Next Generation EPC Cluster
The Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates Cluster of sister projects is funded by the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe research and innovation programmes and gathers 13 projects including CHRONICLE. Projects collaborate within the cluster to enhance the development of next generation EPCs and to boost each other’s impact. Common actions might range from joint participation in events, workshops and panels, mutual promotion of projects and their outcomes to the exchange of best practices, knowledge and information during ad hoc meetings.
Common Actions & Initiatives
D^2PEC proposed a new European standard dealing with operational Energy Performance Certificates (operational EPCs): CEN/TC 371/WG 5. This development just started and it will require several years to succeed. Chronicle and SmartLivingEPC will continue with the...
PRESENTATION At the webinar 'Unlocking operation rating schemes: the synergetic added value of SmartLivingEPC and CHRONICLE', hosted by BUILD UP on 14 September 2023, CHRONICLE and its sister project SmartLivingEPC joined forces and presented their work on the...
"Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have improved incrementally since their introduction; nevertheless, they need to become more reliable and visible, with easy-to-understand information, to fully realise their benefits. EPCs could help overcome persistent...
Theme: Digitalization, Smartness & Artificial Intelligence (AI) For the thematic group related to Building Digitalization, building information modelling (BIM) & AI, CHRONICLE was represented by Hypertech in the “Digitalisation of Energy Performance Assessment...
The 5 min pitch by the Project Manager Leon Nielsen can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP_53KRbwko
High-quality Energy Performance Assessment and Certification in Europe Accelerating Deep Energy Renovation
The project aims to increase the quality and cross-EU convergence of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) schemes and enhancing the link between EPCs and deep renovation. 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.
Towards a new generation of user-centred Energy Performance Assessment and Certification; facilitated and empowered by the EPB Center
The project has the main aim to introduce a next generation of user-centered Energy Performance Assessment and Certification Scheme to value buildings in a holistic and cost-effective manner. U-CERT has a focus on strengthening actual implementation of the EPBD by providing and applying insights from a user perspective and creating a level playing field for sharing implementation experience to all involved stakeholders, facilitated and empowered by the EPB Center.
X-tendo and its toolbox introduce ten features of the next generation of energy performance certificates, to provide public authorities with improved compliance, reliability, usability and convergence of next-generation energy performance assessment and certification. X-tendo will develop and test next-generation EPC features in 9 countries around Europe covering 40% of the EU building stock, and assist the implementation of the features into the existing EPC schemes.
Smart European Energy Performance Assessment and Certification
The objective of the ePANACEA project is to develop a holistic methodology for energy performance assessment and certification of buildings that can overcome the challenges such as lack of accuracy, a gap between theoretical and real consumption patterns, absence of proper protocols for inclusion of smart and novel technologies, little convergence across EU schemes, lack of trust in the market and very little user awareness related to energy efficiency. The vision is ePANACEA becoming a relevant instrument in the European energy transition through the building sector.
The Dynamic Perspective of the Energy Performance Certification (EPC)
E-DYCE (Energy flexible DYnamic building CErtification) is the natural evolution of the conventional Energy Performance Certification into real time optimization of building performance and comfort, by capturing the building’s dynamic behaviour, and at the same time providing transparent feedback, through an intuitive interface. E-DYCE will drastically increase the reliability of the energy performance assessment process. It will support communication between labelling professionals and building owners, to cultivate benefits in both indoor climate and energy savings.
D^2EPC aims to set the grounds for the next generation of dynamic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings. The proposed framework sets its foundations on the smart-readiness level of the buildings and the corresponding data collection infrastructure and management systems. It is fed by operational data and adopts the ‘digital twin’ concept to advance Building Information Modelling, calculate a novel set of energy, environmental, financial and human comfort/wellbeing indicators, and through them the EPC classification of the building in question.
Advanced Energy Performance Assessment towards Smart Living in Building & District Level
SmartLivingEPC project aims to deliver a certificate which will be issued with the use of digitized tools and retrieve the necessary assessment information for the building shell and building systems from BIM literacy, including enriched energy and sustainability related information for the as designed and the actual performance of the building.
Towards Innovative Methods for Energy Performance Assessment and Certification of Buildings
TIMEPAC project will improve the current energy performance certification (EPC) system by transitioning from a single, static certification to one that is more holistic and dynamic. This new approach considers buildings as dynamic entities that never stop changing. TIMEPAC will combine EPC databases with other data sources to make certification more effective and reliable.
The project is based on knowledge exchange between European stakeholders on existing and new EPCs in the several Member States. This exchange includes extensive cross-certification between European countries and the establishment of an internet-based EPC Knowledge Exchange Centre. The partners recommend procedures and guidelines to ensure the quality and value of the new EPCs and that they meet the new EU requirements.
Integrating Building Renovation Passports into Energy Performance Certification schemes for a decarbonised building stock
iBRoad is aimed at exploring, designing, developing and demonstrating the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps. Representing an evolution of the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and energy audit systems, building renovation roadmaps will serve as a tool outlining a customised renovation plan with a long-term horizon for the deep step-by-step renovation of individual buildings, combined with a repository of building-related information.
EUB Super Hub
Energy assessment in buildings can be comparable across Europe. And this is what we aim for.
Energy performance assessments and building certifications need to evolve to reflect the technological developments and the needs of society and they must be consistent across the Member States. The EUB SuperHub project will support the creation of a harmonised certification process in the EU by developing a scalable methodology to view, assess and monitor the buildings throughout their life cycle.
Next Generation of Energy Performance Assessment & Certification
EPC RECAST H2020 project sets a well-structured process and a toolbox supporting the development, implementation, and validation of a new generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification, with a deliberate focus on residential buildings, more specifically existing ones, for which retrofit is one of the most challenging and pressing issue. By enhancing EPCs usability, reliability, and comparability, and by linking them to renovation roadmaps and building digital notebooks, EPC RECAST can achieve unprecedented user-friendliness and user awareness of building performance.
CBDC Powered Smart PerFORrmance ContracTs For Efficiency, Sustainable, Inclusive, Energy Use
The overall vision of FORTESIE is to design, demonstrate, validate and replicate innovative renovation packages in the building industry with Smart Performance-Based guarantees and financing, aiming at Efficient, Sustainable and Inclusive Energy (ESIE) use to accelerate the Renovation Wave in Europe.
Revolutionizing Building Management with an Advanced Digital Logbook
openDBL is a one-step Digital Building Logbook solution that is funded by the European Commission. openDBL intends to integrate multidisciplinary know-how to solve the issues of the current situation. The challenge of the project is to allow, through the development of openAPI, the disposal of openDBL in a unique standardized platform and create useful content, to simplify the workload of the AECO industry.