FACT SHEET #58 | Energy efficiency standards as drivers and barriers for innovation in the building sector

Compliance frameworks are important drivers for energy efficient buildings. However, sometimes they also pre-define solutions to a certain extent and therefore do not only steer but also hinder innovation in the built environment. This fact sheet compares five different energy … Continue reading

WEBINAR #16 | Overview of main QUALICHeCK results and insights

Tuesday 28 February 2017 This webinar presents an overview of the main results and insights contributed by the QUALICHeCK project, and ways that these can be used further to improve the quality and compliance of buildings, towards better energy performance. … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #55 | Belgian/Flemish evaluation scheme for ventilation systems

Since many years, several monitoring studies have shown that the quality and compliance of installed ventilation systems can be low. The recently developed Evaluation scheme in Belgium tries to tackle this problem, thanks to the mandatory Ventilation Performance Report of … Continue reading

WEBINAR #15 | A guide for policy makers for developing better frameworks for quality of the works

Thursday 23 February 2017 Quality of the works is essential in order to achieve actual energy savings and CO2 reductions in the building sector. The three contributions to the webinar present elements of the final version of the QUALICHeCK Source … Continue reading

QUALICHeCK Booklet #2: Compliance and quality of works for improved energy performance of buildings

QUALICHeCK project final publishable report The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive of 2002 and its recast in 2010 have been key elements urging member states to drastically reduce the energy use in buildings and pave the route towards Nearly-Zero Energy … Continue reading

Source Book for improved compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of buildings — Final

Practical  experience shows that it is challenging to implement a robust compliance and enforcement framework for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings. The source book on EPC compliance aims to provide guidelines and suggestions for achieving such a framework. This … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #54 | Ductwork airtightness in France: regulatory context, contol procedures, results

Ductwork airtightness is an input parameter in the French energy performance calculation method for new buildings (RT 2012) which influences the energy performance rating. If the ductwork airtightness class used in the calculation is better than the default value (2.5*class … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #48 | Belgium/Flemish Region control and penalty scheme of the energy performance legislation: checking procedure and fines

Former studies showed that that the legislation is not respected if it is not combined with an operational control scheme. That is why in Belgium, a checking procedure, including on-site control, was implemented with the introduction of the Energy Performance … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #45 | The Effinergie approach to ease transitions to new regulatory requirements

Since 2006, the Effinergie certification has been a major market driver in France for energy efficiency initiatives in all building types, new and renovated. It has been a laboratory for the 2012 energy regulation in France, for instance, for the … Continue reading