FACT SHEET #35 | QUALICHECK Study Spain – Different data/tools for getting EPCs

The Spanish scheme of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) is based on the asset energy performance. The calculations can be carried out by at least three methods, one detailed and two simplified. Different set of default data can be used, for … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #32 | Requirements and compliance related to thermal bridges

Thermal bridges calculation rules are addressed in the building codes of all studied countries. Main approach seems to be some kind of simplified system where calculations of thermal bridges is not required. In many cases tabulated or default values in … 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 #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

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

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