TIMEPAC Academy

La Academia TIMEPAC brinda capacitación y recursos diseñados específicamente para profesionales involucrados en la evaluación y certificación de edificios. Nuestra plataforma está dedicada a equipar a las personas con los conocimientos y habilidades esenciales necesarios para realizar la transición de certificaciones únicas a evaluaciones integrales del desempeño del edificio durante toda su vida útil.

Watch the recordings and download the presentations from the six webinars

In-class training will be conducted during April and May. Check timetable on this website

Actividades formativas

Cerrado

29/02/24 10:00 - 12:00 CET

EN

Online

Webinar 1. EPC data collection, validation and exploitation

In the context of European climate-neutrality and sustainability goals, energy performance certification is expected to become an effective assessment methodology for systematically analyzing and enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings over their successive renovation stages. 

 

This webinar aims to explore the synergies between energy performance certification, technical system inspections, and energy auditing. Our objective is to streamline the process of generating EPCs - including their generation from BIM models - by identifying the essential elements for efficient data extraction from various sources, ensuring their accuracy and reliability. We will delve into practical strategies, gathering and validating data, starting at the desktop, with a comprehensive analysis of drawings, inspection reports, and energy audits. This information will be complemented with data obtained during on-site visits, such as renovation status, size, construction materials, and insulation levels. Additionally, we will address the importance of capturing additional information about HVAC systems, lighting, appliances, occupancy rates, and space utilization patterns to assess the actual performance of buildings. The webinar will also feature insights into the TIMEPAC Code of Conduct for Smart Readiness and Sustainability Rating. 

Organizador: JSI

8 sesiones

certifiers, energy auditors, architects, engineers, energy managers, facility managers, and local public authorities

05/03/24 10:00 - 12:00 CET

EN

Online

Webinar 2. Advanced methods and tools for holistic energy renovation of buildings

The upcoming EPBD recast recommends that architects and planners utilize 3D-based modelling and simulation technologies throughout the planning, design, construction, and renovation phases of residential areas to enhance and assess building energy performance. Integrating BIM models with simulation tools can improve the assessment of building performance and support renovation efforts.

 

These digital technologies are particularly beneficial for creating building renovation passports and digital building logbooks, while incorporating smart readiness indicators and life-cycle global warming in building performance simulations. Assessing building performance with these tools enables a more comprehensive evaluation over time and facilitates the transition from one-off certification to continuous performance assessment.

 

This webinar will offer insights into using BIM models to generate EPCs for both new buildings and successive renovation stages throughout their lifespan. Practical cases will demonstrate the capabilities of available technologies.

Organizador: CYPE

5 sesiones

architects, engineers, certifiers, and local public authorities

12/03/24 10:00 - 12:00 CET

EN

Online

Webinar 3. Analysis and visualisation of EPC data and development of innovative energy services

The upcoming recast of the EPBD includes various measures to facilitate targeted financing for investments in the residential building sector and to gradually introduce minimum energy performance standards for non-residential buildings. Their ultimate aim is to decarbonize the building stock by increasing renovation and improving building energy performance. Moreover, these initiatives should lead to increased reliability, quality, and digitalization of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), with energy performance classes being established based on common criteria. 

 

In the context of the TIMEPAC project, EPCs are not perceived as mere paper-based documents; rather, they are envisioned as digital repositories of integrated information. However, the current EPCs predominantly cater for end-users, offering limited and often unreliable technical data. Consequently, the enhanced EPC should serve multiple functions, evolving into a central document accessible to various stakeholders, including end-users, energy certifiers, and local, regional, and national authorities. Thus, the next-generation energy certificate should be tailored to specific audiences and intended purposes. 

 

In this webinar, we will delve into the analysis and visualization of EPC data and its utilization in the development of innovative energy services. Our objective is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to harness EPC data for the preparation of deep energy renovation projects. Additionally, the webinar will offer insights into monitoring and verifying energy savings, including the potential role of EPCs in this process. 

Organizador: EIHP

7 sesiones

certifiers, energy auditors, architects, engineers, energy managers and facility managers

14/03/24 10:00 - 12:00 CET

EN

Online

Webinar 4. Combining EPC databases with other sources for holistic assessment of the building stock

The upcoming recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) outlines a pathway to achieve a decarbonised building stock by 2050. One of its objectives is that new buildings achieve zero emission status by 2030, compelling Member States to develop national plans for reducing primary energy consumption. In this context, energy performance certificates (EPCs) can play an instrumental role in assessing building performance and implementing large scale rehabilitation programmes. 

 

During this webinar, we will explore the potential of utilizing open data from EPCs in Catalonia to enhance their effectiveness as tools for building renovation. We will delve into how the TIMEPAC project has analysed information from this registry, identifying unreliable data and grouping buildings based on characteristics such as climatic zone, use, and year of construction in order create representative archetypes of the building stock. In the absence of data on all buildings, these archetypes serve as a valuable tool to extrapolate their characteristics to the building stock. This enables the assessment of the impact of large-scale rehabilitation measures, ensuring compliance with the EPBD objectives. Additionally, the integration of EPC databases with other sources can facilitate a comprehensive analysis of the built environment, complementing EPC data with information such as population statistics, renewable energy production, transport networks, and public amenities. Insights about this integration will also be provided during the sessions.

Organizador: La Salle-URL, ICAEN

5 sesiones

Architects, engineers, certifiers, and local public authorities

20/03/24 10:00 - 12:00 CET

EN

Online

Webinar 5. Exploitation of EPC for local, regional and national energy planning

The upcoming recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduces the national building renovation plan to support the decarbonisation of the European building stock by 2050. This requires data and models to rank the overall energy and environmental performance of the building stock. Archetypes that representative of building clusters play a crucial role in the development of a national building renovation plan, because they encapsulate the heterogeneity of the building stock characteristics. By exploiting bottom-up energy models, the archetype-based approach enhances accuracy in urban energy modelling and, in the same time, reduces model complexity. The content of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) databases, properly processed to remove erroneous data, represents a core source of information to create the archetypes, to analyse the performance status of the building stock, and to assess the effectiveness of renovation strategies. 

 

This webinar explores the potential to use EPC databases to develop an archetype-based urban building energy model, as devised in the TIMEPAC project. The webinar offers comprehensive training in the statistical analysis of the EPC database, with the goal of leveraging it for benchmarking initiatives. Examples of energy renovation scenarios both at the individual building scale (e.g., by exploiting the information provided in the Building Renovation Passport), and at broader building stock levels will be provided. The training materials cover the workflow of statistical analysis on EPC databases, quality control activities for EPC data, and the development of building stock models.

Organizador: POLITO

7 sesiones

general building experts, certifiers, local public authorities, energy agencies

22/03/24 10:00 - 12:00 CET

EN

Online

Webinar 6. Operational optimisation of building energy performance based on activities during EPC generation

The new EPBD recast aims to increase the rate of renovations of energy-inefficient buildings and improve information on energy performance. Member States shall ensure that energy performance certificates (EPCs) are affordable and issued by independent experts following an on-site visit. 

 

In the context of the TIMEPAC project, on-site visit is essential element of the EPC generation process and must be properly planned. During the on-site visit, the certifier should visually inspect the condition of the equipment, systems, and living/working spaces. During this webinar, we will explore how to combine the on-site visit with re-commissioning activities. Our goal is to empower participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide cost-effective optimization advice based on activities during EPC generation. Re-commissioning (Re-Co) is the expression used to describe an energy-system operation-optimization service in existing buildings. It focuses on improving the overall performance of a building by investigating and improving how systems operate together. It consists of a rapid energy audit of the buildings, focused on a check and re-set of the energy system’s operating parameters. Even though they might give rise to some additional costs, Re-Co services can be carried out successfully and be a cost-effective part of the EPC-generation process because they will generate additional benefits for the owners and building users. The webinar will also provide insights into the monitoring and targeting techniques and comparing the existing with the expected performance.

Organizador: JSI

8 sesiones

certifiers, energy auditors, architects, engineers, energy managers and facility managers

07/05/24 - 09/05/24 9:30 - 14:00 CET

CA/ES

Barcelona, España

Combinación de bases de datos de certificados energéticos con otras fuentes para facilitar la evaluación integral del parque edificado

La reciente aprobación de la reformulación de la Directiva sobre el eficiencia energética de los Edificios (EPBD, en sus siglas in inglés) traza una senda para lograr un parque de edificios descarbonizado para el año 2050, un objetivo ambicioso y necesario para mitigar el cambio climático. Esta directiva es un instrumento clave de la estrategia “Renovation Wave” para aumentar la tasa anual de renovación de los edificios en los países europeos.

 

Según la nueva EPBD, cada Estado miembro tendrá que establecer un plan nacional de renovación   para garantizar la renovación del parque de edificios residenciales y no residenciales. Para ello será necesario, en primer lugar, conocer el estado de los edificios existentes a partir de los datos disponibles. A este respecto, el contenido de las bases de datos de los certificados de eficiencia energética, complementado con otras fuentes de datos como las inspecciones de edificios, los pasaportes de renovación o la información sobre producción de energía renovable, desempeña un papel crucial a la hora de evaluar del estado de los edificios y determinar las medidas necesarias para su mejora.

 

En este curso exploraremos el potencial de utilizar la información recogida en la base de datos de certificados energéticos gestionada por el ICAEN en Cataluña para crear planes de renovación de edificios a gran escala. Presentaremos a los participantes los procedimientos desarrollados en el proyecto TIMEPAC para analizar el contenido de esta base de datos, identificando los datos poco fiables y agrupando los edificios en función de sus características, zona climática, uso y año de construcción, con el fin de crear arquetipos representativos del parque de edificios. Además, profundizaremos en la creación de planes de renovación que integren los datos de los certificados con otros datos socioeconómicos y urbanísticos.

 

El curso está especialmente dirigido al personal de la administración pública involucrado en la renovación del parque de edificios, así como a consultores energéticos y otros expertos dedicados a la evaluación y certificación de edificios. 

Organizador: La Salle-URL, ICAEN

12 sesiones

Técnicos de administraciones locales, arquitectos, consultores

21/05/24 - 22/05/24 8:30 - 14:00 CET

SL/EN

Ljubljana, Slovenia

EPC data collection, validation and exploitation

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) currently play a significant role in the European Union's efforts to enhance building energy efficiency, which aligns with broader climate-neutrality and sustainability goals. Despite their wide usage, the implementation of EPCs across EU member states has been varied and inconsistent. This variation affects the scope, information quality, comparability, and user-friendliness of EPCs, limiting their acceptance by users and hindering market penetration.

 

This course is designed to uncover the practical synergies among energy performance certification, technical building system inspections, and energy auditing. Our aim is to optimize the process of EPC generation, including their creation from Building Information Modeling (BIM) models. Emphasizing hands-on experience, we will navigate through effective strategies for data collection and validation, ensuring both precision and reliability. Starting from office-based analysis of architectural drawings, inspection reports, and energy audit reports, we will extend our exploration to on-site assessments to capture details about the renovation progress, building elements, construction materials, and metering infrastructure. Further, we will discuss how to gather and use additional data on HVAC systems, lighting, appliances, occupancy, and space utilization to accurately evaluate building energy performance.

 

This course will also include practical insights and experiences aligned with the SRI auditing and TIMEPAC Code of Conduct for Smart Readiness and Sustainability Rating, ensuring participants leave with actionable knowledge and skills.

Organizador: JSI

16 sesiones

Certifiers, energy auditors, architects, engineers, energy managers, facility managers, and local public authorities

23/05/24 - 30/05/24 9:30 - 14:00 CET

ES

Barcelona, España

Métodos avanzados y herramientas para una rehabilitación energética de edificios desde una perspectiva holística

La revisión de la Directiva relativa a la eficiencia energética de los edificios (EPBD) recientemente adoptada, recomienda el uso de modelos digitales y herramientas de simulación en todas las fases de diseño, construcción y renovación de edificios con el fin de mejorar su eficiencia energética.
Estas tecnologías son especialmente adecuadas para crear pasaportes de renovación y registros digitales de los edificios, al tiempo que facilitan la incorporación del indicador de preparación inteligente (Smart Readiness Indicator) y la contribución de los edificios al calentamiento global a lo
largo de su ciclo de vida. Su uso permite una evaluación más exhaustiva a lo largo del tiempo y facilita la transición de la certificación puntual a la evaluación continua de la eficiencia energética.


Este curso es una introducción a los métodos y herramientas de evaluación y renovación de la eficiencia de los edificios y su renovación. Comienza describiendo la recientemente aprobada (EPBD) y, a continuación, explora la aplicación de la tecnología BIM a la generación de certificados de
eficiencia energética durante el proceso de renovación. El flujo de trabajo se ajustará a las directrices de TIMEPAC relativas al pasaporte de renovación de edificios, teniendo en cuenta el consumo de energía y los factores económicos y medioambientales. Los ejercicios se centrarán en edificios públicos y residenciales.

Organizador: CYPE, ICAEN, La Salle

12 sesiones

Arquitectos, Ingenieros, auditores energéticos y certificadores 

23/05/24 - 24/05/24 8:30 - 14:00 CET

HR/EN

Zagreb, Croatia

Analysis and visualization of EPC data and development of innovative energy service

The mission of this training is to empower general building experts and professionals to properly extract and visualize EPC data and to utilize that data for the creation of innovative energy services. After two days of training each participant will be receive training materials related to the building information modelling (BIM), dynamic simulation of energy demand, extraction of data from various sources, connecting EPC with real consumption data and monitoring and verification of energy savings will be provided. 


Special focus of planned exercises will be related with the transformation of EPC data into a Renovation Passport and the exploitation of the EPC data for the preparation of deep energy renovation projects and projects based on innovative energy services to foster deep energy renovation programs.

Organizador: EIHP

11 sesiones

Certifiers, energy auditors, architects, engineers, energy managers, EPC experts, designers and for everyone who is involved in building renovation

28/05/24 - 29/05/24 8:30 - 14:30 CET

SL/EN

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Operational optimisation of building energy performance based on activities during EPC generation

The primary goal of the energy performance assessment of buildings is to provide essential insights into energy consumption, support the extensive energy renovation of buildings, and facilitate informed and cost-effective decisions. Re-commissioning (Re-Co) refers to the activities involved in fine-tuning building systems to ensure optimal performance. This process addresses issues that arise over a building's lifespan, such as aging equipment or changes in how spaces are used by occupants, and focuses on enhancing overall building performance by optimizing the operation of systems together.

 

The recently approved recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) underscores the critical importance of on-site visits in producing accurate and reliable Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). In this course, participants will learn firsthand how to integrate various activities (EPC generation, energy auditing, and Re-Co) and provide solid recommendations for improving the energy performance of buildings. We will explore the Re-Co process in detail, which includes conducting a rapid energy audit and adjusting system operating parameters to boost building performance. Although this may result in some additional costs, the long-term benefits for property owners and occupants can be substantial. Additionally, the course will delve into techniques for monitoring and comparing actual versus expected building performance, ensuring participants gain practical experience and insights into the entire process. This practical approach guarantees that participants not only learn theoretical concepts but also understand how to effectively apply them in real-world scenarios.

Organizador: JSI

16 sesiones

Certifiers, energy auditors, architects, engineers, energy managers and facility managers

29/05/24 - 30/05/24 9:00 - 18:30 CET

IT

Torino, Italy

Exploitation of EPC for local, regional and national energy planning

The Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) database, along with other data sources, serves as a valuable tool for understanding the energy efficiency of existing buildings, crucial for developing effective energy retrofit strategies and implementing the EU targets. The TIMEPAC project has devised a methodology leveraging EPC information to identify building archetypes, aiding in urban-scale energy modelling. In addition, to effectively reach the forthcoming decarbonisation target, new indicators and methods for holistic building performance assessment are foreseen in the TIMEPAC enhanced EPC, in line with the updating of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). To facilitate effective interventions at the building level while also evaluating their broader impact at the building stock level, the renovation passport, a product of the EPBD's 2018 update, could be a pivotal instrument. 

 

In this context, the training aims at spreading the TIMEPAC approach to exploit EPCs for local, regional and national energy planning by: (i) extracting and processing EPC data, and generating representative buildings (archetypes) for predicting the building energy demand at different scales; (ii) calculating and presenting a new set of indicators, such as the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI), parameters related to occupant comfort, costs, environment and energy; (iii) applying the methodology to create the Renovation Passport in such a way to set up an effective building renovation roadmap moving from the building to the building stock scale.

Organizador: POLITO

18 sesiones

General building experts, certifiers, local public authorities, energy agencies

05/06/24 9:00 - 17:00 CET

DE

Vienna, Austria

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.
 

Organizador: SERA

12 sesiones

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

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