QUALICHeCK International Workshop | Performance of thermal insulation in low energy buildings and advanced building renovation projects, 15 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Securing the compliance of product data and the quality of installed systems to reach high levels of energy performance Description The objective of this workshop was to discuss and identify ways to improve the quality of installed insulation systems as … Continue reading

WEBINAR #12 | A guide for policy makers to develop better frameworks for EPC compliance and enforcement

13 December 2016 Checking and enforcing building compliance with the requirements set by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is essential in order to achieve the EU-wide agreed energy efficiency and CO2-reduction targets by 2020 and beyond. This QUALICHeCK … Continue reading

WEBINAR #11 | Status on the ground: Prevention of summer overheating — methods and results

2 December 2016 This QUALICHeCK webinar focused on summer thermal comfort by discussing available national requirements, related assessment methods, as well as results from field studies. Overheating prevention is addressed by EPBD Annex I which states that the energy performance … Continue reading

WEBINAR #10 | Ventilative cooling potential and compliance — Status and perspectives in Spain and Germany

1 December 2016 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, under summer or mid-season conditions. This webinar is part of a broader … Continue reading

WEBINAR #09 | Cool Roofs in the context of compliance and quality

Wednesday 28 September 2016 Increased urban temperatures have an important impact on the energy consumption of buildings mainly during the summer period. The urban heat island is the most documented phenomenon of climatic change. The heat island is related to … Continue reading

WEBINAR #06 | Product databases and compliance of input data for the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of buildings

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

WEBINAR #05 | Solar Control in the context of quality and compliance

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