EPC projects of H2020 (2019-2020-2021) and joint ventures in 2021

In the latest rounds of H2020 calls for proposals, the next generation EPCs topic saw several projects excel and consequently get funded by the European Commission. Currently, 11 of those projects are running, all addressing the topic from usability of EPCs, calculation methods, policies and financing, building log-books and passports, etc.

EUB SuperHub was kindly invited to introduce its activities and objectives to and with the sister projects back in June and immediately found itself among peers that share the same aim to explore complementarities, gaps, and synergies among themselves. It was interesting to see how mind-map technology was applied to these projects and to identify how the pieces fit together and how the sister projects can join forces to enhance each other or avoid overlaps.

Besides ongoing everyday dissemination activities, EUB SuperHub was invited to jointly propagate project news and updates at two major European events.

At the Sustainable Places conference (SP2021), a hybrid event hosted in Rome, Italy, from the 28th of September to the 1st of October, EPC sister projects organised the hybrid workshop on "Building Energy Performance  Certificates (EPCs): The enabler Smart Readiness  Indicator (SRI)". Watch the recording here.

In the framework of the EUSEW (EU Sustainability Energy Week) 2021, EUB SuperHub participated in the webinar "Making buildings fit for energy transition" on the Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates, together with the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA), the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and Environment (FEDARENE) and the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). The recording of the webinar is available here.

This is an exciting time for the EPC projects cluster: the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast process and consultations are ongoing and the Commission will soon present its proposed revision to help deliver EU initiatives and programmes, such as the Renovation Wave and the climate ambition for 2030 and 2050.