Date & Location: 6.07.2022
L42, Brussels

X-tendo and U-Cert final conference: the road to enhanced and future-proof energy performance certificates 

Join the U-Cert and X-tendo final conference on July 6th and be part of the transition towards enhanced and future-proof energy performance certificates

Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, X-tendo and U-CERT are closing three years of commitments and achievements in the field of next generation building performance assessment and certification. Part of the Next Gen EPCs cluster (D^2EPCE-DYCEePANACEAEPC-RECASTcrossCertEUBSuperHubiBRoad2EPCTIMEPAC) with other 9 projects and, and together with QualDeEPC, they were the first to start in 2019 on this topic.

The two teams, their guest speakers and colleagues from the Next Gen EPCs cluster, are coming together on 6 July for what will be THE 2022 event on Energy Performance Certificates. The programme will tell the story of these H2020 research and innovation projects, highlighting main results and preparing the floor for the exploitation of the outputs, both at EU and national levels. While X-tendo has by design a modular structure covering 10 features (smart readiness indicator, comfort, outdoor air pollution, real energy consumption, district heating, EPC databases, building logbook, tailored recommendations, financing options, one stop shops), U-CERT project has a specific recipe still allowing flexibility (convergence of calculation methodologies with the EPB standards, user-centred approach with a nudging effect, indoor environmental quality, smart readiness indicator, measured building performance and operational rating).

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Draft agenda

Session 1: Current status of EPCs and overview of the projects’ results 

10:30 Welcome coffee 

11:00 Welcome and introduction from the moderator

  • Sonja van Renssen (Energy Monitor)

11:05 Welcome and introduction on X-tendo and U-CERT by the project coordinators

  • Lukas Kranzl (TU Wien)
  • Peter op ‘t Veld (Huygen)

11:25 Energy performance certificates in the current EU policy framework 

  • Heike Leberle (European Parliament)

11:35 Energy performance certificates in the current EU policy framework  

  • Pau Garcia Audi (DG ENER)

11:45 Energy performance certificates in EU projects: overview, new projects starting and LIFE CET calls in 2022 

  • Ulrike Nuscheler, X-tendo Project Officer (CINEA)

11:55 Panel discussion “Enhancing EPC schemes on both EU and national levels” (including 5 min Q&A from the audience) 

  • Rui Fragoso (ADENE)
  • Pau Garcia Audi (DG ENER)
  • Jaap Hogeling (EPB Center)
  • Adrian Joyce (EuroACE)
  • Heike Leberle (European Parliament)
  • Ulrike Nuscheler, X-tendo Project Offcer (CINEA)

12:55 Lunch 

Session 2: Next-generation Energy Performance Certificates: how to get there? 

13:55 Poster sessions 

  • Comfort and Indoor Environmental Quality, including impact of outdoor
    • Sheikh Zuhaib (BPIE) – X-tendo
    • Andrei Vladimir Litiu (REHVA) – U-CERT
  • Real energy consumption: asset rating, measured performance and operational rating
    • Iná Maia (TU Wien) – X-tendo
    • Marleen Spiekman (TNO) – U-CERT
  • Data handling
    • Victoria Taranu (BPIE) – X-tendo
  • Convergent evolution of assessment methods
    • Jaap Hogeling (EPB Center) – U-CERT

14:55 Introduction to the sister projects of the Next Gen EPCs cluster 

  • Andrei Vladimir Litiu (REHVA) 

15:00 Panel discussion with representatives of Next Gen EPCs clusteropportunities, necessities and restrictions for extending EPC indicators 

  • Stefan Thomas (Wuppertal Institute) 5 min opening pitch QualDeEPC
  • Sheikh Zuhaib (BPIE) 5 min opening pitch X-tendo
  • Andrei Vladimir Litiu (REHVA) 5 min opening pitch U-CERT
  • Q&A/discussion with the Next Gen EPCs cluster and the audience
    • Stavros Koltsios (CERTH) representing D^2EPC
    • Michal Zbigniew Pomianowski (AAU) representing E-DYCE
    • Jan Verheyen (Vito) representing ePANACEA
    • Olivier Greslou (CSTB) representing EPC-RECAST
    • Zsolt Toth (BPIE) representing iBRoad2EPC

16:25 Conclusions 

  • Lukas Kranzl (TU Wien) 
  • Peter op ‘t Veld (Huygen)

16:30 Networking cocktail

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