QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #02: The German contractor’s declaration: supporting compliance with minimum energy performance requirements

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This fact sheet describes a new obligatory scheme introduced in Germany, which requires contractors to confirm in writing that the specific minimum energy performance requirements for building envelope components, space heating and hot water generation and distribution systems and newly installed cooling and ventilation systems are met during the realisation of a renovation measure. Infringements lead to fines.


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QUALICHeCK, an EU IEE co-funded project under the 2013 call for proposals, started on 1 March 2014. 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. To this end, a number of fact sheets to be produced by the consortium will analyse approaches that have been implemented, point out the pros and cons of options that may be considered, and give hints and pitfalls to avoid if replicated in other contexts.