QualDeEPC Draft policy recommendations on Energy Performance Certificates

The QualDeEPC consortium published its EU draft policy recommendations, which take into consideration the recent recast of the EPBD. Check out the project’s propositions.

Since its start in 2019, the QualDeEPC project has always kept at its core the goal to improve Energy Performance Certificates. In this endeavour, on February 3rd, the consortium made the first presentation of the EU draft policy recommendations, which take into consideration the recent recast of the EPBD published by the European Commission on December 15th, 2021.

These recommendations aim at improving the EPCs, their design, content, and use across Europe. Targeting the 7 priorities of the project, QualDeEPC aims to include means, deadlines, and targets that could accelerate the renovation of the European building stock while ensuring a certain level of convergence of the EPC schemes across the EU.

In general, the recommendations are drafted to contribute to 3 main objectives:

  • Establish a close link between EPCs and deep energy renovation
  • Improve the quality of EPC schemes
  • Improve the cross-EU convergence of EPC schemes

More specifically, the project always takes into consideration its 7 priorities, and the draft policy recommendations are no exception. These are:

  • A) Improving the recommendations for renovation, which are provided on the EPCs, towards deep energy renovation
  • B) Online tool for comparing EPC recommendations to deep energy renovation recommendations
  • C) Creating Deep Renovation Network Platforms
  • D) Regular mandatory EPC assessor training on assessment and recommendations required for certification/accreditation and registry
  • E) High user-friendliness of the EPC
  • F) Voluntary/mandatory advertising guidelines for EPCs
  • G) Improving compliance with the mandatory use of EPCs in real estate advertisements

For more information, check out the slides where the draft recommendations are summarised.

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