QUALICHeCK International Workshop - Renewable heating and cooling systems for buildings, 17 January 2017, Lyon, France

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 09:00 - 16:30

QUALICHeCK International workshop - International workshop on securing the compliance of product data and the quality of installed systems, to reach high levels of energy performance - will take place on 17 January 2017 (09:00-16:30) in Lyon, France.

Participation to the workshop is upon registration here. Participation is free of charge. In case of no show, a fee of 100 € may be invoiced to cover organisation costs (material, catering, etc.). A certificate of attendance will be provided upon request.


The objective of this workshop is to discuss and identify ways to better secure the compliance of renewable heating and cooling product data as well as the quality of installed systems, thereby increasing the confidence in declared values on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and achieving the expected energy performance. Three aspects will be more specifically addressed:

• how to provide compliant input data used to issue an Energy Performance Certificate;
• how to improve the quality of the installation works;
• how to enforce compliance, and how to define/apply penalties in case of non-compliance.

The workshop discussions will be based on detailed presentations of schemes that are operational or under development. Interaction between participants will allow exchanges of ideas and experience


Systems providing heating, cooling and domestic hot water to residential and commercial buildings include more and more renewable energy sources: solar thermal, heat pumps, geothermal, biomass, photovoltaics. They are covered by Commission Regulations on Ecodesign and Energy labelling. They also help to achieve the national targets defined by the Renewable Energy Directive (RES). National legislations implementing the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) require a calculation of the energy performance, with an energy rating on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This needs input data for the calculation to describe the building and the construction products, but also the performance of the systems. Input data must be compliant, i.e. determined according to the legal rules. It is also necessary that they can be found easily by the experts operating the calculation. The trend towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) implies a better execution of construction works and the increased installation of advanced technologies, such as renewable heating and cooling, requiring specific skills of the workforce in order to reach quality and good performance of the installed systems.

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