EPC - Energy Performance Certificate

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The EPBD Directive (in article 11(9)) requires the Commission to adopt, in consultation with the relevant sectors, a voluntary common European Union certification scheme for the energy performance of non-residential buildings. In 2011, the Comission launched a call for tender: ENER C3-508 “Voluntary common EU certification scheme for the energy performance of non-residential buildings” for the technical development of the European Voluntary Scheme.  The proposal from the consortium lead by CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment) France was selected in the
Post date: 20 Apr 2015
Type: Publication

Energy Building certifiers in Lombardy may access to a new service provided by Regional Body for Energy Certification of Buildings which promotes new low carbon buildings (corresponding to the A+, A and B class of energy performance). Each selected building demonstrates through images and technical descriptions related to certified buildings, a new culture focused on the design, the construction and purchase / lease of buildings with very low energy consumption. CENED Photogallery is available www.cened.it/photo
Post date: 17 Feb 2015
Type: Note

Very useful key indicators have been taken from more than 1,5 million Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) from the Lombardy region and are now available for download. This open data contains a lot of interesting data and information related to new builds, existing buildings and single dwellings in the territory of the Lombardy Region in the North of Italy.
Post date: 16 Feb 2015
Type: News

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

Europe has impressive ambitions for a nearly zero energy transformation of its housing stock. EPCs are key to realising those ambitions.   EPC databases/registers are now in place across most EU countries. These databases, coupled with advancements in ‘big data’ technology, statistical analysis and GIS mapping, have the power to transform our delivery of energy saving programmes. However, too often theses databases are left to gather dust and are not routinely used by policy makers and delivery bodies.
Post date: 30 Oct 2014
Type: Event

Governments and businesses are increasingly developing online tools to help householders understand the potential for energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Heating, insulation or renewable energy upgrades can be expensive and complicated – an effective home energy efficiency app or online tool makes big decisions easier and simpler for the householder. What’s the state of the art in online tools for home energy efficiency? And what’s the potential as technology develops?
Post date: 30 Oct 2014
Type: Event

BPIE just launched a report on Energy Performance Certificates. This report explores the national approaches to buildings efficiency certification and finds that Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) could be among the most important drivers of energy performance of the European building stock. However, most Member States are struggling with public acceptance and market-uptake.
Post date: 30 Oct 2014
Type: News

After presenting the legal context, this presentation shows the role of building energy performance certificates as a policy instrument, from a recent study commissioned by the European Commission ("Energy performance certificates in buildings and their impact on transaction prices and rents in selected EU countries" - Report by Bio Intelligence Service, Ronan Lyons, IEEP - Final report 19 April 2013). Then, information is given about the building energy performance certificates (EPCs) in The Netherlands and in Finland. In conclusion, the authors state that:
Post date: 25 Feb 2014
Type: Publication

Zákon č. 300/2012 Z. z. z 18. septembra 2012, ktorým sa mení a dopĺňa zákon č. 555/2005 Z. z. o energetickej hospodárnosti budov a o zmene a doplnení niektorých zákonov v znení neskorších predpisov a ktorým sa mení a dopĺňa zákon č. 50/1976 Zb. o územnom plánovaní a stavebnom poriadku (stavebný zákon) Act n. 300/2012 Coll. is the amendment to the Act n. 555/2005 Coll., implementing the Directive on the energy performance of buildings recast No 2010/31/EU into Slovak law. 
Post date: 4 Feb 2014
Type: Publication

Zákon č. 555/2005 Z. z. z 8. novembra 2005 o energetickej hospodárnosti budov a o zmene a doplnení niektorých zákonov The Act n. 555/2005 Coll. of 8 November 2005 on the Energy Performance of buildings and on amendments to certain laws is the implementation of the Directive on the energy performance of buildings No 2002/91/EC into Slovak law. 
Post date: 4 Feb 2014
Type: Publication