Integrating Building Renovation Passports into Energy Performance Certification schemes for a decarbonised building stock

iBRoad2EPC 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. Building on the results of the iBRoad project (2017-2020) which developed, tested and delivered a model for the Building Renovation Passport supporting single-family homeowners 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. 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. This will be done by clustering the project’s activities around four main pillars: (1) assess the needs, potential and practicability of merging the EPC with the Building Renovation Passport; (2) adapt the iBRoad concept to become part of EPCs; (3) test and evaluate the applicability of iBRoad2EPC in six countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain), including training for energy auditors and EPC issuers and (4) facilitate the adoption and exploitation of the iBRoad2EPC model across Europe. Implementing authorities in the six countries will be directly involved in the process of conceptualisation, development and testing of iBRoad2EPC to become an integral part of existing relevant schemes. Targeted communication, dissemination and exploitation activities at national and European level will support further acceptance and uptake. The project will leverage existing knowledge from other projects to expand EPC features and contribute back policy proposals as well as training and capacity building modules.


The role of INZEB

INZEB is engaged in all technical aspects of the iBRoad2EPC project including bridging the EPC with the Building Renovation Passport, and upgrade and technical adaptation of iBRoad tools for iBRoad2EPC.
INZEB leads the 4th Work Package (WP) of the project ‘National Roll-out of iBRoad2EPC’. The main objective of WP4 is to put in practice iBRoad2EPC in the six implementing countries, namely Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. This includes a plan developed in close collaboration with the NACs, on how to address local legal, social, financial, and other parameters a) to get ready for the pilot- testing and b) to allow the actual adoption of the proposed model afterwards. iBRoad2EPC will be adapted and/or integrated to the national EPC schemes for single-family, multi-family and public buildings. A training toolkit for the proper and efficient use of the tool(s) will be also developed under this Work Package and used for the foreseen auditors’ training programmes. Real-time testing will take place in the six pilot countries and iBRoad2EPC method will be evaluated by various stakeholders.
Moreover, INZEB is leading the task related to the national dissemination events and networks.

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