steps.
Construction Products Regulation (CPR): EC publishes summary list of references of harmonised standards Since the titles and references of harmonised standards have been published in the Legislative series of the Official Journal of the EU, the list only includes the newest hENs.
EC evaluation of the Construction products regulation The European Commission has published the Staff working document in support of the Evaluation performed for the Construction Products Regulation in the framework of the REFIT programme.
Role of the industry in achieving the climate objectives The design of climate regulation might not always be easy to follow, as it covers multiple sectors and addresses industry through two different types of approaches; ETS and non-ETS. In this article we illustrate how the regulations take the industry into account.