2nd QUALICHeCK Conference | EPBD Review – Elements for better compliance and quality of works

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Brussels, 4 September 2015 | VEA Auditorium

The second QUALICHeCK Conference “EPBD Review – Elements for better compliance and quality of works” took place on 4 September 2015 at the VEA Auditorium in Brussels.

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive recast introduced in 2010 two important articles requiring Member States to implement independent control systems for the Energy Performance Certificates (article 18) and penalties in case of non-compliance (article 27). Although often overlooked, these aspects are essential to meet the overall goal of the EPBD, i.e., to generalise Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) in practice.

The Commission has launched a public consultation process which will run until 31 October 2015 for the evaluation and review of the present EPBD. The 2nd QUALICHeCK Conference provided a significant physical opportunity to share experience and discuss perspectives on the implementation of articles 18 and 27. The discussions expanded to the quality of the works which is another essential element to meet NZEB standards, although not addressed in the present EPBD.

The conference addressed the following aspects, among others:

  • The status on the ground regarding compliance and quality of the works, as emerged from field studies conducted within QUALICHeCK and discussions at the CA EPBD.
  • Key features to consider underway the road to improved compliance and quality of the works.
  • Perspectives in the context of the review of the EPBD.

You may download the Conference presentations from the table below (Right click on the PDF links and Save As…).

SESSION FILE
1 Introduction and status on the ground regarding compliance
Chair: Eduardo Maldonado, coordinator Concerted Action EPBD 2005-2015
  Context of the Conference | Pau Garcia Audi, EASME PDF
  Compliance and monitoring of the independent control systems | Max Jamieson, ICF International PDF
  Concerted Action EPBD findings on compliance | Wina Roelens, VEA PDF
Overall findings on status on the ground | Jarek Kurnitski, TUT PDF
Observations on heat transmission coefficients compliance in Cyprus | Marina Kyprianou-Dracou, CyI PDF
  Measured versus calculated energy use in Sweden | Pär Johansson, Chalmers PDF
2 Status on the ground regarding quality of the works, and view of users regarding present situation
Chair: Peter Wouters, QUALICHeCK Coordinator, INIVE-BBRI
  Lessons learnt from QUALICHeCK Lund workshop on ventilation and airtightness | Remi Carrié, ICEE PDF
  Practical experiences with quality frameworks for post insulation of cavity walls | Arnold Janssens, UGent PDF
  Financial incentives for better quality of the works – Austrian example | Susanne Geissler, ÖGNB PDF
Voting plus interpretation | Arnold Janssens, UGent PDF
Round table discussion, focus on present status
  Frank Hovorka, Caisse des Dépôts / REHVA ▪ Eduardo Maldonado, Concerted Action EPBD ▪ Julien Dijol, Housing Europe ▪ Maarten De Groote, BPIE
3 The way forward: Key features for the road to better compliance and quality of the works
Chair: Jens Laustsen, coordinator Concerted Action EPBD 2015-2018
  Key features for successful frameworks for effective compliance | Susanne Geissler, ÖGNB PDF
  Application to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) compliance – specific features | François Durier, CETIAT PDF
  Application to quality of the works – specific features | Hans Erhorn, Fraunhofer IBP PDF
  Interesting approaches – view from investment / banking / insurance | Frank Hovorka, Caisse des Dépôts / REHVA PDF
  Interesting approaches – experiences with renewables | Maarten De Groote, BPIE PDF
Voting plus interpretation | Arnold Janssens, UGent PDF
4 Policy: Status and future
Chair: Jan Coumans, chair FIEC TC1 / president UBatc
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast and future | Laurent Deleersnyder, DG ENER PDF
Round table discussion, focus on future challenges
Fintan Smyth, EURIMA ▪ Dan Napar, eu.bac / SIEMENS Building Technology ▪ Ann Van Eycken, ES-SO ▪ Jan Coumans, chair FIEC TC1 / president UBatc ▪ Jens Laustsen, coordinator Concerted Action EPBD 2015-2018
Flemish energy policy | Luc Peeters, VEA
Conclusions

You may also download the conference flyer including final programme.

 

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