FACT SHEET #09 | AMA – General material and workmanship specifications

AMA (General material and workmanship specifications) has been used in Sweden for more than sixty years. The different parts of AMA are used as reference documents in technical specifications. Between 90 and 95% of all building projects in Sweden refer … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #08 | Quality control of Stuttgart’s retrofit standard realised by the city’s energy consultancy office

The City of STUTTGART’s RETROFIT STANDARD comprises various steps to achieve the energy-efficient retrofit of both residential and non-residential buildings. This includes the construction supervision, for which the City’s Energy Consultancy Office (EBZ) provides qualified experts. In this process, mainly … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #07 | Building airtightness in France — regulatory context, control procedures, results

Since 2006, there has been a significant reward in the French energy regulations for good airtightness, which has been combined with a minimum requirement for residential buildings in the 2012 version of the regulation. Airtightness test results show that the … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #06 | Regulatory compliance checks of residential ventilation systems in France

Regulatory compliance checks on samples of residential ventilation systems are operational in France. The analysis of their results shows a significant rate of non-compliance with the ventilation regulation (rate on the order of 50%). … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #05 | Voluntary scheme and database for compliant and easily accessible EPC product input data in Belgium

The “EPB product database” in Belgium is an effective scheme to improve the compliance and easy access to product characteristics used as input data for the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) calculation. The acceptance of this scheme by the market has … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #04 | European voluntary rating programme of cool roofing products

Cool roofing products are products applied to the roof of a building in order to keep roof surface cooler under the sun and thus minimize solar heat gain through the roof, especially in the hot season. These products both reflect … Continue reading

REPORT | Source book for improved compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of buildings — Draft

Update: the final version of this source book is now available. 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 … Continue reading

REPORT | Compliant and Easily Accessible EPC Input Data (final)

How to get compliant and accessible data for the energy rating calculation of a building The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of a building will only be able to serve its purpose if it is considered trustworthy while minimising the risk of non‐compliance of the actual … Continue reading