The new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: approaches to implementation, data and tools

The recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was adopted by Member States on 12 April 2024. The approaches presented in this seminar are based on the EU project TIMEPAC, which developed proposals and tools for the implementation of the recast EPBD. The TIMEPAC Academy organised webinars in English on data, tools, indicators, building renovation and energy efficiency in March 2024, which can be accessed here: https://academy.timepac.eu/. This first face-to-face event in German provides a condensed overview of the content, opportunities and upcoming changes, with a focus on single-building retrofits and large-scale renovations. The recast EPBD 2024 introduces additional requirements, but also offers freedom of implementation and therefore the opportunity to act efficiently and effectively. This seminar will present and discuss the changes with a focus on renovation and possible new implementations based on the results of the TIMEPAC project. The seminar will help you to prepare for the upcoming implementation of the EPBD in Austria, to gain a competitive advantage and to anticipate the reactions of the industry.


Topics to be covered include the Energy Performance Certificate compared to the Renovation Passport, data repositories, data availability and reliability, planning and progress reporting, and the further development of the long-term renovation strategy in Austria. The course is specifically aimed at companies in the construction and real estate sector, universities, energy and building professionals and the public sector.
 

Aimed at

Professionals in the energy and building sector, companies from the construction and real estate sector, teaching staff at universities, public sector 

Date

05 06 2024

Time

From 9:00 to 17:00 CET

Sessions

12 sessions

Organizer

SERA

Place

Vienna, Austria

Venue

RENOWAVE.AT e.G., Schottenfeldgasse 12/1, A-1070 Wien

Language

DE

Sessions

Welcome I Overview of the program

5/6/2024 9:00–9:15 (CET) | DE

The recast EPBD 2024 at a glance

5/6/2024 9:15–10:00 (CET) | DE

The TIMEPAC project and the most important results are briefly presented. This is followed by an overview of the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) 2024. The focus is on the following topics:

  • Key elements for renovation 
  • Interrelationships and interactions with other regulations 
  • Timetable for implementation: what is due when?
  • What do we already have, what do we still need?

Lecturer: Susanne Geissler

Article 12 Renovation Passport

5/6/2024 10:00–10:45 (CET) | DE

Article 12 is briefly presented. This is followed by an explanation of the approaches to implementing the renovation passport developed in TIMEPAC. Among other things, the different levels of detail and the associated costs and benefits are discussed, as well as how to deal with the building system boundary in relation to the goal of zero emission buildings. The following topics will be addressed:

  • The renovation passport compared to the energy performance certificate 
  • Dealing with neighbourhood approaches 
  • Costs and benefits of the renovation passport

Lecturer: Susanne Geissler

Break

5/6/2024 10:45–11:00 (CET)

Article 19 Energy Performance Certificates

5/6/2024 11:00–11:45 (CET) | DE

There are more precise and new requirements for the energy performance certificate, including the indicators to be listed. TIMEPAC has developed approaches for the enhanced energy performance certificate, which will be presented. The following topics will be discussed:  

  • Zero-emission building
  • New indicators, e.g. for improving indoor climate quality 
  • Provisions on the recommendations

Lecturer: Susanne Geissler

Article 16 Data exchange

5/6/2024 11:45–12:30 (CET) | DE

Data availability is a key issue for the renovation of existing buildings. For the first time, there are provisions for this in the EPBD. In TIMEPAC, approaches have been analysed to determine which data repositories can be used for the creation of renovation passports, and which challenges still need to be solved. The following topics are covered:

  • Access and interoperability
  • Databases and tools for creating renovation concepts 
  • Digital building logbook

Lecturer: Bettina Sticher

Break | Networking

5/6/2024 12:30–13:30 (CET)

Article 22 Databases for the energy performance of buildings

5/6/2024 13:30–14:15 (CET) | DE

Energy performance certificate databases are not only used for the independent control system but are able to fulfil other functions. The recast EPBD 2024 makes national databases mandatory and extends their scope beyond energy performance certificates to other data sources. For the first time, there are more precise provisions to ensure the usability of the data. In TIMEPAC, the main focus has been on the combination of energy performance certificates and renovation passports, which will be discussed in more detail:

  • Database connection of energy performance certificates and renovation passports
  • Data quality requirements (purpose-specific)
  • Cost data (renovation measures)

Lecturer: Bettina Sticher

Article 3 National building renovation plan

5/6/2024 14:15–15:00 (CET) | DE

The national building renovation plan is a further development of the long-term renovation strategy and is characterised by more detailed specifications in order to achieve better comparability between Member States. The aim is to report on progress compared to planning. In TIMEPAC, an approach has been developed to characterise the building stock using typical buildings. These so-called archetypes are defined on the basis of data from the energy performance certificate database. This method is presented in the context of the new national building renovation plan:

  • Further development of the long-term renovation strategy 
  • Planning and reporting progress 
  • Data sources and building archetypes as a bridging solution 

Lecturer: Susanne Geissler

Break

5/6/2024 15:00–15:15 (CET)

Article 17 Financial incentives, competences and market barriers

5/6/2024 15:15–16:00 (CET) | DE

This session focuses on the implementation of renovation measures based on the renovation passport. TIMEPAC has been working on how to make the renovation passport an efficient and effective tool to facilitate the financing of stock improvements. The following issues will be addressed:

  • Data availability, data security and reliability
  • Energy poverty, vulnerable households 
  • Easier access to subsidies for refurbishment of existing buildings

Lecturer: Bettina Sticher

Summarising discussion and outlook

5/6/2024 16:00–17:00 (CET) | DE

The transformation of the building stock towards zero emission buildings requires a stronger link between the building level and local spatial planning. The usability of renewable energies and the possibility to connect to heating and cooling networks are determined by local spatial planning and energy planning. It is also possible to identify target areas for renovation. Data from existing databases can be used for this purpose. The following priorities are covered:

  • Local spatial planning and zero-emission buildings 
  • Building logbook and municipal databases (GIS, zoning and development planning) 
  • Procedure for the designation of redevelopment target areas 

Lecturer: Susanne Geissler

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