Energy Efficient Buildings: Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates

Supporting people to go green and digital

Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) play an instrumental role in attaining a digitally transformed, healthy, safe, affordable, efficient, flexible and zero-emission EU building stock fit for ongoing building performance optimization. This event aims to highlight the challenges and solutions from the recast EPBD for local authorities, especially shedding a light on what role EPCs play in building renovation and how municipalities could turn them into powerful tools.

Buildings have challenging and multiple roles to play in the coming decades: they can be shelters from extreme weather, healthy indoor environments, energy-positive and zero-emission, and electric vehicle-friendly. As prosumers and active members of society, people have their own essential parts to contribute to this transition. Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) can empower people by becoming a nudging and decision-making tool. EPCs create an open dialogue with building professionals, thus allowing building owners to understand the complexities surrounding building renovations. In addition, they can further facilitate interaction between different stakeholders within the building sector. This would greatly support people in making informed decisions e.g. choosing the next house to rent, upgrading their own dwelling, in claiming workplaces that support their wellbeing and productivity and are at the same time environmentally friendly.


14:00-14:05 Welcome and Introduction
                  Norberto Fueyo, University of Zaragoza, crossCert & Eva Suba, Climate Alliance
14:05-14:15 The Relevance of Energy Performance Certificates in the EPBD revision for Local Authorities
                 Anette Persson, Policy Officer, DG ENER, European Commission (tbc)
14:15-14:25 Minimum Energy Performance Standards in Buildings on the Ground
                 Julien Dijol, Policy Director, Housing Europe
14:25-14:35 How to Make Next-Gen EPCs Meaningful for Consumers
                 Guillaume Joly, Senior Sustainable Buildings Officer BEUC
14:35-15:30 Panel Discussion: The Role of Next-Gen EPCs in Energy-efficient Building Renovation: Challenges and Solutions
moderated by crossCert
                  Lukas Kranzl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria;
                  Peter Op’t Veld, Huygen Ingeneurs and Advisors, The Netherlands;
                  Stavros Koltsios, The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece;
                  Michal Pomianowski, University of Aalborg, Denmark;
                  María Fernández Boneta, National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER), Spain
                  Olivier Greslou, Scientific and Technical Center for Building, CSTB, France
                  David Paul Jenkins, Heriot-Watt University, UK


Registration is now open HERE.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022