D4.1 Pilot building selection report
In order to test the enhanced Energy Performance Certificate schemes developed in WP3 and provide cross national comparison and recommendations for improvements before the adaption and dialogue activities planned in WP5 field testing is needed. For the field testing purposes it was chosen to use pilot cases where for one building both a standard EPC and enhanced EPC is made.
Based on the literature review, interviews and discussions with stakeholders (Tasks 2.1 and 2.3) and the Strategy Plan developed in Task 2.4, different types of buildings were selected as pilot cases to test the enhanced Energy Performance Certificate assessment and certification procedures.
Pilot cases were identified based on consultations with facility managers/building owners and through well established project partners’ local networks.
Pilot cases were selected on the basis of fair and transparent criteria:
- Commitment – pilot cases stakeholders have to commit to complete a feedback questionnaire on the assessment and certification scheme and to publish project data (confidentiality issues are considered)
- Availability – of input data (energy consumption data, technical drawings, information about building system, etc.)
- Coverage – in general the pilot cases cover different building uses and types in each target country (with different climates). For each country, a total of 10 to 15 buildings were to be selected for testing as pilot cases. Of these, 5 to 8 have to be residential buildings and 4 to 7 non-residential buildings (such as offices, education buildings, supermarkets and shopping centers).
- Interest from public institutions/stakeholders and public visibility of the building
About the project
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), regulated by the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), are an important instrument to enhance the market uptake of energy-efficient new buildings and the energy-efficient renovation of existing buildings. The Horizon2020 funded project QualDeEPC will work on EU-wide convergence of the building assessment and the issuance, design, and use of quality-enhanced EPCs as well as their recommendations for building renovation. The aim is to make these recommendations coherent with deep energy renovation towards a nearly-zero energy building stock by 2050.
Åsa Wahlström and Maria Haegermark are CIT Energy Managements key representatives in the project