Building performance indicators and IEQ assessment procedure for the next generation of EPC-s

Karl Villem Võsa*, Andrea Ferrantelli, Dragomir Tzanev, Kamen Simeonov, Pablo Carnero, Carlos Espigares, Miriam Navarro Escudero, Pedro Vicente Quiles, Thibault Andrieu, Florian Battezzati, Katia Cordeiro, Francis Allard, Zoltan Magyar, Giusy Turturiello, Luca Alberto Piterà, Simona D'Oca, Eric Willems, Peter Veld Op 'T, Andrei Vladimir Litiu, Cǎtǎlin LunguTiberiu Catalina, Jarek Kurnitski

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In the current implementation of EPC-s, the assessment focus is purely on the energy consumption data. For the next generation of EPC-s, new performance indicators are proposed to address relevant building performance aspects, such as sustainability, productivity and market value. These indicators would enable evidence-based decision-making processes and facilitate the delivery of renovation triggers. Within the EPC framework, the problem is not the availability of such performance indicators, but the assessment effort required. Only easily available data can justifiably be introduced to bulk EPC-s, either as direct complementary input or as a performance indicator. Availability of such data was analysed from case studies that included EPC-s from 11 EU member states, mainly non-residential buildings. Analysed data included relevant HVAC information such as ventilation air flows, heating and cooling set-points and installed power, but also output data, such as EPC classes, net and primary energy need and GHG emissions. Based on our findings, we outlined two different development paths-one for existing buildings and one for new buildings and major renovations. Two categories of complementary indicators to energy are proposed-IEQ and power indicators.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13003
Number of pages9
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Cold Climate HVAC Conference - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 18 Apr 202121 Apr 2021

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