WEBINAR #11 | Status on the ground: Prevention of summer overheating — methods and results

2 December 2016 This QUALICHeCK webinar focused on summer thermal comfort by discussing available national requirements, related assessment methods, as well as results from field studies. Overheating prevention is addressed by EPBD Annex I which states that the energy performance … Continue reading

WEBINAR #10 | Ventilative cooling potential and compliance — Status and perspectives in Spain and Germany

1 December 2016 Ventilative cooling—i.e., the use of natural or mechanical ventilation strategies to cool indoor spaces—can be very effective to reduce the cooling energy demand in buildings, under summer or mid-season conditions. This webinar is part of a broader … 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

WEBINAR #06 | Product databases and compliance of input data for the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of buildings

28 June 2016 Product databases provide validated information about the characteristics of construction products and building systems. They can be used to determine input data for the energy performance rating of buildings on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), provided that … 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

WEBINAR #04 | Thermal Bridges — input data, calculation and verification methods

15 June 2016 Objective of the webinar: To present good examples of how to deal with thermal bridges in relation to energy calculations and investigation of the real performance, and to provide a platform for discussion. Content of the webinar: Presentations ranging … Continue reading

QUALICHeCK International Workshop on summer comfort technologies in buildings, 9-10 March 2016, Athens, Greece

QUALICHeCK Workshop Athens March 2016

Voluntary and regulatory frameworks to improve quality and compliance of solar control, cool roofs and ventilative cooling The 2nd QUALICHeCK Workshop took place in Athens, Greece, on 9-10 March 2016, and focused on sustainable summer comfort technologies. Within the context … Continue reading