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EU SAVE project. Labelling and other measures for reducing the
energy use and carbon emissions of heating systems in dwellings
This project aims to improve knowledge and understanding of the
stock of heating systems in EU member states, their energy critical
components (e.g. boilers), and markets. The scope for developing
labels and other activities to promote more efficient domestic heating
systems in the EU is explored.. A model has been developed describing
the number of heating systems of each type, in each EU country,
in 1995 and 2005. This was used to generate 'business as usual'
and 'efficiency' scenarios of energy and carbon emissions to 2020.
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The following are described in the final report, with further detail
given in the appendices.
- EU(15) energy consumption of heating systems
- Characterisation of heating systems and their markets (detail
- Standards governing design and installation (detail in Appendix
- Technical improvements and technological change (detail in Appendix
- Heating system stock model (detail in Appendix
- Scenario analysis
- Seasonal efficiencies of heating systems
- Electrical consumption of gas and oil central heating (detail
- Market barriers and opportunities (detail in Appendix
- Stakeholder impact analysis (detail in Appendix
- Definition of possible labels (detail in Appendix
- Conclusions and recommendations
This work, which was funded by the EU SAVE programme, was carried
out by 8 organisations in 7 countries, led by BRE, with contributions
from others, including market research, and industry associations.