FACT SHEET #57 | The list of energy-efficiency experts for German federal funding programmes

Previous studies have shown partly substantial variations in quality to occur in both energy consulting and in services relating to energy-efficient construction and refurbishment in the scope of the federal funding programmes. In 2011, the German Federal Ministry for Economic … 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

QUALICHeCK International Workshop | Renewable heating and cooling systems for buildings, 17 January 2017, Lyon, France

International workshop on securing the compliance of product data and the quality of installed systems, to reach high levels of energy performance Objective The objective of this workshop was to discuss and identify ways to better secure the compliance of … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #30 | Critical situations on the construction site and ideas for quality assurance procedures: The German perspective

The outcomes of the EU IEE project QUALICHeCK with a focus on improved quality on the construction site were mirrored in a dedicated workshop with 15 research experts in the field of energy efficient new buildings, renovations and energy efficient … Continue reading

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 #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

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