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Next-generation Energy Performance Certificates and Deep Renovation

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Join the H2020 QualDeEPC project on 25 January 2021 from 12:00 to 14:00 CET to discuss with the expert panellist the question of how an enhanced Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) scheme has to look like to become a driver for the EU Renovation Wave.


In this online EU workshop, QualDeEPC presents its Green Paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification, and use. Based on the recommendations of the QualDeEPC Green Paper, we want to discuss with the EU-level experts how an enhanced EPC scheme has to look like to become a driver for the EU Renovation Wave and what QualDeEPC’s proposals could contribute to it.


Registrations are open here.


The Horizon-2020 project QualDeEPC – Increasing the quality and cross-EU convergence of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) schemes, and enhancing the link between EPCs and deep renovation – aims to improve the practical implementation of EPCs.


This involves the assessment, issuance, design, and use of EPCs as well as their renovation recommendations, in Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Latvia, Hungary, Spain, and Sweden.


In November 2020, the QualDeEPC project published its Green Paper on Good Practice in EPC Assessment, Certification, and Use.


This Green Paper provides analysis, policy proposals and draft descriptions of tools on the seven areas that the project has identified as its priorities for the development of enhanced EPC schemes that could be used in all EU Member States:


  1. Improving the recommendations for renovation, which are provided on the EPCs, towards deep energy renovation
  2. Online tool for comparing EPC recommendations to deep energy renovation recommendations
  3. Creating Deep Renovation Network Platforms
  4. Regular mandatory EPC assessor training on assessment and recommendations required for certification/accreditation and registry
  5. High user-friendliness of the EPC
  6. Voluntary/mandatory advertising guidelines for EPCs
  7. Improving compliance with the mandatory use of EPCs in real estate advertisements

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