Inspection

Play Solutions for Energy-Efficiency Deep Renovation of European Building Stock

Ninety percent of the existing building stock in Europe was built before 1990. These buildings are in urgent need for a significant improvement of energy-efficiency through renovation.   State-of-the-art renovation solutions are available, but...

Connecting the Knowhow of Design, Production and Construction Professionals through Mixed Reality to Overcome Building’s Performance Gaps

Abstract At present European buildings typically consume two to five times more energy than predicted at the design stage. An important cause of this performance gap is the discrepancies between the design specification...

Practical Approaches to the Building Renovation Challenge

Practical Approaches to the Building Renovation Challenge is a paper that sets out the findings of a contractors' workshop featuring expert researchers, architects, engineers, and other building professionals. The workshop took place in...

Enhancing the impact of energy audits and energy management in the EU

A review of Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive   This report, elaborated by Fraunhofer ISI for the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee ) presents a review of EU’s mandatory energy audit...

European Best practices in using EPC databases - Report

European Best practices in using Energy Performance Certificate databases - Report Since the certificates were first introduced in 2007, a number of European countries have stored data from Energy Performance Certificates...

Report on Auditing tool for assessment of building needs

This report, an iNSPIRe project deliverable, provides a review over energy auditing and certification tools used in European countries, as well as building energy calculation and simulation tools used globally.   One of the objectives of...

QUALICHeCK - Terms and Definitions

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...

INSITER newsletter, June 2015

This is the first issue of the INSITER newsletter. INSITER is a research project within the EU research programme Horizon 2020. The project started in December 2014 and its duration is 48 months. Particular attention is given to quality-...

Alternatives to regular inspection of heating and air-conditioning systems for the EPBD: evaluation and comparison | CA EPBD Report

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) allows Member States to choose alternative measures in place of regular inspection of heating and air-conditioning systems, and many of them do so. But this option imposes an obligation...

BPIE: Energy Performance Certificates across the EU – a Mapping of National Approaches

This report by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) explores the national approaches to buildings efficiency certification (EPC). Providing a comprehensive overview of EPC schemes and databases for residential and non-...