Open access publication titled “Long – Term Renovation Strategies, Energy Voluntary Certification Scheme and Building Renovation Passport: an overview on Energy Performance Certification tools for the European Building stock” is available in “IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science” (click here).

Main authors: M. M. Sesana (1), G. Salvalai (1), O. Greslou (2), M. Rivallain (2) and J. Zirngibl (2)

(1) Politecnico di Milano, (2) Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, CSTB


Abstract: The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU) 2018/844 has huge potential for efficiency gains in the EU building sector, including measures that should accelerate the rate of building renovation towards more energy efficient systems. Under the 2010 EPBD, all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools of energy performance assessment and certification applied across Europe face several challenges. The paper presents an overview on researches and tools for the European building stock renovation process with the goal to highlight barriers, limits and benefits to increase the energy renovation rate. The main focus is to clarify the energy performance assessment and process for the certification and the introduction of the Building Renovation Passport, considering the novelty introduced by latest regulations and standards.

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