Webinar | Catalysing the EU Renovation Wave in the transition to the next-generation Energy Performance Certificates
To date, the implementation of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) varies significantly across European countries in terms of scope, available information and calculation methodologies, hampering their potential to increase trust in and trigger energy saving measures and thus not obvious to reap benefits for the renovation wave across Europe.
Three Horizon 2020 projects, QualDeEPC, U-CERT and X-tendo will come together in this webinar to present the issues related to current EPC schemes in Europe and the potential solutions to shift from just an informative tool to a multifaceted tool supporting all stakeholders in the value chain e.g. call-to-action, quality assurance. After an introduction on the scope of each project, the presentations will deep-dive into an overview of the common hurdles of EPC schemes across Europe, such as limited reliability, lack of compliance and end-user acceptance. The webinar will then conclude with the specific solutions brought forward by each of the three projects.
EPCs are not just an informative tool: they can help building trust and triggering investment in energy saving measures and monitoring the impact of policies and financial support schemes. The three projects together demonstrate that the challenge for next-generation EPCs to become a catalyst for the renovation wave and exploit their potential in light of a fair and just recovery for the EU is to provide a more reliable, standardised service across Europe, tailored for end-users.