Thu 29 Feb
Seminars and Conferences

EPC Data Collection, Validation, and Exploitation

The TIMEPAC project, funded by the European Union, is proud to announce the launch of the TIMEPAC Academy—an innovative learning platform designed to shape Europe's new energy performance landscape. As we strive to meet ambitious climate targets and tackle energy poverty, the TIMEPAC Academy invites building experts across Europe to enhance their knowledge of certification methods, tools, and training necessary to support the renovation of Europe’s building stock. In alignment with the upcoming European Union’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), TIMEPAC is dedicated to fostering a comprehensive approach to building assessment and certification. The TIMEPAC Academy is a free learning platform committed to providing industry professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in evaluating and certifying building energy performance.

The inaugural series of six training webinars will cover a range of topics essential for professionals in the building sector to understand how building certification can be improved, and enhanced. These webinars are tailored for certifiers, energy auditors, architects, engineers, energy managers, facility managers, energy agencies, and local public authorities, offering insights into the latest developments in the EPBD and key energy-saving techniques.

The first of the six seminars is titled "EPC Data Collection, Validation, and Exploitation" and will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

In the context of European climate-neutrality and sustainability goals, energy performance certification is expected to become an effective assessment methodology for systematically analyzing and enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings over their successive renovation stages. This webinar aims to explore the synergies between energy performance certification, technical system inspections, and energy auditing. Our objective is to streamline the process of generating EPCs — including their generation from BIM models by identifying the essential elements for efficient data extraction from various sources, ensuring their accuracy and reliability. We will delve into practical strategies, gathering and validating data, starting at the desktop, with a comprehensive analysis of drawings, inspection reports, and energy audits. This information will be complemented with data obtained during on-site visits, such as renovation status, size, construction materials, and insulation levels. Additionally, we will address the importance of capturing additional information about HVAC systems, lighting, appliances, occupancy rates, and space utilization patterns to assess the actual performance of buildings. The webinar will also feature insights into the TIMEPAC Code of Conduct for Smart Readiness and Sustainability Rating.

For more information on the webinar please refer to the training program and visit the TIMEPAC Academy website to register, or write at this email of Boris Sučić.

The consortium has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 101033819 as part of the call “LC-SC3-B4E-4-2020 – Next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification”.