EPC - Energy Performance Certificate

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Currently, buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption and around 75% of them are energy inefficient, with an annual renovating rate around 0.4-1.2%. EU has established legislative frameworks as EPBD (directive 2010/31/EU and update) and EED (2012/27/EU) in order to increase the energy performance of the buildings and has required the nearly zero energy building (nZEB) target for public buildings starting from January 2019.
Post date: 16 Jun 2020
Type: News

iBRoad is among the year’s 3 most innovative European energy projects recognized at the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2020!   The H2020 funded project iBRoad stands out as an award finalist in the Innovation category introducing a new era in home renovation and #energyefficiency across Europe.  
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: News

Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs) are one of the best available sources of information on Europe’s building stock, and if improved, can support the launch of a Renovation Wave in Europe.   The EPC is one of the EU’s main existing instruments to facilitate the long-term decarbonisation of the building stock; however, to exploit its full potential, we need to overcome some hurdles, such as inadequate data gathering, lack of compliance, low reliability, different definitions and calculation methods.  
Post date: 29 May 2020
Type: Publication

Webinar 4 – EPB standards hourly vs monthly methods (12h00 – 13h30 – 26th May 2020) Following the successful previous webinars:  
Post date: 5 May 2020
Type: Event

"A good decision is based on knowledge." – Plato   Stay tuned and well informed via U-CERT project's discreet emailings about a possible next step for the national Energy Performance Certification schemes leveraging:   Set of EPB standards; Smart Readiness Indicator; People-centered approach. Check out this 1st U-CERT newsletter for wrapping your mind around the ambitious endeavours of U-CERT team.
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

Building policies are increasingly demanding in terms of energy performance and reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, people spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality is essential in ensuring health, quality of life and performance of buildings’ occupants.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

The webinar aims at providing a summary of the essential aspects that should be taken into account when replicating iBRoad across Europe. Deliberate efforts are required to scale up the concept into a widely accepted instrument, to benefit more people while at the same time anchoring renovation policies and programmes to a long-term perspective. During the webinar, we will unpack the challenges and enablers for successful design and implementation, and briefly unfold guiding steps to a feasibility study.
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

The H2020 project X-tendo, standing for ‘eXTENDing the energy performance assessment and certification schemes via a mOdular approach’, will support public authorities and implementing agencies in the transition towards improved compliance, reliability, usability and convergence of next-generation energy performance assessment and certification.  
Post date: 13 Mar 2020
Type: News

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools of energy performance assessment and certification applied across Europe face a number of challenges.
Post date: 20 Nov 2019
Type: News

Good IEQ is a cornerstone of ensuring health, comfort, wellbeing and productivity in buildings, while reducing the building stock’s climate impact is essential to the EU’s commitments under the Paris agreement.  
Post date: 28 Jun 2019
Type: Publication