The crossCert project is based on knowledge exchange between European stakeholders on existing and new Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) in several Member States. This exchange includes extensive cross-certification between European countries and the establishment of an internet-based EPC Knowledge Exchange Centre.
crossCert is a Horizon 2020 project creating a product testing methodology for the new energy performance certificate of buildings approaches. The crossCert Consortium:
- is cross-testing among energy authorities current Energy Performance Certificates and the new approaches/concepts/initiatives, using more than 140 buildings in 10 European countries, and creating a public benchmarking repository of test cases.
- Compares and analyses the results between different approaches.
- Elaborates policy recommendations, which include potential improvements on the accuracy, usability and harmonisation.
- Engages networks and alliances for analysis and for outreach.
All project partners recommend procedures and guidelines to ensure the quality and value of the new EPCs and that they meet the new EU requirements. This process consists of assessing the new EPC against indicators such as accuracy, data integration, replicability, understandability, verifiability or data use. A methodology is developed to assess these indicators in a quantifiable way.