What is EUB SuperHub doing?

To create a framework to assess energy in buildings and develop a common certification method, we have grouped our main focus around 5 key activities.
1

We will align the assessment system with EU standardisation efforts.

This will be done in terms of energy performance calculation, energy auditing, energy performance contracting and valuation of energy related investments.

2

We will integrate the assessment system and its results into the existing public rating systems.

Our partners from Germany, Italy, France, and Austria will ensure this activity will be fully functional.

3

We will train energy and sustainability auditors on the new harmonized systems.

Across our partners we have access to a large network of ECP public managers and auditors qualified as assessors in Protocollo ITACA, 100 in KGA, 300 in BNB/BNK; 1000 in CSTB.

4

We will evaluate the public acceptance.

Through transnational surveys (AHH method and Delphi method) we will understand the applicability of the harmonized EPCs and passports.

5

We will test what we do.

That’s why we have case studies. About 100 very diverse buildings will be tested to make sure the EUB SuperHub methodology is fully functional and valid.

Reports

  • D1.1 - Quality, usability and visibility of energy and sustainability certificates in the real estate market

    The current study facilitates the understanding of the differences, the challenges, the shortcomings, and the best practices of certification systems both mandatory EPCs and from the arena of sustainability/voluntary assessment schemes, should be regionally focused or international labels.

  • D1.4 - EPCs, sustainability certifications and buildings’ green value
    This deliverable discuss existing literature about the impact of energy efficiency and sustainability improvements on the value of buildings by increasing its actual value and through the impact on operational costs.
  • D1.2 - Transnational indicators for the next generation energy certification

    Task 1.2 focuses on selecting indicators for evaluating the energy performance, sustainability, and smartness of buildings for the next generation of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Indicators are chosen based on existing transnational sets of indicators and have the potential to become Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Task 2.2 related to the definition of common transnational indicators and assessment metrics for the E-Passport. Activities include desk research, field activities with stakeholders, and prioritization based on importance and compliance with European strategies. A qualitative analysis is also conducted to determine the affordability rating of potential KPIs. The goal is to establish a taxonomy classification of fundamental indicators for the next generation of EPCs that align with the needs of market actors and fulfill the suggestions of the European Commission in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast.

  • D1.3 - Next generation energy certification: stakeholders’ needs and expectations

    Deliverable D1.3 is part of Work Package 1, specifically Task 1.3, which focuses on national policies, initiatives, and current transition challenges related to next generation Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for the EuB SuperHub project. The task ran from M2 to M10 and involved literature analysis and interviews with key national stakeholders to identify needs and expectations for next generation EPCs. European projects and interviews with stakeholders provided proposals for improving EPCs. Task 1.3 played a key role in identifying thematic areas relevant to next generation EPCs, which informed Task 1.2's selection of indicators for evaluating energy performance, sustainability, and smartness of buildings. The interlinking of Task 1.3 and Task 1.2 was crucial in achieving expected results. The document produces recommendations and reference strategies for improving the framework conditions for implementing next generation EPCs, based on literature review and stakeholder interviews, organized according to the project's key concepts of improvement, extension, harmonization, and reliability.

  • D2.1 - Use Case Scenarios and Definitions

    This deliverable provides a summary of the work conducted in Task 2.1 of the EUB SuperHub project, which focuses on defining use cases, user roles, and access rights for the platform. The objective of the task is to identify use case scenarios that meet the requirements of different users and support the development of platform functions. Various methods, such as brainstorming, user stories, and meetings with Local Advisory Teams (LAT), were used to identify use cases. Chapter 3 of the report describes the methods used in detail, along with feedback from potential users and stakeholders. Chapter 4 outlines the seven user roles in the platform, along with their characteristics and access rights in different platform modules. A preliminary list of use cases for each user role is also provided, with the final list to be defined in Task 3.1. The outcomes of this task will contribute to the development of the business logic of the platform, taking into consideration ICT standards and GDPR issues in WP3.

  • D2.3 - The EUB SuperHub Platform modules: Features and functions

    This deliverable provides a summary of the work conducted in Task 2.3 of the EUB SuperHub project, which focuses on outlining the functions and features of the platform's main modules, including the E-cockpit, Planning and Verification Tool (PVT), Virtual Marketplace (VM), and E-training module. The report is divided into five chapters, providing high-level and detailed descriptions of the functions offered by each module. The E-training module is not discussed in detail in this deliverable, as the project team decided to utilize the functionalities of the TRAIN4SUSTAIN European Skills Registry (ESR) platform for the EUB SuperHub platform. The outcomes of this task will feed into the development of tasks within WP3, including the plan of the business logic, module development, and third-party software connections via API. More information on the E-training module can be accessed via a provided link.

  • D2.4 - The digital logbook, definition of data requirements, sources, and collection process

    The construction sector lags behind other industries in terms of digitalization, with existing databases in EU countries focusing on specific topics and lacking a comprehensive database containing all relevant building data throughout a building's entire lifecycle. The European directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD directive) has led to the establishment of national databases for energy performance, but the latest proposal in December 2021 emphasizes the need for these databases to include additional data related to building renovation, smart readiness, and energy consumption. A digital building logbook that contains comprehensive building-related data throughout its lifecycle is becoming essential in the era of digitalization, serving different stakeholders with relevant information at the right time for various purposes.

  • D2.5 - The EUB SuperHub Transnational framework and passport
    This deliverable illustrates the EUB SuperHub certification scheme, a roadmap to implement it across EU and a guide to assess the KPIs of the EUB e-Passport. The document is the result of Task 2.5 linking together different project’s outputs in an innovative model of next generation EPCs
  • D4.1 − Mapping of stakeholder interaction and identification of market actors’ needs
    The objective of this report is to identify the real estate market actors’ needs and to develop an understanding of stakeholder interaction. Specifically, it aims to define the role, needs and objectives of the real estate market value chain(s) regarding the usability and marketability of the EPCs and assessment schemes, at both the individual building & district scales. To understand these value chains this task will utilise the Hubs of Activity model (after Dunphy et al. 2013), developed, refined and 10 successfully deployed, in previous projects3,4 . Using this model and building on partners’ previous work characterising construction value chains, relevant key actors will be identified and characterised. Information on interactions within the value chains will be collected through a mixed-methods approach involving e.g., surveys and semi-structured interviews, with thematic analysis of resultant transcripts.