Although experience has shown that Nearly Zero Energy Buildings can be realised in practice, many challenges lie ahead of driving the market in this direction. A specific challenge concerns the actual compliance of buildings with the applicable regulations, while another one lies in upgrading the quality of the works to meet NZEB standards.
Post date: 18 Jun 2015
Post date: 15 Jun 2015
Effective implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in practice implies, among other things, high quality construction works such that a completed building’s energy performance is as planned. It also requires national frameworks which monitor and enforce compliance with energy regulations. This article provides an overview of quality and compliance issues relevant to the EPBD, as well as interesting highlights from the Member States’ experience.
Post date: 12 Jun 2015
This report analyses the plans and inventories that Member States notified to the Commission in order to comply with Article 5 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), which requires Member States (MS) to annually renovate 3% of the floor area of their central government buildings. More specifically, article 5 of EED requires MS to either:
Post date: 26 May 2015
Post date: 7 Jan 2015
The 1st international conference of the IEE co-funded project QUALICHeCK took place in Brussels on 30 September 2014. The conference represented a major physical opportunity to expand dialogue on compliance and quality issues for energy efficiency in buildings. The conference covered among others:
Post date: 3 Nov 2014
Post date: 21 Aug 2014
The challenges to implement Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) and achieving minimum shares of Renewable Energy are tremendous. There are various indications raising concerns regarding the reliability of Energy Performance Certificate declarations and the quality of the works. Achieving a significant improvement requires strong commitment from authorities and other major players, as well as sufficiently broad societal support.
QUALICHeCK responds to these challenges by:
Post date: 13 Jun 2014
QUALICHeCK, a new EU IEE co-funded project under the 2013 call for proposals, started on 1 March 2014, announces the launch of its website. QUALICHeCK aims at determining best cases and tackling bottlenecks to increase the reliability of Energy Performance Certification input data, to influence quality of construction and to support compliance with building Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy regulations, in the transition phase towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.
Post date: 13 Jun 2014
This report is the result of the work performed in this field under the Concerted Action EPBD in 2011-2012 and describes the state of the art, main accomplishments and barriers across Europe as concerns compliance checking, quality control, enforcement strategies and sanctions for Energy Performance requirements, Energy Performance Certificates and Inspection reports.
Post date: 25 Oct 2013