FACT SHEET #59 | Quality of the works in a sample of buildings in Spain

In Spain there is a general regulation, which pays attention to the quality of the construction process, from the design to the end of the construction process when the building is handed over to the owner: it is the Law … Continue reading

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

FACT SHEET #57 | The list of energy-efficiency experts for German federal funding programmes

Previous studies have shown partly substantial variations in quality to occur in both energy consulting and in services relating to energy-efficient construction and refurbishment in the scope of the federal funding programmes. In 2011, the German Federal Ministry for Economic … 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 #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

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