REPORT | Source book for improved compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of buildings — Draft

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

REPORT | Compliant and Easily Accessible EPC Input Data (final)

How to get compliant and accessible data for the energy rating calculation of a building The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of a building will only be able to serve its purpose if it is considered trustworthy while minimising the risk of non‐compliance of the actual … Continue reading

WEBINAR #03 | Building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works

12 January 2016 Building airtightness is a critical factor for Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings and represents a key challenge for the building sector. The objective of this webinar was to give background information on selected initiatives to improve the quality of … Continue reading

WEBINAR #02 | Ventilative Cooling potential and compliance in Energy Performance regulations — Status and perspectives in Belgium, Estonia, Greece

17 December 2015 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 in summer or mid-season conditions. This webinar is part of a broader … Continue reading

2nd QUALICHeCK Conference | EPBD Review – Elements for better compliance and quality of works

Brussels, 4 September 2015 | VEA Auditorium The second QUALICHeCK Conference “EPBD Review – Elements for better compliance and quality of works” took place on 4 September 2015 at the VEA Auditorium in Brussels. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive recast introduced … Continue reading

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