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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

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
Type: News

Post date: 21 Aug 2014
Type: Event

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
Type: Link

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
Type: News

An analysis of the outcomes of the national dialogue in 26 countries between the competent authorities implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive represented in the Concerted Action EPBD and the BUILD UP Skills consortia working on improving the skills and qualifications of buildings workers. 
Post date: 30 May 2014
Type: Publication

 Concerted Action EPBD and BUILD UP Skills joined forces and engaged in national dialogue in order to identify and highlight priority measures, both from the regulatory and the skills development perspective, for the transition faced by the building sector towards NZEB. The analysis of the outcomes of the national dialogue in 26 countries is presented in a full and a summary report available at the CA EPBD website. 
Post date: 30 May 2014
Type: News