Report on the current status of national plans, schemes and initiatives on building renovation passports
The objective of this report is to investigate how the current EPC schemes best make the link towards the BRP and the DBL to further incentivise and stimulate cost-effective deep energy renovations of buildings across Europe.
Report on the use of (cost-optimal) renovation business plans within EPC schemes
In this report, ePANACEA reports on the integration of the cost-optimal methodology into energy performance assessment and certification schemes as a tool to evaluate the economic feasibility of integrated packages of business as usual technologies and smart novel technical solutions.
This document contains the stakeholder analysis developed from the end user perspective within the ePANACEA project, in order to identify EPC end-users and other stakeholders who are more or less directly involved with EPCs and may influence end user behaviour and decision making in relation to the energy performance of their buildings.
Insights on user perceptions and needs regarding the Energy Performance Certiﬁcate (EPC)
This ePANACEA report presents the research findings from more stakeholder interviews and online workshops with end users and other stakeholders of the EPC. The report provides insights on study participants’ knowledge, perception and use of the EPC, as well as their critiques and needs regarding it. The collected critiques and needs from research participants address different levels of the EPC (implementation, generation and use of the EPC).
Fact sheet on energy related behaviour patterns in the context of buildings
Seeking to increase our understanding of energy-related building occupant behaviour for a more accurate integration of the user dimension in the ePANACEA methodology, this factsheet defines energy-related user behaviour patterns.
Report on the selection of the open-source simulation tool
ePANACEA’s advanced dynamic simulation method for energy performance assessment requires a simulation tool which fulfills a number of requirements. This report describes the selection procedure for the most suitable simulation tool.
Report on the selection of advanced occupant models
Occupant behaviour is one of the most important factors contributing to the uncertainty of building energy performance. This work explores the possible implementation of advanced occupant models into the Assessment Method 3 developed under the ePANACEA methodology for the use of calibrated models based on dynamic simulation for Energy Performance Certification of buildings.
Standardised computer file format suggestion for information exchange focused on weather servers and utility companies
This ePANACEA outcome proposes two standardised computer file formats, one for weather data and another for energy use data, in order to allow information exchange for building energy simulations across the EU.
Compendium of Testing and Demonstration Board Meetings – Updated December 2021
This document is a compendium of background information about ePANACEA’s methodology, the composition and objectives of the various boards, as well as of the outcomes from the meetings established between members of ePANACEA’s Testing and Demonstration Board (TDB). Currently, the report includes the conclusions from the first (June 2020), second (February 2021) and third (October 2021) TDB meeting.
Demonstration activities plans of each pilot country
The methodology developed within ePANACEA will be demonstrated and validated in five European pilot countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Spain) through 15 real case studies. This document contains a detailed description of the case study buildings in each of the ePANACEA pilot countries, and includes activity schedules, milestones and expected outcomes from testing and demonstrating the ePANACEA methodology.
Description of current EPC related policy framework in implementing countries
This report presents an overview of the current EPC policy and implementation frameworks in the implementing countries Austria (focus Styria), Belgium (focus Flanders), Germany, Greece, Finland and Spain, in relation to: environment, recommendations, end-user perception, technology uptake, energy assessment, and rating system