WEBINAR #01 | Compliant Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates and better quality of the works — ground status, initiatives and perspectives

27 April 2015 The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive recast gives ambitious goals for the building sector to reduce energy use as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It requires member states to engage in the generalisation of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings … Continue reading

16-17 March 2015, Workshop in Lund, Sweden — Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance of Ventilation and Airtightness

QUALICHeCK Lund Workshop

Although ventilation and airtightness are covered in most countries by various regulations focused on energy performance and/or indoor air quality, the effectiveness of these regulations is often called into question. A number of studies have shown significant deviations between assumed … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #03 | French voluntary scheme for harmonised publication of ventilation product data

Fact sheet #03 describes a voluntary scheme defining the data to be announced in the product documentation. The scheme has been launched in 2012 by Uniclima, the French association of ventilation product manufacturers. It ensures that product characteristics are provided … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #02 | The German contractor’s declaration: supporting compliance with minimum energy performance requirements

Fact sheet #02 describes a new obligatory scheme introduced in Germany, which requires contractors to confirm in writing that the specific minimum energy performance requirements for building envelope components, space heating and hot water generation and distribution systems and newly … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #01 | Building regulations can foster quality management — the French example on building airtightness

QUALICHeCK Fact sheet #01: Building regulations can foster quality management — the French example on building airtightness

Fact sheet #01 describes how a quality management scheme has been introduced in the French energy regulation to encourage professionals to question their current practice and find effective solutions to improve building airtightness. The scheme allows successful applicants (mostly builders … Continue reading