On June 27th and 28th the consortium of QualDeEPC had its sixth partner meeting and after two and a half years this was the second meeting in person. Hosted by the Latvian partner Ekodoma in Riga, the two days were led by project coordinator Wuppertal Institute. The main purpose of the meeting was to update
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Data on energy performance of buildings are precious for accelerating the EU renovation wave. Considered as a first tool to trigger action, Energy Performance Certification has gained a lot of attention lately, with projects working on making their assessment and use more efficient, developing their data accessibility with intelligence, and exploring convergence among the
In May/June 2022, the consortium partners from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Spain and Sweden each host the third round of national workshops with the National Expert Foras (NEF). The aim of this round of workshops is to gain feedback from experienced practitioners on the elaborated concepts of enhanced EPC schemes. A variety of
On February 3rd, 2022, the QualDeEPC project organised a roundtable with key European associations working in the field of Energy Performance of Buildings and Energy Certification. The participants could benefit from an exclusive first presentation of the QualDeEPC draft policy recommendations, which take into consideration the recent recast of the EPBD published by the European
On November 4th and 12th the consortium of QualDeEPC had its fifth online partner meeting. The two sessions were led by project coordinator Wuppertal Institute. The main purpose of the meeting was to update all partners on the progress of work in the running and newly commenced work packages, to discuss and resolve issues and
QualDeEPC has completed two thirds of its duration. Time to take a brief look at the (interim) results and activities of the second project year: In the kick-off meeting in Brussels in October 2019, the QualDeEPC consortium representing ten institutions from eight countries set the path of QualDeEPC as a project. The key result
As a side event prior to the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), REHVA, BPIE, FEDARENE and Sympraxis, hosted by the BuildUp Portal, brought up the members of the Next Gen EPCerts H 2020 cluster of projects on 14 October 2021. In a lively and informative moderated panel discussion between the representatives of the projects with
At the end of September 2021, the Sustainable Places Hybrid Conference, hosted in Rome, took place. In the Hybrid Workshop on 29 September 2021, the members of the Next Gen EPCerts H2020 cluster joined forces with the SmartBuilt4EU team to support the European Commission and Member States in the upcoming national SRI tests and
The White Paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification and use finalises the policy proposals and concepts on the priorities for enhanced EPC schemes identified in the Development Strategy Plan (Kostova et al. 2020). It advances the Green Paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification and use (Veselá et al. 2020) by taking
Energy performance certificates for buildings have been used in the EU for about 10 years. However, the implementation in the Member States is quite different. As the importance of building performance increases with the European Green Deal and the Renovation Wave Strategy, it is time to strive for a more sophisticated and convergent approach to