The Horizon 2020 – funded projects ALDREN, HAPPEN, Fit-to-NZEB, iBRoad and TripleA-reno are proud to announce a new collaboration around the topic of building energy certification schemes, relevant also to building renovation passports. During their latest interaction, the projects identified potential clustering opportunities ranging from dissemination to technical activities.
There are already more than 30 existing mandatory Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) related schemes in the EU. Horizon 2020 projects should preferably avoid adding even more schemes, which would only create additional confusion and impede EU harmonisation.
The common activity agreed by ALDREN, HAPPEN, Fit-to-NZEB, iBRoad and TripleA-reno is a joint taskforce for relevant certification schemes, which would bring together and build on existing approaches around the topic, limiting the existing fragmentation. The final aim would be to contribute to a common EU (voluntary) EPC scheme, which could be adapted for each project’s focus while maintaining a common background.
Future potential steps include joint publications and events; stay tuned for more news!
In the meantime, more information about each project can be found at the links below:
- ALDREN (ALliance for Deep RENovation in buildings): https://aldren.eu/
- HAPPEN (Holistic APproach & Platform for the deep renovation of the Med residential built ENvironment): website under construction, more information
- iBRoad (Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps): https://ibroad-project.eu/
- Triple A-Reno (Renovating Europe for its citizens): https://triplea-reno.eu/
- Fit-to-NZEB (Innovative training schemes for retrofitting to nZEB-levels): http://www.fit-to-nzeb.com/
More information on the five projects’ collaboration can be found here.
News written by ALDREN and iBRoad projects