Energy Performance Certificates, Sustainability and SRI Ratings

It is widely accepted that reducing the energy consumption of buildings is one of the key instruments used to achieve the EU climate and energy goals. The built environment is responsible for 50% of all extracted materials, (25%-30%) waste streams and 40% of the energy consumption. The EU Energy certification of buildings (EPC) introduced in 2002 (EPBD (2002/91/EC) as key instruments to enable achieving Europe’s energy and climate policies. Through the combination of financial incentives and performance targets, the EPCs was set to transform the real estate market by creating a demand-driven market for energy efficiency in the building sector. In retrospect, studies show that the EPCs are still far from of achieving the anticipated market transformation and energy consumption reduction.

EuB SuperHub wants the EPC to reach its market disruptive potential by on leveraging on the powers of the 4.0 era and the digital twin technology to transform the process of storing, maintain and communicating the EPC. The EuB SuperHub certification scheme and tools are designed to enable the creation of demand driven marker by addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders groups with an online hub (one-stop shop) platform that uses a harmonized criteria.

The harmonized criteria will enable holistic assessments of building and districts on basis of the EU EVCS, Level(s) and SRI indicators. The EuB SuperHub platform and framework goal is to tie the „distributed” systems, assessment schemes and market actors under common hub (one-stop shop).