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
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On April 27th, the consortium of QualDeEPC had its fourth online partner meeting. The morning and afternoon 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
In October 2020, as part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission published its “Renovation Wave Strategy”, which aims at, at least, doubling the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030 and fostering deep renovations. This strategy includes a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – EPBD. Public consultation on this
Representatives of the 7 sister projects focusing on Energy Performance Certificates agreed to join forces going further together. The upgrade of Energy Performance Certificates are one of the key target of the revision the EPBD. In this perspective, the QualDeEPC project and its sister project: U-CERT, X-tendo, ePANACEA, E-DYCE, D^2EPC, and EPC RECAST met in
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
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