The third issue of the QUALICHeCK Newsletter (August 2015) contains the latest news and activities concerning the QUALICHeCK project.
The newsletter's articles include:
Post date: 2 Sep 2015
The QUALICHeCK consortium has produced this document to provide a common understanding of key expressions related to the assessment of the compliance and accessibility of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) input data as well as quality of the works, as determined and used in the context of QUALICHeCK.
The terms and definitions elaborated in this document are the following:
Post date: 2 Sep 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
Although experience has shown that Nearly Zero Energy Buildings can be realised in practice, many challenges lie ahead of driving the market in this direction. A specific challenge concerns the actual compliance of buildings with the applicable regulations, while another one lies in upgrading the quality of the works to meet NZEB standards.
Post date: 18 Jun 2015
The European initiative Nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) aims at accelerating the rate of refurbishment of existing hotels to become Nearly Zero Energy Buildings by:
• providing technical advice to committed hotel owners
• demonstrating the profitability, feasibility and sustainability of investments towards nearly Zero Energy
• undertaking training and capacity building activities
• promoting front runners at national, regional and EU level to increase their market visibility.
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
The residential project stands out amongst other recently built projects in the area thanks to a set of benefits that provide tenants with a high standard of living. Edenia Titan is located in the green area of Titan neighborhood, being well connected to the public transport network and close to all facilities that a person might need in everyday life.
Post date: 10 Jun 2015
New analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings of national reports on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) reveals that central governments have not shown leadership in ending the waste of energy in their own buildings.
Post date: 22 May 2015
The European Commission has asked Austria, Croatia, Ireland, Latvia and Romania to ensure the full transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Under this Directive Member States must achieve energy savings over the period from 1 January 2014 till 31 December 2020.
Post date: 14 May 2015
Post date: 6 May 2015
Individual EU Member States are to follow distinctive paths in meeting their obligations under the Renewable Energy Directive (including their legally binding 2020 targets) in accordance with their different available resources and their own unique energy markets. Their national renewable energy (RES) action plans map out these distinctive paths, covering:
Post date: 3 May 2015