quality

The ingredients of good user experience of highly energy efficient buildings: a pinch of empowerment and a sprinkling of knowledge about the building’s features   Living or working in high energy-efficient buildings can be a great opportunity but users need to feel empowered. This means making them aware of the building features and allowing them to manage some of the appliances by themselves. In this way, disorientation or annoyance is avoided and people feel more in control.  
Post date: 15 Jun 2016
Type: News

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is releasing eight policy statements in support of the ACE Manifesto to promote responsible architecture, advance the highest professional standards and optimise professional mobility. Since 2008, the construction sector has been severely impacted by the economic crisis. Strong and targeted actions at EU level are necessary to create a coherent legislative framework, which will accelerate and consolidate the recovery of the sector, while ensuring safety and quality in the built environment.
Post date: 10 Jun 2016
Type: Note

The following QUALICHeCK webinars have now been confirmed. Participation is free for all, but prior registration is required. Please click on the titles for further information and to register.   WEBINAR on Transmission losses | Thermal bridges – input data, calculation and verification method Wednesday 15 June 2016, 10.00 – 12.00 Brussels time (CET)  
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: News

Making use of EPC databases for quality control and other purposes   Tuesday 5 July 2016, 10.00 – 11.30 Brussels time (CET)   Participation is free, but prior registration is required.   
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: Event

Tuesday 28 June 2016, 11.00 – 12.20 Brussels time (CET)   Participation is free, but prior registration is required.   Introduction: Product databases provide validated information about the characteristics of construction products and building systems. They can be used to determine input data for the energy performance rating of buildings on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), provided that the procedures of the national regulation authorise this.   Objectives of the webinar
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: Event

Wednesday 15 June 2016, 10.00 – 12.00 Brussels time (CET)   Participation is free, but prior registration is required.   Objective of the webinar: To present good examples of how to deal with thermal bridges in relation to energy calculations and investigation of the real performance, and to provide a platform for discussion.  
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: Event

This report, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, presents the findings from 33 dwellings construction site visits in an effort to see how effectively their mechanical ventilation systems were designed, installed, commissioned and handed over to occupants. The document is intended for organisations with an interest in quality assuring the delivery of ventilation systems, including government policymakers, developers and their advisers.  
Post date: 8 Apr 2016
Type: Publication

This paper summarises recent developments and presents the possibility of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) becoming information tools to support building owners, policy-makers and the finance and business sectors in upscaling energy efficiency renovations.
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
Type: Publication

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.     1. Introduction  
Post date: 12 Jun 2015
Type: News

Post date: 7 Jan 2015
Type: Event