The EU has selected for funding our crossCert project on Cross Assessment of Energy Certificates in Europe. The proposal was submitted to calls H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 / H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-2, and the project will run as project  number 101033778 from 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Aug 2024.

The consortium led by GFN comprises twelve partners from eleven European countries. The total budget is close to €2M.

The crossCert project is based on knowledge exchange between European stakeholders on existing and new  Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) in several Member States. This exchange includes extensive cross testing between European countries and the establishment of an internet-based EPC Knowledge Exchange Centre.

The crossCert Consortium will:

  1. cross-test among energy authorities current Energy Performance Certificates and the new approaches/concepts/initiatives, using more than 140 buildings in 10 European countries, and create a public benchmarking repository of test cases.
  2. Compare and analyse the results between different approaches.
  3. Elaborate policy recommendations, which include potential improvements on the accuracy, usability and harmonisation.
  4. Engage networks and alliances for analysis and for outreach.

All project partners will recommend procedures and guidelines to ensure the quality and value of the new EPCs and that they meet the new EU requirements. This process consists of assessing the new EPC against indicators such as accuracy, data integration, replicability, understandability, verifiability or data use. A methodology is developed to assess these indicators in a quantifiable way.