QUALICHeCK in the Evaluation of building projects under the Intelligent Energy Europe II Programme

Commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME), the evaluation of the IEE II support for buildings-related projects examines the performance and impact of 63 IEE II projects advancing sustainable energy use in buildings in the period from 2007 to 2013.

The evaluation highlights overall interesting key findings and lessons that can be applied to future programmes and projects.

Among the 63 projects, QUALICHeCK was chosen to be included in the sample of 20 projects contributing further in the form of an interview “to balance the sample but also because the project is deemed to have a very high reach and therefore a large potential for impact”.

In particular and among others, it is mentioned that

  • “QUALICHeCK accurately pinpointed major concerns about the quality of Energy Performance Certificates and identified clear best practice frameworks to address these deficiencies. The outputs from QUALICHeCK continue to be discussed amongst public authorities.”
  • “QUALICHeCK identified issues, gaps in compliance and best practices related to improving the quality of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). It developed a strong evidence base in depicting the situation on the ground. Project outputs continue to be discussed amongst public authorities and key stakeholders, in terms of future policy recommendations. Moreover, project participants indicated that QUALICHeCK contributed to the 2017 revision of the EPBD.”, thereby “being one of the nine prominent examples of projects making clear contributions to buildings energy policy making at either EU, national or local level:”

The full evaluation and executive summary can be accessed here.

QUALICHeCK paper receives CESBP “Bauphysik” and Ernst & Sohn best paper award

We are proud to announce that QUALICHeCK partner Arnold Janssens from the University of Ghent won a best paper award from CESBP “Bauphysik” and Ernst & Sohn, for his work and presentation on the results of the QUALICHeCK data collection activity “Results of Belgian quality control framework for cavity wall insulation” at the Central European Symposium of Building Physics 2016 (BauSIM 2016) in Dresden in September 2016. As a result, the paper was also published in the Bauphysik journal December issue 2016.

Second REHVA journal with QUALICHeCK contributions

The latest REHVA Journal (Volume 53, Issue 4, August 2016) includes numerous articles contributed within the context of the QUALICHeCK project.

Article Authors
Non-compliant EPCs and building works should not jeopardise EPBD goals Peter Wouters
Maximizing building energy efficiency: Ensuring quality of works Hans Erhorn, Heike Erhorn-Kluttig, Susanne Geissler & Peter Wouters
Improving compliance of building energy performance certificates François Durier, Susanne Geissler & Peter Wouters
ES-SDA: validated shading data for new build and renovation Ann Van Eycken & Dave Bush
Cool Roofs in the European context Kostas Gobakis, Afroditi Synnefa, Heinz Meier, Russel Evans, Denia Kolokotsa & Mattheos Santamouris
QUALICHeCK Overview of EPC compliance and quality issues on the ground Jarek Kurnitski, Kalle Kuusk & Raimo Simson
QUALICHeCK International Workshop on summer comfort technologies in buildings: content and major outcomes François Rémi Carrié, Theoni Karlessi & Mat Santamouris
Announcement QUALICHeCK Brussels and Lyon workshops Sympraxis Team
A summary of QUALICHeCK Factsheets Sympraxis Team


The journal is available online.


REHVA journal with QUALICHeCK contributions

The latest REHVA Journal (Volume 52, issue 4, August 2015) focuses on Quality & Compliance and airconditioning systems, and includes numerous articles contributed within the context of the QUALICHeCK project by Peter Wouters (QUALICHeCK Coordinator, BBRI), François Durier (CETIAT), Heike Erhorn-Kluttig and Hans Erhorn (Fraunhofer IBP), Marina Kyprianou-Dracou (CyI), Valérie Leprince (PLEIAQ), Rémi François Carrié (ICEE), Sandrine Charrier (CEREMA), Clarisse Mees and Christophe Delmotte (BBRI), Johnny Andersson (Ramboll), Ann Van Eycken (ES-SO) and Sylvain Courtey (Eurovent Certification).

The journal is available online.