On March 30th, the U-CERT team invited six guest representatives of the Next Generation EPCertficates cluster of seven H2020 projects to summarise their early results and findings on how different stakeholders relate to energy performance certificates and how they would envision them evolving. The event was visited by more than 80 participants who joined the
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According to the new Buildings Energy Act in Germany, EPCs of existing buildings may include brief technical recommendations for renovations. With a view to the climate-neutral building stock by 2050, the QualDeEPC project partners are developing the requirements and working aids for the next generation of energy performance assessment. These innovations also include proposals for
On 25 January 2021, the QualDeEPC project held its EU-level expert workshop: Next generation Energy Performance Certificates and Deep Renovation to discuss with important EU stakeholders the proposals developed in the Green paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification, and use. Focusing on the link between EPCs and the EU renovation wave, participants could
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE BUILDING SECTOR Considering that 40% of the European Union’s energy consumption can be traced back to its buildings, it is essential to improve their energy efficiency to achieve the EU’s energy efficiency targets. Both the rate of energy renovation and its depth, i.e., the amount of energy savings during a renovation,
In session three of the 4th Concerted Action for the Energy Performance of Buildings (CA-EPBD) plenary meeting, three Horizon 2020 projects dealing with next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification presented their approaches and strategies. As co-ordinator of QualDeEPC, Dr. Stefan Thomas from the Wuppertal Institute was invited to present the project to the official
The national partner Escan from Spain participated in the annual national congress of Nearly Zero Energy Building (EECN) in Madrid to disseminate and further discuss QualDeEPC outputs with the expert audience. The EECN is the main professional meeting forum in which to address the current state of high efficiency buildings and the implications they represent
The EU Renovation Wave aims to double the EU's annual energy renovation rate by 2030 to reduce emissions, boost economic recovery and reduce energy poverty. The iBRoad project has provided and tested Building Renovation Passports and Building Logbooks for a deep renovation of buildings. The project’s final conference on November 24th was a public event,
The QualDeEPC project aims to improve the practical implementation of the assessment, issuance, design, and use of EPCs as well as their renovation recommendations, in the examined countries Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Latvia, Hungary, Spain and Sweden and beyond. With the new deliverable D3.1 Green paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification, and use QualDeEPC
The new Buildings Energy Act (GEG) comes into force 1st November 2020. The law will replace the three previous acts, Energy Saving Act (EnEG), Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) and Renewable-Energies-Heat Act (EEWärmeG) to harmonise and update the legislation concerning energy in buildings in Germany. The new GEG contains requirements for the energy performance of buildings,
Learn more about the partner in our 3-minute Q&A with... Ph.D. Tamás Csoknyai, Head of Department Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Building Services and Process Engineering What is the role of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics as a project partner of QualDeEPC? Our department has been involved in the