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 #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 #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 #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 #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