FACT SHEET #29 | WE-Qualify project: Improving the Cypriot workforce skills

The Cypriot project ‘We Qualify’ has as its main objective to help the construction sector of Cyprus to overcome the barrier of lack of skills in its workforce and especially the lack of qualified personnel for the construction of energy … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #28 | Voluntary Green Building assessment paves the way for better as-built quality

The work on the Austrian voluntary green building assessment scheme called TQB (Total Quality Building) started at the end of the 1990ies, responding to a serious problem: Quite often, building designs optimised in terms of sustainability including energy efficiency and … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #27 | The Austrian building certification system IBO OEKOPASS

The IBO OEKOPASS is an Austrian building certification system specially developed for new residential complexes (multi-unit residential buildings). It aims at voluntarily showing proof of building quality on the basis of building energy efficiency, ecology and indoor comfort principles as … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #26 | BuildE — A method for quality assurance of energy efficient buildings

BuildE – Method for Quality Assurance of Energy Efficient Buildings is a general method for the quality assurance of the requirements regarding functionality, planning and production of energy efficient buildings. The method is based on quality assurance in each step … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #25 | Compliant EPC input data for window thermal performance: Status for new buildings in Flanders, Belgium

This study gives an overview of the different compliant calculation methods for window thermal performance in the Flemish regulation on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings (EPB). The study investigates to what extent input data for window thermal performance … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #24 | EPC database and control system for compliant EPC input data in Sweden

The Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) database is a precondition for the implementation of an effective control system which is needed to ensure and enforce EPC compliance. This fact sheet describes the data entered in the Swedish EPC database, the automatic … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #23 | Procedures for determining input data for the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of existing residential buildings in Belgium

The Energy Performance Certification system of existing residential buildings in Belgium includes clear procedures describing how the experts can determine the necessary input data. In general, these input data are directly observed in the building. For some data, this observation … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #22 | Scheme of vocational qualifications in Cyprus “I have the qualifications. I certify!”

The main objective of the Cypriot scheme of vocational qualifications “I have the qualifications. I certify!” is to develop human resources through the knowledge and skills of the individual and to certify professional qualifications. This also applies to the building … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #21 | Quality framework for reliable fan pressurisation tests

Airtightness performance of the building has a significant weight in the Belgian EPB-calculation and the number of pressurisation tests in new buildings is strongly increasing. To face the potential lack of tester’s skills and to ensure a reliable value, a … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #20 | QUALICHECK Study Sweden – Compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs): differences between measured and calculated energy use in EPCs versus building permits

The Swedish scheme of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) is based on the measured energy performance. The energy use should be corrected for non-normal use during a reference year. There is no defined methodology to take non-normal use of domestic hot … Continue reading