CCT1 Technical elements

CCT1 leads the work and reports progress on the following articles of the EPBD:

• Article 3 on the adoption of a methodology for calculating the energy performance of buildings;
• Article 5 on the calculation of cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements;
• Article 8 on electro-mobility;
• Annex I on a Common general framework for the calculation of energy performance of buildings;
• Annex III on a Comparative methodology framework to identify cost-optimal levels of energy performance requirements for buildings and building elements.

CCT1 will thus build further on experiences from cost-optimality calculations, and support Member States in the process of implementation. It will also work on identifying and overcoming new challenges, which arise from this process.

In parallel, CCT1 will discuss progress achieved by Member States in integrating electro-mobility aspects into building regulations. A new Article 8 in the EPBD, amending Directive EU 2018/844, deals with electro-mobility in connection to the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (Directive 2014/94/EU), where it has become apparent that a large portion of electrical charging of vehicles takes place in the private sector. Therefore, a new objective of the EPBD is to support the development of national requirements for electrical charging points and the necessary ducting infrastructure. Member States must before 10 March 2021 set requirements for new buildings and major renovations. All non-residential buildings with more than 20 parking spaces must comply with these Member States’ requirements by 1 January 2025.

Furthermore, CCT1 will share Member States’ experiences on implementation of the new CEN EPB standards. This will build further on previous work of the CA EPBD on the implementation of the first and second version of the CEN EPB standards for calculating energy performance of buildings.

CCT1 will explore similarities and/or differences between the Directive on energy related products (Directive 2009/125/EC) and EPBD procedures. Discussions will look at the holistic approach against more prescriptive elements, as well as the needs and possibilities regarding easy access to reliable input data for energy performance calculations.

Additional key topics that will be covered by CCT1 are:

• quality control procedures for the calculation tools used in the Member States;
• certification and inspection;
• handling of technical systems as part of the overall energy performance evaluation.

Renewable energy will be taken into account in CCT1 as part of the energy performance evaluation of new and existing buildings.

CCT1 will thus have significant interaction with all other CA EPBD Core Teams and will collaborate also with the other Concerted Actions, and especially with the Concerted Action on the Renewable Energy Sources Directive, and other relevant initiatives.

Lead by the Danish Building Institute, Aalborg University (Denmark) – Kirsten Engelund Thomsen