Deep Renovation of buildings: what Energy Performance Certificates can do

How increasing the quality of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) schemes can accelerate deep renovation of buildings? Join the final conference of QualDeEPC to discover the new template, tools developed and policy recommendations.

The 15 November 2022 from 12:00 to 17:00 Brussels time

There is room for improvement in energy savings in the building sector, mainly through refurbishing Europe’s existing building stock. Amongst the measures introduced in the EU to boost energy savings is Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), providing buildings and owners with an incentive to invest in improving energy efficiency. In addition to improving the practical implementation of the assessment, issuance, design, and use of EPCs, QualDeEPC has focused on deep renovation recommendations.

All the progress made since the start of the project in 2019 has kept the deep renovation measures at its core. How can increasing the quality of EPC schemes accelerate the deep renovation of buildings? Join the final conference of QualDeEPC to discover the new EPC template, tools developed, and policy recommendations. On this occasion, participants will also meet representatives of the Next Gen EPCerts H2020 cluster which is the hub of the H2020 projects working on EPC.

Draft Agenda

12:00 – 13:30Networking welcoming lunch
13:30 – 13:40Introduction of QualDeEPC: How and why we selected our 7 development priorities
Angelina Tomova, EAP
13:40 – 14:00Policy recommendations for deep renovation – how could EPC-related articles in the EPBD be further improved?
Stefan Thomas, WI
14:00 – 14:20The role of Member States in building certification policy
Andreas Androutsopoulos, Concerted Action on the EPBD
14:20 – 14:50Panel Discussion 1
Deep Renovation in Europe, how to accelerate its share and the role of EPCs.

With Pau Garcia Audi, European Commission
with Andrian Joyce, EuroACE
With Andreas Androutsopoulos, CA EPBD

Animated by Åsa Wahlström, CIT Energy Management
14:50 – 15:10Coffee break
15:10 – 15:35Online tools, existing and new, and Deep Renovation Network Platforms
Effie Korma, CRES and Margarita Puente, ESCAN
15:35 – 16:00EPC template for deep renovation; Results of testing and surveys
Peter Pannier, DENA and Gatis Žogla, Ekodoma
16:00 – 16:10Energy performance certificates in EU projects: overview, new projects starting and LIFE CET calls
Sylvain Robert, CINEA
16:10 – 16:55Panel discussion 2:
How can the projects of the Next Gen EPCs cluster use QualDeEPC’s results to carry enhancements further?

Andrei Vladimir Litiu, REHVA, representing U-CERT and EPB center
Milka Hrbud, REGEA, representing CrossCert
Vivian Dorizas, BPIE, representing iBRoad2EPC
Jana Bendzalova, ENBEE, representing EPC RECAST
Paris Fokaides, Frederick University, representing D^2EPC and SmartLivingEPC

Animated by Miklós Horváth, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
16:55 – 17:00Closing remarks
Pau Garcia Audi, European Commission