FACT SHEET #52 | QualiShell: Romanian qualification schemes for installers of opaque building elements and/or window systems

The Romanian project ‘BUILD UP Skills QualiShell’ has as its main objectives to substantiate, develop and promote two national qualification schemes for the most relevant professions within the Roadmap to 2020 for the construction of energy efficient buildings [1], i.e. … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #51 | Increasing the expertise of building professionals for a better quality of construction: the French programme PACTE

The quality of construction in France can still be improved, especially for high energy efficiency buildings. National programmes have been implemented. The national programme PACTE aims at increasing the expertise of building professionals through a series of dedicated actions. This … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #50 | European certification of HVAC products can provide EPC input data

Systems providing space heating, ventilation, space cooling and/or domestic hot water (HVAC) to residential or commercial buildings are playing a major role in the building energy performance. Eurovent Certita Certification manages a voluntary certification of the performance of heating, ventilation … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #49 | Easy access, compliance of EPC input data and quality assurance of EPCs

This factsheet describes the situation in Greece regarding the EPC establishment procedure and the input data of the EPC calculation tool. It investigates issues of attention regarding compliance with the legislative procedures and existing legal framework. Moreover the Quality Assurance … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #48 | Belgium/Flemish Region control and penalty scheme of the energy performance legislation: checking procedure and fines

Former studies showed that that the legislation is not respected if it is not combined with an operational control scheme. That is why in Belgium, a checking procedure, including on-site control, was implemented with the introduction of the Energy Performance … Continue reading

New Study Report | Belgium – Assessment of quality control framework for cavity wall insulation (New field study/2016)

Since 2012, a quality control system is in operation in Belgium to provide confidence in the quality of the works of cavity wall insulation in existing cavity walls. The system is managed by a quality control and certification organisation which … Continue reading

New Study Report | Belgium – Compliance of EPC input data for window thermal performance in new buildings (New field study/2016)

Objective of this study is to provide a better understanding of the compliance of input data related to window thermal performance in EPB declarations for new buildings in the Belgian region of Flanders, and to derive recommendations to improve the … Continue reading

New Study Report | Austria – Assessment of EPC input data based on recalculation and on-site validation (New field study/2016)

In the federal province of Salzburg, the EPC is necessary in order to receive an energy-related subsidy, and the process follows a two-step procedure: to receive a construction permission, the planning EPC has to be issued and accepted by the … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #46 | Default values in energy performance of buildings standards

The set of European standards supporting the implementation of the 2010 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive should be publicly available in 2017. It includes informative default values in annexes, with the dual purpose to make the standards “ready-to-use” and to … Continue reading