A benchmark repository
This repository will contain curated building data, certificate results and, where available, measured performance results of buildings. The repository will be publicly available for third parties (public authority, EPCs issuers, etc.) to assess the performance of the new EPC procedures. This tool will help reduce the performance gap by facilitating the evaluation of the EPC performance.
Technical guidelines for the next generation of EPCs
Based on the testing and assessment of the current and new EPC approaches, these guidelines will contain recommendations to reduce the performance gap, to implement the new KPIs (smart readiness of buildings, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, noise) in the EPCs, to present the renovation measures to the building owner and to verify and control the EPC quality.
Guidelines and tools for the exploitation of EPC data
Based on the testing and assessment of the current and new EPC approaches, these guidelines will contain recommendations to create databases for the exploitation of EPC’s data, to link with new EPC’s with concepts such as energy audits and renovation roadmaps and to elaborate tools to improve the value (information) that EPCs deliver to end-users and to market agents.
A set of guidelines for the design of people-centred EPCs
These guidelines will embody the results of the research carried out in crossCert to enhance the EPCs design for a better user experience, to improve the training and education of certified EPC issuers and to promote and market the new EPCs.
Recommendations for the harmonisation of next generation EPCs
Based on the testing and assessment of the current and new EPC approaches, recommendations for the EPC harmonisation will be elaborated considering the several EPC dimensions: technical performance, data exploitation and human factor.
An EPC knowledge exchange centre
crossCert will create a web-based repository of information on EPC approaches. This information will contain a description of the new EPC schemes and the results of the assessment carried out in crossCert: requirements (software, training of issuers, etc.), performance gap, userfriendliness, exploitation of data, advantages and drawbacks. This web-based repository will be openly available and will provide curated quality information for public authorities to configure the new EPC schemes in their regions/countries.
An EPC community forum
The harmonisation of the next-generation of EPCs will require knowledge sharing and a wide dissemination of the new methodologies. The establishment of a network for all relevant actors involved in the implementation of the new EPCs (EPCs designers, experts in building energy modeling, public authorities, EPCs issuers, construction sector stakeholders, such as architects and ESCOs, investors and end-users) will help achieve a successful implementation of the next-generation of EPCs.