On the 07th of September 2022, frESCO was presented by Juan Antonio Aranda Uson (CIRCE) at the joint workshop within the NextGenEPCs Cluster, at Sustainable Places 2022.
Energy performance certificates (EPCs) are becoming the centre piece of the EPBD being linked to all the other policy instruments (e.g. SRI, Digital Building Logbooks, Renovation Roadmaps & Passports, Level(s)…) and soon to be used as reference for financing building performance activities. Thus, they withhold the highest potential to ensure an EPB coherence framework for all instruments to flawlessly work together.
Considering that it’s now our last chance to really make a difference in the buildings sector we need to increasingly consider measuring building performance and adding operational rating to guarantee building actually perform as intended in operation.
There isn’t yet a single acknowledged way in doing this and if we’re to be effective in achieving the EU’s climate and energy goals and fully leverage the digitalization of the built environment in the process there should be at least an overall framework to be followed as guideline.
The main goal of this workshop is to ensure an open co-creation process maximizing quality, relevance, utility and effectiveness while avoiding reinventing the wheel and ensure a coordinated and convergent approach. Such an approach would greatly support the digital transformation of the EU’s building stock which in turn will enable and facilitate to arrive by 2050 at healthy, safe, efficient, flexible and zero-emission buildings for the people.
The workshop was attended by around 50 people, considering online and physical attendance.
frESCO presentation is available here.
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