The QualDeEPC consortium partners have compiled the project’s proposal for an enhanced and converging EPC assessment and certification scheme in a Guidebook. It provides a detailed description of the set of practical concepts, policy proposals, and tools for an enhanced EPC scheme toward deep renovation, by taking into account the national context of the seven countries represented in QualDeEPC. The project’s substantial proposals both on the EU and national levels are presented comprehensively and rationally, guiding the relevant stakeholders, in particular the policymakers and competent bodies, on which steps need to be followed so as the proposals to be adapted and how the specific values can be determined in the Member States. Furthermore, this Guidebook includes the project’s proposal for defining “Deep Energy Renovation” based on a modified nZEB-based approach.
The Guidebook is one of the results of the project’s activities, which focuses on adapting the enhanced EPC assessment and certification schemes and tools, as well as Deep Renovation Network Platforms to country needs. These tools and policy proposals were developed and tested during the previous phases of QualDeEPC and were then adapted to the participating countries’ context, as presented in detail in the Report on the 7 nationally adapted enhanced assessment and certification schemes and the Report on the 7 nationally adapted Deep Renovation Network Platform concepts.
The project’s priorities A) to G) addressed are presented differently in the Guidebook compared to prior presentations, reflecting the importance of the enhanced EPC template form and the training of EPC assessors.