Towards reliable, practical, and people-centred building energy performance certificates

Via CrossCert, Climate Alliance is helping contribute to the success of the next-generation EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates). The project is elaborating and testing guidelines and recommendations that achieve improved accuracy and usability of certificates, a people-centric design and satisfactory user experience as well as an increased homogeneity across Europe.

To achieve this goal, the project will create a product testing methodology for the new energy performance certificate of buildings approaches. It is cross-testing among energy authorities current Energy Performance Certificates and the new concepts, using more than 140 buildings in 10 European countries, and creating a public benchmarking repository of test cases. The results will then be compared and analysed and policy recommendations will be elaborated, which include potential improvements on the accuracy, usability and harmonization of Energy Performance Certificates.

Climate Alliance is part of the CrossCert Consortium and responsible for communication and dissemination activities.

Project funding period: September 2021 – August 2024
via The European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101033778.

Want to learn more? Contact Eva Suba at e.suba(at)

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