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BPIE is involved in several IEE and FP7 European Projects

BPIE is partnering in several IEE and FP7 projects, such as COHERENO, EPISCOPE, CommONEnergy, ZEBRA and EASEE.
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Qualification and accreditation requirements of building energy certifiers in EU28 (2015)

Reliable Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) schemes could be part of the key steps towards highly energy efficient buildings. The building certifiers play an important role in ensuring the credibility of the EPC system, therefore, the quality of their skills and performance is essential. Presenting a detailed country-by-country overview of the minimum qualification and accreditation requirements for building energy certifiers, this factsheet also illustrates the Member States’ different approaches to ensure the reliability of EPC schemes.

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Renovation strategies of selected EU countries - compliance with Art. 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2014) - Report and addendum

Article 4 of the EED required Member States to set out strategies for the renovation of their buildings before April 2014. The report focuses on the strategies from 10 Member States diversity and scores countries for each of the 5 requirements from Article 4: overview of the building stock, cost-effective approaches to renovations, policies and measures to stimulate cost-effective deep renovations, forward-looking perspective to guide investment decisions and evidence-based estimate of expected savings and wider benefits.

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) across the EU: a mapping of national approaches (2014)

This report explores the national approaches to buildings efficiency certification providing a comprehensive overview of EPC schemes and databases for residential and non-residential buildings across Europe. It identifies good practices to make EPC data reliable and accessible. Several maps enrich the report, presenting the diversity of implementation measures in Member States in terms of design and methodologies, quality assurance, experts training, control systems, etc.

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Setting the 3% target for the renovation of public buildings - status of implementation (2014)

From January 2014, Member States have to renovate each year 3% of the total floor area of heated and/or cooled buildings owned and occupied by their central government. Six months after the deadline to submit a formal notification of article 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU), BPIE’s latest research synthesizes in a factsheet the current status of implementation. This factsheet is the first in a series that will focus on policy implementation and other aspects of Europe’s building stock.

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Events

  • 25.02.2015- BPIE 's findings on fuel poverty alleviation in Europe summarised in a poster
  • 22.01.2015- BPIE releases an addendum to the report “Renovation strategies of selected EU countries”
  • 22.01.2015- Factsheet: Qualification and accreditation requirements of building energy certifiers in EU28
  • 21.01.2015 - The EPC report's executive summary is available in Romanian and German
  • 21.01.2015 - The renovation strategies report's executive summary is available in Romanian and German
  • 09.12.2014 - Climate change: implications for buildings - IPCC AR5 summary available in Spanish
  • 26.11.2014 - Discussion paper: Investing in Europe’s buildings infrastructure
  • 07.11.2014 - Investing into energy efficient projects, Nov 6 in Brussels, presentations available
  • 03.11.2014 - Renovation strategies of selected EU countries - compliance with Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive, a report by BPIE
  • 08.10.2014 - New report: Energy Performance Certificates across the EU, a mapping of national approaches

BPIE will speak at the following events in the coming months. 

• 25-27.02.2015 - World Sustainable Energy Days, Wels. BPIE will deliver presentations on EPCs (“Can we trust energy performance certificates?” and “Quality assurance of energy performance certificates across EU28”), nZEB renovations (“Delivering nZEB renovation in EU Member States”). We will also have a poster presenting our 2014 findings on alleviating fuel poverty in Europe through energy efficiency in buildings. 

• 10-13.03.2015 - MIPIM 2015 Conference, Cannes. This event gathers actors from the entire property value chain from all countries and real estate sectors. BPIE will introduce and moderate sessions on the latest trends and innovative solutions for smart buildings. 

• 01-06.06.2015 - eceee Summer Study in Presqu’île de Giens, France. BPIE will co-lead a panel on energy use in buildings: projects, technologies and innovations. More information will be provided in the next newsletters.