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 #56 | Certification of experts for the issuance of EPCs in Sweden

Certification of energy experts who issue the building energy performance certificates (EPCs) is a way to ensure a high quality of EPCs. In the following, a description of the role and certification of energy experts in Sweden is provided. … 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 #53 | European solar-shading database, ES-SDA

Since end of 2016, the European Solar-Shading Organization (ES-SO vzw) is operating the European Solar Shading Products Properties Database, ES-SDA. Its aim is to provide a reference list of independently verified and validated solar shading materials and product data, to … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #50 | European certification of HVAC products can provide EPC input data

Systems providing space heating, ventilation, space cooling and/or domestic hot water (HVAC) to residential or commercial buildings are playing a major role in the building energy performance. Eurovent Certita Certification manages a voluntary certification of the performance of heating, ventilation … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #49 | Easy access, compliance of EPC input data and quality assurance of EPCs

This factsheet describes the situation in Greece regarding the EPC establishment procedure and the input data of the EPC calculation tool. It investigates issues of attention regarding compliance with the legislative procedures and existing legal framework. Moreover the Quality Assurance … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #46 | Default values in energy performance of buildings standards

The set of European standards supporting the implementation of the 2010 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive should be publicly available in 2017. It includes informative default values in annexes, with the dual purpose to make the standards “ready-to-use” and to … Continue reading

WEBINAR #14 | Renewable energy systems for buildings and EPC compliance

Wednesday 25 January 2017 In view of the challenge to achieve Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings, building services systems increasingly rely on renewable energy sources: solar thermal, heat pumps, geothermal, biomass, photovoltaics. This webinar deals with handling renewable energy systems in the … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #43 | baubook – easily accessible product information for EPC calculation provided by the Austrian database

Providing the necessary product data for calculating Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) is one of the main purposes of the Austrian baubook database. In addition, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data and other information about building products are included into the database … Continue reading