FACT SHEET #19 | QUALICHECK Study Romania – Assessment of quality and compliance in the certification of energy performance of buildings

The QUALICHeCK study Romania investigated the quality and compliance of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) input data, based on analysis of EPC received in the central collection point and introduced in the structured database, as well as on the analysis of … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #18 | QUALICHECK Study Greece – Compliance with the reference values of the technical directives: on-site measurements of ventilation, temperature and relative humidity and comparison with the reference values of the national technical guides

Within the Greek framework for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) the methodology is based on a calculation tool with specifications according to the directives of the Technical Chamber of Greece and to the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (K.En.A.K.). The Ministry … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #17 | QUALICHECK Study Greece – Compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs): comparison of the implemented U-values as reported in the EPC with the design U-values for door/window frames and external insulation

Within the Greek framework for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) the methodology is based on a calculation tool with specifications according to the directives of the Technical Chamber of Greece and to the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (K.En.A.K.). The procedure … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #16 | QUALICHECK Study France – compliance of regulatory and design studies on energy performance of new buildings

A regulatory calculation is mandatory in France in order to assess the energy performance of all new buildings. Although the comparison with a forecast calculation tool showed low differences, some improvements can be suggested. … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #15 | QUALICHECK Study Estonia – Summertime overheating prevention requirements and compliance assessment

To avoid overheating in new buildings, Estonia has introduced a room temperature simulation based procedure and requirements as part of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Although the methodology for compliance assessment was proven to be sound and robust, this relatively … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #14 | QUALICHECK Study Cyprus – Compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs): differences between calculated U-values in EPCs versus actual U-values

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in Cyprus are based on the calculated energy performance. The stated U-values in the EPCs, which are calculated before construction of a building, should be corrected after construction. There is no requirement to resubmit the EPC … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #13 | QUALICHeCK Study Belgium – Assessment of the Belgian quality control framework for installation of thermal insulation in existing cavity walls

Since 2012, a quality control system is in operation in Belgium to provide confidence in the quality of the works of cavity wall insulation in existing cavity walls. When the works are in line with the quality control framework, the … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #12 | QUALICHeCK Study Austria – Assessment of EPC input data based on recalculation and on-site validation

The QUALICHeCK study Austria investigated the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scheme applied for the allocation of energy efficiency subsidies in the region of Salzburg. The scheme is based on the rules and procedures of the building legislation but requires more … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #11 | The Swedish Sveby scheme – standardise and verify the energy performance of buildings

The calculation and verification of the energy performance of buildings is a cumbersome process. The Swedish scheme Sveby aims to clarify and ensure the quality of the entire building process from early stage design requirements to verified results. One objective … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #10 | The Swedish Lågan programme for buildings with low energy use

The Lågan programme (financed by the Swedish Energy Agency) reports about low energy buildings in Sweden. By providing grants for demonstration projects and regional/local cooperation initiatives, the Lågan programme aims to increase the number of low energy buildings in Sweden. … Continue reading