iBRoad2EPC Training for Energy Inspectors

Within the framework of the iBRoad2EPC Horizon 2020 project, INZEB is organising an experimental training for Energy Inspectors followed by field tests. The training activity is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, from 14.00 – 19.00. The training will be conducted online and will be held in Greek language. The training activity is a great opportunity for active Energy Inspectors to contribute to the development of the next generation of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).

iBRoad2EPC is combining the Energy Performance Certificate with elements from Building Renovation Roadmaps. This allows for issuing target-related renovation recommendations quickly and cost-effectively. The training and field test results can improve the quality of EPCs in Greece and throughout Europe. The project builds on the previous project iBRoad which developed a building renovation roadmap and a digital building logbook.

To express your interest in the iBRoad2EPC training activity, press here. Registration will be open until Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Objectives of iBRoad2EPC          

The Horizon 2020 iBRoad2EPC project represents the next step in energy performance assessment schemes and certification practices, promoting and showcasing the integration of Building Renovation Passport elements into EPC schemes. It thereby aims to stimulate the use of next-generation EPCs as a central tool to promote deep and, where necessary, stepwise renovation of the EU building stock and achieve a highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050.

iBRoad2EPC builds-up on the results of the iBRoad project (2017-2020) which developed, tested, and delivered a model for the Building Renovation Passport supporting single-family home-owners with personalised advice to facilitate stepwise deep renovation. iBRoad2EPC aims to bridge the Building Renovation Passport with the EPC and expand, improve, and broaden their format and joint scope to consider additional features and become applicable also to multi-family and public buildings.

This will be achieved by upgrading EPC schemes with the integration of customised recommendations for deep (stepwise) renovation, and by offering a ready-to-use framework (including software, training, and surrounding policy instruments) for its adoption across Europe

The aim of iBRoad2EPC is to bring existing EPCs closer to an individual building decarbonisation roadmap and introduce a focus on the long-term objective of decarbonisation by:

  • Including improvement measures in a specific sequence to avoid lock-in effects
  • Ensuring that every measure implemented is part of a comprehensive renovation strategy
  • Complying with future regulatory and financial requirements, e.g., mandatory Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), mortgage portfolio standards, or the EU taxonomy regulation
  • Present the recommendations in a way that can easily be understood by the end-user and consider the user’s needs.

In addition, the project will enhance the information provided in the EPC by introducing the onsite visit as a mandatory element and incorporating features covering complementary dimensions, such as comfort and indoor environmental quality, the smart dimension of buildings, and others.

The aim is to improve reliability, usefulness, and effectiveness, thereby establishing the next generation of EPCs that will support Europe’s decarbonisation ambitions while improving conditions for building occupants.

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