QualDeEPC

The project QualDeEPC attempts to achieve a high-quality Energy Performance Assessment and Certification in Europe accelerating deep energy renovation.

QualDeEPC

The QualDeEPC project is aiming to both improve quality and cross-EU convergence of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) schemes, and the link between EPCs and deep renovation: High-quality Energy Performance Assessment and Certification in Europe Accelerating Deep Energy Renovation (QualDeEPC). The objective of the project is to improve the practical implementation of the assessment, issuance, design, and use of EPCs as well as their renovation recommendations, in the participating countries and beyond. Recommendations for renovation shall be made coherent with deep energy renovation towards a nearly-zero energy building stock by 2050.

In order to reach these objectives, the project will organise its activities in four stages:

  1. Analysis of existing EPC schemes, good practice, shortcomings, and priorities for improvement
  2. Development and testing of concrete proposals and tools for enhanced EPC assessment, certification and verification, as well as Deep Renovation Network Platforms
  3. Adaptation to country needs and implementation of consensus elements, and developing a roadmap for further dialogue and
  4. Sustainability Strategy and Conclusive policy recommendations, dialogue, and transfer.

Project partners will work to achieve consensus and implementation during the project for as many improvements as possible, seeking the cooperation of certification bodies, energy agencies, and other organisations. Some of these are project partners, many others agreed to support the project as associated partners. However, many of the potential improvements to EPC assessment, certification, and independent monitoring and verification will need an adaptation of standards, regulations, or even legislation. The QualDeEPC project will stimulate such changes by (1) intensive dialogue involving the important stakeholders at all levels from the very beginning in the above four project stages and (2) disseminating its findings among the relevant target audiences in Europe.

Next Gen EPC Cluster

The QualDeEPC project interacts with an array of other EU funded projects focusing on Energy Performance Certificates in Europe.

In the news

Cross-assessment and convergence of energy performance certification and building’s digitalisation

Data on energy performance of buildings are precious for accelerating the EU renovation wave. Considered as a first tool to trigger action, Energy Performance Certification has gained a lot of attention lately, with projects working on making their assessment and use more efficient, developing their data accessibility with intelligence, and exploring convergence among the different national EPC schemes. What can we take out from some of these projects?

Discover “Qualrenovate”, a building renovation platform

Discover “Qualrenovate”, a new platform for buildings renovation created in the frame of QualDeEPC

Takeaways from the QualDeEPC roundtable on recommendations in light of the EPBD recast

Following the publication of the EPBD recast in December 2021, QualDeEPC adapted its draft policy recommendations and presented during the QualDeEPC roundtable on February 3rd, 2022.

Advanced paper on EPC assessment, certification, and use

Building on your feedback on the QualDeEPC's Green paper published in 2020, discover the advanced White Paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification, and use.

QualDeEPC participated in 3rd stakeholder workshop on the revision of the EPBD

In October 2020, as part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission published its “Renovation Wave Strategy”, which aims at, at least, doubling the […]

Take off the energy renovations in buildings

Following up on the stakeholder meetings organised in the frame of the QualDeEPC, discover the main priorities identified by ESCAN.