FACT SHEET #44 | The quality assurance system of the German reconstruction loan corporation (KfW) in the field of energy-efficient construction and retrofitting (residential buildings)

In the scope of the KfW funding programmes “Energy-Efficient Construction and Refurbishment”, loans and subsidies from federal funds are granted. Under this scheme, eligibility for funding implies stricter energy requirements on new constructions and on buildings subject to refurbishment than … Continue reading

QUALICHeCK International Workshop | Renewable heating and cooling systems for buildings, 17 January 2017, Lyon, France

International workshop on securing the compliance of product data and the quality of installed systems, to reach high levels of energy performance Objective The objective of this workshop was to discuss and identify ways to better secure the compliance of … Continue reading

QUALICHeCK International Workshop | Performance of thermal insulation in low energy buildings and advanced building renovation projects, 15 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Securing the compliance of product data and the quality of installed systems to reach high levels of energy performance Description The objective of this workshop was to discuss and identify ways to improve the quality of installed insulation systems as … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #30 | Critical situations on the construction site and ideas for quality assurance procedures: The German perspective

The outcomes of the EU IEE project QUALICHeCK with a focus on improved quality on the construction site were mirrored in a dedicated workshop with 15 research experts in the field of energy efficient new buildings, renovations and energy efficient … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #29 | WE-Qualify project: Improving the Cypriot workforce skills

The Cypriot project ‘We Qualify’ has as its main objective to help the construction sector of Cyprus to overcome the barrier of lack of skills in its workforce and especially the lack of qualified personnel for the construction of energy … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #28 | Voluntary Green Building assessment paves the way for better as-built quality

The work on the Austrian voluntary green building assessment scheme called TQB (Total Quality Building) started at the end of the 1990ies, responding to a serious problem: Quite often, building designs optimised in terms of sustainability including energy efficiency and … Continue reading

WEBINAR #09 | Cool Roofs in the context of compliance and quality

Wednesday 28 September 2016 Increased urban temperatures have an important impact on the energy consumption of buildings mainly during the summer period. The urban heat island is the most documented phenomenon of climatic change. The heat island is related to … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #22 | Scheme of vocational qualifications in Cyprus “I have the qualifications. I certify!”

The main objective of the Cypriot scheme of vocational qualifications “I have the qualifications. I certify!” is to develop human resources through the knowledge and skills of the individual and to certify professional qualifications. This also applies to the building … Continue reading

WEBINAR #05 | Solar Control in the context of quality and compliance

23 June 2016 Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) depend significantly on the behaviour of glazing, which in turn is determined using a well defined set of data characterising the thermal performance of its transparent elements (glass and frame) and of the … Continue reading