Milestones and outcomes

Milestones and outcomes

Milestones and outcomes

Key challenges U-CERT is addressing:

  • The assessment processes and certificates should be more reliable, user-friendly, cost effective, have comparable good quality and be compliant with EU legislation in order to instil trust in the market and incite investments in high performance buildings;
  • The assessment processes and certificates should reflect the smart dimension of buildings;
  • Facilitate convergence of quality and reliability of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) across the EU;
  • Ensure a technology neutral approach, be transparently presented making use of International and European standards;
  • The assessment processes and certificates should be based on an agreed list of parameters and indicators, shifting to measured/operational building performance and going beyond energy alone e.g. comfort levels, level of smartness;
  • New assessment processes and certificates should contribute to improving the effectiveness of current schemes and certificates and aid compliance checking and effectiveness of financial support.

3 transition paths envisioned by U-CERT

  • A full and smooth implementation of the EPBD and EPB standards under mandate M/480;
  • Leveraging synergies between the Smart Readiness Indicator for buildings and the set of EPB standards for shifting the current EPC paradigm to an evidence-based approach e.g. building operational rating;
  • User centred design for facilitating and accelerating building performance improvements (ranging from behaviour change all the way to deep renovation).

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