Next generation of energy certification: stakeholders’ needs and expectations

Are you interested to know what are the needs and expectations of the building actors regarding energy certification? Let’s have a look at the public Deliverable 1.3 of EUB SuperHub!

It consists of the identification of needs and expectations of public institutions and market actors in relation to next generation of EPCs.

The deliverable D1.3 will be published soon on the EUB SuperHub web site. It consists of the identification of needs and expectations of public institutions and market actors in relation to next generation of EPCs.


Firstly, policy papers, initiatives, articles, conference papers, results of EU projects were analysed with a combined contribution from all partners involved. They provided an overview of the local needs in the short and medium term.

The literature reviews at national level mainly reflect governmental needs and recommendations. Interviews have been therefore essential to complement this vision with other stakeholders' points of view.

European projects, including part of EUB SuperHub sisters project (ePanacea, D2EPC, QualDeEPC, U-Cert and X-tendo.), have proposed ways of improving the EPC fitting. These directions already provide some proposals to address the recommendations identified in this literature review and has been listed into this document.


Secondly, each partner has identified the key national stakeholders for the future EPC and has conducted an interview to collect feedbacks:

  • IISBE and UNI for Italian actors,
  • GEONARDO for Hungarian actors,
  • HM for German actors,
  • EIHP for Croatian actors,
  • EIV for Austrian actors,
  • UCC for Irish actors,
  • CSTB for French actors.

The interviews have been conducted regarding six questions with the aim of fostering an open discussion:

  • In your opinion, have EPCs helped you in your day-to-day work? Has it been successful? 
  • How can we make EPC more attractive/ more useful?
  • What kind of indicators and information can we include in the EPC, in addition to energy?
  • To which extent do you think it is necessary to improve the process of EPCs
  • and their quality / credibility, knowing that it could be more expensive?
  • How do you imagine an EU building passport? What should it look like and how to use it?


Based on the various results of the literature analysis and interviews, a list of the thematic areas has been identified for the KPI study carried out in task 1.2 and to prepare a user-friendly Survey, capable of providing feedback from the stakeholders whose suggestions about next generation of EPC are considered very relevant for the activity.

This survey helped in checking the priority of each of the thematic areas identified, through a “bottom-up” approach, by considering the opinion of the stakeholders involved, coming from different European countries. 


To conclude, this document has produced recommendations and reference strategies for improving the framework conditions for fostering the implementation of the next generation of EPCs. These recommendations, based on the literature review and interviews, have been organized according to the 4 key-concepts of the project: improvement, extension, harmonisation and reliability.