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    Project Name TABULA - Typology Approach for Building Stock Energy Assessment
    Implementation period: 1.05.2009 - 30.04.2012
    Project Coordinator:

    IWU - Institut Wohnen und Umwelt - Germany

    Partners:
    1. ADEME - Agence de l'Environment e de la Maîtrise de l'Energie - France
    2. AEA - Austrian Energy Agency – Austria
    3. BCEI ZRMK - Building and Civil Engineering Institute - Slovenia
    4. Energy Action - Energy Action Limited - Ireland
    5. NAPE – National Energy Conservation Agency - Poland
    6. NOA - National Observatory of Athens – Greece
    7. POLITO - Politecnico di Torino - Italy
    8. SBi - Danish Building Research Institute - Denmark
    9. SOFENA - Sofia Energy Agency - Bulgaria
    10. STU-K - Structural Design – Czech Republic
    11. VITO - Flemish Institute of Technological Research - Belgium
    Website: http://episcope.eu/index.php?id=97
    Objective:

    TABULA aimed to create a harmonised structure for European building typologies. Residential buildings were the focus, but activities extended beyond them.

    Each national typology was a set of model residential buildings with characteristic energy related properties. Each of these represent a certain construction period in the country and a specific building size. Furthermore, the number of buildings and apartments which they represent, and the overall floor areas, were identified. The development and utilisation of a webtool, serving as a data source for scenario analyses, was the other key outcome.

    The action addressed experts working on scenario analyses, as well as policy makers, at regional, national or EU level. Energy consultants can also use the typologies for initial advice.
    Efforts are made to expand the typology structure to countries not involved in the project, with the webtool being open for addition of further national typologies by relevant experts.

    Results:
    • Structure of Building / System Typology

    A common structure for building typologies developed on the basis of already existing national typologies of residential buildings and heat supply systems. The structure considers the different national construction types.

    • Building Typology data
      • typical values for: thermal envelope areas, U-values and g-values
      • performance of supply systems
      • frequencies of building and system types in the national stock
      • energy saving measures on two levels: “typical” and “advanced”
    • Brochures
    • Building Typology Webtool