FACT SHEET #21 | Quality framework for reliable fan pressurisation tests

Airtightness performance of the building has a significant weight in the Belgian EPB-calculation and the number of pressurisation tests in new buildings is strongly increasing. To face the potential lack of tester’s skills and to ensure a reliable value, a … 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 #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 #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 #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

FACT SHEET #09 | AMA – General material and workmanship specifications

AMA (General material and workmanship specifications) has been used in Sweden for more than sixty years. The different parts of AMA are used as reference documents in technical specifications. Between 90 and 95% of all building projects in Sweden refer … Continue reading

FACT SHEET #08 | Quality control of Stuttgart’s retrofit standard realised by the city’s energy consultancy office

The City of STUTTGART’s RETROFIT STANDARD comprises various steps to achieve the energy-efficient retrofit of both residential and non-residential buildings. This includes the construction supervision, for which the City’s Energy Consultancy Office (EBZ) provides qualified experts. In this process, mainly … Continue reading