This is a translation of the newsletter published by the BPIE in January 2015.
A reliable and well-functioning energy efficiency certification system (EPC) could transform the real estate market by promoting more energy efficient buildings.
The quality and accuracy of the certificate details, and consequently the reliability of the entire EPC process, depends to a large extent on the inspector’s knowledge.
The inspector is responsible for gathering the required data, making relevant assumptions, conducting calculations according to the national methodology, making recommendations and finally, in most Member States, issuing the certificate.
This paper summarises and further develops the structure of qualification requirements and accreditation required for energy building inspectors in the 28-nation Europe.
In addition, it is pointed out who can issue an EPC, what is the required knowledge, how this is proven and the penalties that entail the non-implementation of the correct procedures.
The Greek translation of the newsletter “Qualifications and accreditation requirements of building energy inspectors in the European Union of 28 ″, is attached here.
The translation was done by Chrysoula Vaitsi, Dr. Civil Engineer, AUTh
Scientific Associate of the Institute of Zero Energy Consumption Buildings INZEB.ORG Secretary of the Panhellenic Association of Certified Energy Inspectors.
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