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

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

FACT SHEET #45 | The Effinergie approach to ease transitions to new regulatory requirements

Since 2006, the Effinergie certification has been a major market driver in France for energy efficiency initiatives in all building types, new and renovated. It has been a laboratory for the 2012 energy regulation in France, for instance, for the … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #44 | The quality assurance system of the German reconstruction loan corporation (KfW) in the field of energy-efficient construction and retrofitting (residential buildings)

In the scope of the KfW funding programmes “Energy-Efficient Construction and Refurbishment”, loans and subsidies from federal funds are granted. Under this scheme, eligibility for funding implies stricter energy requirements on new constructions and on buildings subject to refurbishment than … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #43 | baubook – easily accessible product information for EPC calculation provided by the Austrian database

Providing the necessary product data for calculating Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) is one of the main purposes of the Austrian baubook database. In addition, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data and other information about building products are included into the database … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #42 | Selecting EPC input data for HVAC systems: a series of French guidance sheets

Because of the relative complexity of the French method for calculating the energy performance of new buildings, the selection of input data for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems can be a challenge without any guidance. In this context, Uniclima … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #41 | In view of revised EU-directives: dealing with renewable energy systems in the EPC of energy efficient buildings

Proposals for the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and Renewable Energy Directive demonstrate the crucial role of renewable energy systems in achieving a decarbonised economy. In view of new requirements for minimum levels of renewable energy use in buildings, … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #40 | Voluntary schemes as a pool of ideas for designing and improving EPC compliance frameworks: the BOILEFF quality assurance scheme

Checking Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and ensuring compliance is paramount for creating and maintaining trust in the EPC. The way of dealing with heating systems in the EPC and checking specific key parameters affects the energy performance indicators of buildings … Continue reading