A common European EPB Assessment and Certification scheme. U-CERT's proposal


  • Pablo Carnero Instituto Valenciano de la Edificación
  • Dick van Dijk Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) Center
  • Niccolo Mignani Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
  • Gabriela Ana Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) Center




EPB standards, EPC, EPBD, user-friendliness, digitalisation, indicators, calculation


Buildings are responsible for great share of the global GHG emissions. Increasing buildings’ energy efficiency is crucial to decarbonise the EU. For energy performance policies and requirements to have actual impact on buildings’ direct and indirect emissions is crucial to develop robust, accurate, meaningful and user-friendly assessments and certification schemes. This paper presents a methodology .to calculate building energy performance fully compliant with EPB Standards. Also, it proposes a selection of holistic indicators aiming to overcome shortcomings of national energy performance certificates, while being compliant with the latest version of the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD). The results have the ambition of laying the foundation for a common European EPB assessment and certification scheme.




How to Cite

Carnero, P., van Dijk, D., Mignani, N., & Ana, G. (2022). A common European EPB Assessment and Certification scheme. U-CERT’s proposal. CLIMA 2022 Conference. https://doi.org/10.34641/clima.2022.279

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