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
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
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
The 3rd QUALICHeCK Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 10 May 2016. The conference covered, among others: Lessons learned from new QUALICHeCK studies regarding quality of the works and compliant data for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) Guidelines for robust … Continue reading
Although significant efforts have been undertaken in Member States since about 10-15 years to drastically reduce the energy use in the building sector, improving the compliance of building energy performance assessments and the quality of building works are two aspects … Continue reading
Update: the final version of the source book is now available. New buildings, as well as the renovated building stock, should aim not just for good energy performance but also for good quality of the works, as this is a prerequisite … Continue reading
Documented examples of existing situations regarding quality of works The trend towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) implies the correct execution of classical building works on the one hand, and the proper use of specific workforce skills for implementing advanced technologies on … Continue reading
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
Several new Fact Sheets have been made available in the QUALICHeCK website. As the number of Fact Sheets grows, finding the one covering the topics of your interest may not be so evident. For this reason, you can now browse Fact Sheets by topic, i.e. Aspects (such as Quality of the Works) and Focus Technologies (such as Transmission Characteristics), as well as combinations thereof.
On the top menu, click on Results » Fact Sheets » Fact Sheets by Topic and select the relevant topic in the table.
Update: the final version of this source book is now available. Practical experience shows that it is challenging to implement a robust compliance and enforcement framework for energy performance certificates (EPCs) for buildings. The source book on EPC compliance aims … Continue reading