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Scope

Standardization in the field of building and civil engineering works

  • of thermal and hygrothermal performance of materials, products, components, elements and systems, including complete buildings, both new and existing, and their interaction with technical building systems;
  • of thermal insulation materials, products and systems for building and industrial application, including insulation of installed equipment in buildings;

covering and including:

  • test and calculation methods for heat and moisture transfer, temperature and moisture conditions;
  • test and calculation methods for energy use in buildings, including the industrial built environment;
  • test and calculation methods for heating and cooling loads in buildings;
  • test and calculation methods for daylighting, ventilation and air infiltration;
  • in-situ test methods for thermal, hygrothermal and energy performance of buildings and building components, input data for calculations, including climatic data;
  • specifications for thermal insulation materials, products and systems with related test methods and conformity criteria;
  • terminology; and
  • general review and coordination of work on thermal and hygrothermal performance within ISO.

Excluded:

  • building environment design (ISO/TC 205);
  • methods of testing and rating the performance of building environmental equipment for application in the design of new buildings and retrofits (ISO/ TC 205); and
  • design methods and criteria for daylighting, ventilation and air infiltration (ISO/TC 205)

Covering also:

Standardization of the holistic assessment of the energy performance of new and existing buildings as well as building retrofits, in close collaboration with ISO/TC 205 by means of the ISO/TC163/WG4 Joint working group TC 163 & TC 205 Energy performance using holistic approach, including:

  • terms and definitions;
  • system boundaries for buildings and technical systems;
  • assessment of the overall energy performance of buildings, taking into account
    • the energy performance of building elements;
    • building related systems (heating, cooling, domestic hot water, ventilation, lighting, system controls, transport, and other energy related systems);
    • indoor and outdoor conditions;
    • local energy production (on site and at district level);
    • (use of) energy sources (including renewable);
    • building commissioning;
    • assessment of overall energy efficiency; and
    • means of expressing the energy performance and energy performance certification of buildings.

Quick links

124

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 10 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 163

54

ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 8 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 163

28

Participating countries

29

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 163/SC 1 Test and measurement methods Sub committee
ISO/TC 163/SC 2 Calculation methods Sub committee
ISO/TC 163/SC 3 Thermal insulation products Sub committee
ISO/TC 163/WG 4 Joint ISO/TC 163 - ISO/TC 205 WG: Energy performance of buildings using holistic approach Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/TC 61/SC 10/WG 10 Joint TC 163/SC 3-TC 61/SC 10 WG : Plastic insulation
ISO/TC 205/JWG 11 Joint ISO/TC 205 - ISO/TC 163 WG: Moisture damage
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 163

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 163 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 61/SC 10 Cellular plastics ISO
ISO/TC 87 Cork ISO
ISO/TC 160 Glass in building ISO
ISO/TC 160/SC 2 Use considerations ISO
ISO/TC 162 Doors and windows ISO
ISO/TC 205 Building environment design ISO
ISO/TC 274 Light and lighting ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 163

ISO/TC 163 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
CIE International Commission on Illumination ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 17 Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 10 Cellular plastics ISO
ISO/TC 205 Building environment design ISO
ISO/TC 274 Light and lighting ISO
ISO/TC 301 Energy management and energy savings ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
CIE International Commission on Illumination A
ECOS (Europe) European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation A
EURIMA European Association of Insulation Manufacturers A
European Aluminium European Aluminium A
FESI European Federation of Associations of Insulation Contractors A
OIML International Organization of Legal Metrology A
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe A
Date Month Location TC/SC Note

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 163 - Secretariat

SIS Sweden
Swedish Standards Institute
P.O. Box 45443
SE-SE-104 31 Stockholm
Sweden

Tel: +46 8 55 55 20 00 / +46 8 555 520 00
Fax: +46 8 55 55 20 01 / +46 8 555 520 01

Secretariat direct:
Ms Kerstin Söderberg
Tel: +46855552016