D^2EPC won the Standards + Innovation Awards in the category “Project award”

Oct 30, 2023

​​We are proud and excited to share with you an amazing achievement of the D^2EPC project!

D^2EPC won the 2023 edition of the CEN and CENELEC Standards + Innovation Awards in the category “Project award” during the event "EU knowledge valorisation stakeholder event: Making research results work for society", hosted by the European Commission on the 26th October 2023. This year, 15 nominations were presented in the Project category, 9 in the Individual Researcher category, and 9 in the new Young Researcher category.

​D^2EPC created a permanent standardisation working group dealing with operational energy performance assessment, CEN/TC 371/WG 5, and was nominated by the standardisation body of Cyprus, CYS.

The award was collected by Dr.-Ing. Paris A. Fokaides, convenor of the WG, which has as Secretariat the Spanish standardisation body UNE, in the person of Aitor Aragón. The WG is currently developing a standard for operational rating of the energy performance of buildings and this activity will continue via two other research projects: Chronicle and SmartLivingEPC.


Final newsletter is out

Aug 31, 2023

​With this newsletter, we are concluding the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project on Next-generation Dynamic Digital EPCs for Enhanced Quality and User Awareness. After 3 successful years, we are happy to present the results.

Read the newsletter here.


Final Press Release

Aug 30, 2023

​​The fourth and final press release is here!

The D^2EPC project has come to an end. After 36 months of hard work and dedication, the Horizon 2020 project presents its final results. Thanks to the efforts of the 13 members of the consortium, the concept of the Next Generation Dynamic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings has been introduced and established in order to empower the regular energy classification of buildings and allow for an EU-wide deployment.

Read more about it here.​

News Archive

Final consortium meetingJul 25, 2023

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Final consortium meeting

Jul 25, 2023

​On the 12th and 13th of July, D^2EPC partners met at the consortium meeting for the final time before the completion of the project in August this year. The meeting took place in Delft, The Netherlands, and was hosted by partner DEMO Consultants. On the first day, we started with the presentation about Project Management which was given by project coordinator CERTH. We continued with WP1 where some tasks are currently in their third and final period. In WP2 presentations, updates regarding additional indicators were given, followed by a short coffee break. Further on we continued with the technical WPs where progress on the D^2EPC platform and its modules was demonstrated. After that, we sat down for lunch. The final presentations of the first day were dedicated to the demonstration WP, followed by the workshop on the evaluation & assessment of D^2EPC pilots. In the evening we gathered for the social dinner and enjoyed the evening with some good food. On the second day, we reviewed the work performed within the policy-related WP and we evaluated communication and dissemination activities. We concluded the day and the meeting with the workshop on the adoption of standardization for the operational rating.

​In this meeting, we were able to see the great progress we achieved in the past period, as most of the tasks and results are now in their final stage. The whole consortium worked hard throughout the 3 years of the project enabling all the pieces to finally come together. It is a pleasure to work in a group of so many competent partners where collaboration did not bring just good results but also good friendships that were formed through the thick and thin of the project.

D^2EPC nominated as a candidate for the S+I Awards 2023 of CEN/CENELECJul 17, 2023

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D^2EPC nominated as a candidate for the S+I Awards 2023 of CEN/CENELEC

Jul 17, 2023

D^2EPC has been nominated in the project category as a candidate for the “Standardisation+Innovation Awards 2023" of CEN/CENELEC, the European standardisation body. D^2EPC proposes a new generation of energy performance certificates (EPCs) of buildings that integrate dynamic sensors and BIM.

CYS (Cyprus) has nominated this project, in which two national standardisation bodies have participated: UNE (Spain) and ASI (Austria). The standardisation has been integrated as a source of relevant information and as a tool to disseminate the results. For this purpose, the project has participated in CEN/TC 371, dealing with the energy performance of buildings, and proposed the creation of CEN/TC 371/WG 5 for operational EPCs, with Paris A. Fokaides as convenor and UNE as Secretariat.

​This is a significant achievement for the project and a testament to the hard work and innovation it represents. The nomination has been acknowledged, and the list of nominees, including D2EPC, has been published on the CEN-CEN​ELEC website.

Sustainable places 2023Jun 21, 2023

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Sustainable places 2023

Jun 21, 2023

​​​​​D^2EPC was represented at the Sustainable Places 2023 by Nikos Katsaros from CERTH. He participated in the workshop "Digitalisation Of Energy Performance Assessment To Enable Retrofits" which was organized in collaboration with InCUBE, REHOUSE, SmartLivingEPC, CHRONICLE and EPC RECAST. The workshop took place on the 15th of June in Madrid, Spain. Sustainable Places is an annual international conference that brings together researchers, industry professionals, and policymakers to discuss and showcase the latest advancements in sustainable building and urban planning. ​

Joint Final Conference - Press ReleaseJun 21, 2023

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Joint Final Conference - Press Release

Jun 21, 2023

​Three EU-funded Horizon 2020 projects, D^2EPC, E-DYCE and ePANACEA, joined forces in organizing a final conference to present their outcomes, as all of them are reaching their end after 3 years of hard work. The event was held physically on the 24th of May 2023 at La Plaza Hotel in Brussels. The conference focused on “Next Generation Energy Performance Assessment, Rating and Certification: Towards a Smart and Decarbonised Future for European Buildings” where each project presented its own findings on how to optimize and extend the use of Energy Performance Certificates.

Read the full press release here!

The conference included summary presentations of outcomes by the 3 projects’ partners, as well as insightful contributions and roundtable discussions with EU experts. The event was live-streamed and can be watched in whole here.

You can find video slots from D^2EPC presentations in the following links:

D^2EPC is organizing a training sessionJun 20, 2023

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D^2EPC is organizing a training session

Jun 20, 2023

​D^2EPC is organizing a training session on the 29th of June!

​The interactive online demonstration of two case studies in which the D^2EPC scheme has been applied will be divided into four different sections:

  • Session 1 (20 min): Brief methodology description
  • Session 2 (10 min): Policy implication
  • Session 3 (20 min): D^2EPC Smart Home (CERTH Thessaloniki) case study
  • Session 4 (20 min): D^2EPC Frederick University (Cyprus) case study

We start at 10:00 CEST.

We kindly invite you to send us a confirmation of attendance to the workshop using this link.

D^2EPC at the International Conference of the Energy Performance of BuildingsJun 19, 2023

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D^2EPC at the International Conference of the Energy Performance of Buildings

Jun 19, 2023

On the 8th and 9th of June, an International conference of the energy performance of buildings took place in Bucharest, Romania, where the D^2EPC project was represented by Paris Fokaides and Nikos Mpouzianas. 

The role of operational rating for achieving the nZEB target: The need for new standards

This study aims to explore the role of energy operational rating in achieving the goal of nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs). Using evidence from the EU funded DEPC project, we demonstrate how energy savings can be achieved through operational rating. Our findings suggest that operational rating can help to bridge the performance gap between predicted and actual energy consumption, leading to a more efficient use of energy in buildings. Furthermore, we discuss ongoing efforts towards the development and adoption of a new CEN standard on building operational rating. This standard aims to provide a common framework for assessing and comparing the energy performance of buildings across Europe. By promoting transparency and accountability, the s​​tandard can help to increase public awareness and understanding of energy use in buildings, and ultimately drive the uptake of nZEBs.

Building Renovation Roadmapping: An automated methodology framework for energy efficiency improvement and sustainable renovation planning

This study presents a novel methodology for automated retrofitting scenario generation in buildings. The proposed schema is closely linked with the concept of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and is in line with the latest EU regulatory framework. By utilizing BIM documentation, a well-informed representation of the examined asset can be obtained automatically. Based on the current condition, the asset's as-designed energy consumption is estimated and areas that require renovation are identified, including the framework estimates the asset's energy consumption as designed and identifies areas that require renovation, including both the building envelope and technical systems. A set of renovation solutions is then generated, resulting in a renovation roadmap that prioritizes changes with the greatest impact and meets the needs of stakeholders. The proposed methodology provides a promising approach to help building owners and stakeholders identify and prioritize energy-saving retrofitting measures, thus contributing to the achievement of sustainability and energy efficiency goals.

18th HB 2023 ConferenceJun 14, 2023

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18th HB 2023 Conference

Jun 14, 2023

​Healthy Buildings (HB) conferences bridge the gap between science and practice. It is one of the most influential conferences on sustainable solutions for a healthy and sustainable indoor environment. At the 18th HB 2023 Conference, which took place on the 11 – 14th of June in Aachen, Germany, our colleague Lina Šeduikytė from KTU presented a paper “Integration of Human Comfort Indicators in a Holistic Framework of Next-Generation Energy Performance Certificates". The study presented in the paper aims to identify human comfort and well-being key performance indicators which could be included in the next-generation energy performance certificates and extract insights on the occupants' comfort in the two pilot buildings with the minimum available information via a non-intrusive (to the occupants) procedure. Read the paper here.

D^2EPC, E-DYCE & ePANACEA Final ConferenceJun 01, 2023

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D^2EPC, E-DYCE & ePANACEA Final Conference

Jun 01, 2023

Next Generation Energy Performance Assessment, Rating and Certification: Towards a Smart and Decarbonised Future for European Buildings

24 May 2023, Brussels 9:00 - 16:30 CEST

On the 24th of May, the D^2EPC project, together with E-Dyce and ePANACEA, organised its final conference, which took place in Brussels. Several stakeholders from all over Europe attended the event as they did not want to miss the opportunity to learn more about Next Generation EPCs.

The conference was divided into 4 main parts:

Part 1: Overall context, moderated by Mr. Alexander Deliyannis (Sympraxis), hosted speakers such as Pau Garcia Audi (DG ENER), Anastasiya Yurchyshyna, (ECTP), Flourentzos Flourentzou (ESTIA), and the coordinators of the 3 projects: Dimos Ioannidis from D^2EPC, Michal Pomianowski from e-Dyce and Maria Fernandez Boneta from ePANACEA. The three coordinators gave a quick introduction and perspective of each project.

Part 2: Synthesis of insights from the 3 projects, coordinated by Andrei Vladimir (REHVA). In this section, a summary of insights from the 3 projects, represented by Stavros Koltsios (D^2EPC), Michal Pomianowski & Giacomo Chiesa (e-Dyce), and Aitor Dominguez & Laura Muhr (ePANACEA), was made.

Part 3: Specific results of the 3 projects, was led by Maarten de Groote (VITO), with the participation of Paris Fokaides (D^2EPC), Olena Larsen, Giacomo Chiesa & Vagelis Alifragkis (e-Dyce) and Mohsen Sharifi & María Fernandez (ePANACEA). This part was concluded with questions from the audience to the representatives of the 3 projects. 

Part 4: Third-party views, was chaired by Paris Fokaides. In this last and most interactive part, Vivian Dorizas gave a brief introduction about the changes in the EPBD related to the EPC. After this, she joined a round table, together with Naghmeh Altmann, Andrei Vladimir Litiu, Stavros Koltsios, and Leandro Madrazo. Moderated by Paris Fokaides, 7 questions on different aspects of EPCs were discussed.

Finally, Sussanne Bruner and Laura Muhr, prepared an online quiz, where all the attendees, both physically and virtually could participate. They were introduced to different questions from the 3 projects in which they had to vote between different possible answers.

To conclude, each coordinator pointed out the highlights of the conference, which was a great opportunity to exchange information. It was observed that there are many things that the three projects have in common, such as identified gaps, however, each project is developing its own tool and methodology on how to overcome the recognised issues. The next steps are still unknown, but what is clear is that we will all continue to work in this field to improve the current assessment and thus contribute to the improvement of the building stock.


Photo: Sympraxis Team / Springtime / Antoine Henrion 

D^2EPC, E-DYCE & ePANACEA Joint final conferenceMay 03, 2023

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D^2EPC, E-DYCE & ePANACEA Joint final conference

May 03, 2023

Next Generation Energy Performance Assessment, Rating and Certification: Towards a Smart and Decarbonised Future for European Buildings

​24 May 2023, Brussels 9:00 - 16:30 CEST

Reaching the end of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme’s D^2EPC, E-DYCE & ePANACEA, a common final conference will be held on 24 May 2023, physically at Le Plaza, Brussels. The three projects, each unique with its own perspective on the issue of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), will meet to discuss “Next Generation Energy Performance Assessment, Rating and Certification: Towards a Smart and Decarbonised Future for European Buildings”. The conference aims to contribute to the dialogue ahead of EPCs interlinked with AI, platforms, data, and the BIM-based digital twin concept and it will provide participants the opportunity to discuss about:

  • ​The global and EU policy context regarding EPCs, EPBD Recast, REPower EU etc.
  • Gaps in existing energy performance certification schemes
  • Technology, policy and market insights from the three projects
  • Specific results from the three projects
  • Opportunities and challenges of dynamic and smart EPCs

Participation to the event is free of charge but prior registration is required. Please submit your registration by Wednesday 17 May at 18:00 CEST using this link

Event overview

​9:00 - 10:00 Registrations, welcome coffee, networking

10:00 - 11:00 Part 1: Overall context

  • Global context, EU policy context, REPower EU, etc. 
  • Horizon 2020 relevant actions and results 
  • Energy Performance Certification & Certificates: what's missing? 
  • Quick introduction and perspectives: D^2EPC, E-DYCE, ePANACEA 

11:00 - 12:15 Part 2: Synthesis of insights from the 3 projects

  • Summary of technology insights from the 3 projects 
  • Summary of policy insights from the 3 projects 
  • Summary of market insights from the 3 projects 
  • Q&A, interventions 

12:15 - 13:00 Light lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Part 3: Specific results of the 3 projects

  • D^2EPC: Selected results D^2EPC 
  • E-DYCE: Selected results E-DYCE 
  • ePANACEA: The Smart Energy Performance Assessment Platform (SEPAP)
  • Q&A, interventions 

14:30 - 15:45 Part 4: Third party views 

  • Roundtable: Next Generation EPC cluster projects 
  • Roundtable: end-users 
  • Conclusions and closure

15:45-16:30 Networking cocktail

We look forward to welcoming you to the Conference!

7th Plenary meetingApr 28, 2023

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7th Plenary meeting

Apr 28, 2023

On the 27th and 28th of April, a 7th Plenary meeting of the D^2EPC took place. Some of the partners gathered in Berlin, Germany and some joined online. The purpose was to present the past work and define plans for the final period of the project, which will conclude in August this year. Since this is the 32nd month of the project, many of the tools are already developed or at least in their final phase and were presented to others. We also had the opportunity to get a glimpse of the D^2EPC platform which will be available to the users (EPC assessors).

On the first day, the emphasis was on technical work packages and on tasks that will have their second iteration in the following months. The second day was dedicated mainly to the policy and dissemination work packages, followed by the workshop about platform integration and UIs.

It was again a great opportunity for all the partners to meet, collaborate and discuss the open issues with each other. 

Final exploitation workshopMar 27, 2023

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Final exploitation workshop

Mar 27, 2023

An exploitation workshop meeting of the D^2EPC project organized by the partner GEOSYSTEMS HELLAS (GSH), responsible for the exploitation actions, took place on Wednesday the 15th of March 2023 at the Auditorium of Technical Chamber of Greece / Section of Central Macedonia (TCG/SCM).

Notable guests honored the workshop with their presence representing both industry and SMEs, as well as representatives from local stakeholders, Academia, and governmental and research organizations.

During the meeting, project partners Dr. Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Mr. Stavros Koltsios from CERTH, and Mr. Christos Kontopoulos from GSH, had the chance to introduce the D^2EPC project, present the progress that has been made as well as demonstrate the D^2EPC Web GIS platform. In addition, Mr. Asterios Tzirgas representative of the project partner IsZEB gave a brief description of IsZEB Certify, a software package issuing certificates, based on European & Greek Standards and methodologies.

After the salutation by the host, Mrs. Betty Charalampopoulou (GSH), the welcome speech of the President of TEE/TKM, Mr. Georgios Tsakoumis, and the CERTH President of the Board Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras, gave a “vital tone" showing the importance of the D^2EPC to the EPC sector.

Last but not least, the assigned expert of the Horizon results booster platform and special guest, Mr. Emmanuel Sofianopoulos, made a brief presentation on the Horizon Booster Services that provide guidance regarding the D^2EPC dissemination and exploitation activities. ​

D^2EPC Building Performance Module in SRI Digital Calculation ToolsMar 02, 2023

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D^2EPC Building Performance Module in SRI Digital Calculation Tools

Mar 02, 2023

​​​​D^2EPC Building Performance Module - SRI Calculation Subcomponent supports the implementation of SRI assessments and is listed under SRI digital calculation tools. The D^2EPC Building Performance Module is a calculation suite that facilitates the calculation of 4 sets of indicators related to the building’s smart-readiness, indoor environment, environmental and financial performance. 

Check out the updates on the Smart Readiness Indicator and the digital tools that support the implementation of SRI assessments here​.

The 5th newsletter is out!Feb 22, 2023

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The 5th newsletter is out!

Feb 22, 2023

​​The newsletter of February is out! Read about all the activities that took place in the past 6 months. We are getting ready for the final 6 months of the project!

You will find the newsletter in your inbox or in this link. Enjoy!​

D^2EPC project featured in the EEI Autumn 2022 publicationFeb 15, 2023

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D^2EPC project featured in the EEI Autumn 2022 publication

Feb 15, 2023

“European Energy Innovation (EEI) is a communication platform designed with one purpose in mind: to put energy and transport stakeholders in touch with each other." They share information from the Energy Industry, Research Organisations, and European Institutions to highlight the significant energy challenges facing Europe today and the innovative technologies being deployed to meet them.

One of the articles in the autumn edition from last year is dedicated to the Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates cluster (Next Gen EPC cluster) which consists of 13 projects within Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe research and innovation programs, including D^2EPC.

“The main mantra of the Next Gen EPC cluster is going farther together as opposed to going fast alone for allowing an open co-creation process maximizing quality, relevance, utility and effectiveness while avoiding reinventing the wheel and ensure a coordinated and convergent approach."

​Read about D^2EPC and other projects from the cluster here​

The 6th Plenary Meeting in Valencia, SpainJan 25, 2023

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The 6th Plenary Meeting in Valencia, Spain

Jan 25, 2023

The 6th Plenary meeting of D^2EPC has been organized by SGS and held in Valencia, Spain on January 19th and 20th. The main goals of this meeting for the consortium were to present the updates of the project's status, and plan the final steps towards the end of the project.


On the first day, Partners from CERTH opened the meeting with an introduction the plenary meeting, project status and achievements, list of actions and pending activities from the 5th plenary meeting, and  milestones for the last period of the project. Then the technical tasks from WP3, WP4, and WP5 were presented. The day was concluded with a workshop on cross-platform interactions. Later, the present partners enjoyed a social dinner, organized by SGS.


The second day was dedicated to WP6 and WP7. the progress on tasks related to policy-related implications for the enforcement of the next generation EPCs scheme were presented, in addition to project communication and dissemination activities. At the end of the meeting, open issues were discussed, and the pre-planning for the next meeting and final conference was shortly discussed.


The meeting was a great opportunity for the consortium partners to be able to meet in person, and discuss and plan the final steps towards the end of the project. ​

"NEXT GENERATION EPC" Webinar, 23rd January 2023Jan 20, 2023

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"NEXT GENERATION EPC" Webinar, 23rd January 2023

Jan 20, 2023

​​​frESCO H2020 Project has organized the "NEXT GENERATION EPC" webinar with collaboration of BEYOND Project - H2020, D^2EPC Project, SmartSPIN Project, and SmartLivingEPC Project on 23rd January 2023. 

The speakers are as follows:

  • Juan Antonio Aranda Uson, Project Manager at CIRCE and frESCO project coordinator, will give a general presentation and overview of the project
  • Paris A. Fokaides, Senior Researcher, Scientific and Technical Manager will give a SmartLivingEPC Project presentation 
  • Magda Foti, Head of Energy Systems Analysis & Digitalization Unit at Ubitech, will give a technical presentation of the frESCO Project
  • Julia Kantorovitch, Senior Researcher (Ph.D., Tech.) at VTT – Technical Research Center of   Finland, Smart cities and Intelligent buildings business area will give a BEYOND Project presentation 
  • Luciano De Tommasi, Senior Research Engineer and Team Leader of “Smart Energy Services and   Regulatory Innovation” will give a SMARTSPIN Project presentation 
  • Stavros Koltsios, Research Associate at CERTH/ITI  will give a D^2EPC Project presentation 

You can register for this webinar here.​ 

D^2EPC in Next Gen EPC cluster 3rd Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) workshopDec 22, 2022

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D^2EPC in Next Gen EPC cluster 3rd Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) workshop

Dec 22, 2022

​​For making a meaningful, impactful and lasting contribution to the evolution process of the European Building Performance Assessment and Certification (both mandatory and voluntary) the Next Gen EPC cluster of projects strongly believes in enabling and facilitating an open dialogue and structured exchange in between the sister initiatives.

For this purpose, the Next Gen EPC cluster 3rd Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) workshop has been held on 13th of December 2022. The main scope was to explore together synergies and join forces as identified best for successfully implementing the individual projects and overall maximizing the impact at cluster level. This is especially relevant in terms of communication, dissemination, exploitation and technical advocacy, at both EU and national levels, and, although perhaps more challenging, also in terms of technical activities.

The programme of the workshop was as follows: 

10h00 - 10h10 – Welcome and general introduction by CERTH, coordinator of SmartLivingEPC / ANEC

10h10 - 10h20 – Keynote Next Gen EPC & SRI clusters at CINEA by Sylvain Robert, Project Adviser, CINEA

10h20 - 10h30 – Keynote EPBD revision by Pau Garcia Audi, Policy Officer, Unit ENER.B.3 Buildings and products, European Commission

10h30 - 10h45 – Discussion Next Gen EPC cluster supporting the EPBD revision

- Joint policy recommendations co-signed by the Next Gen EPC cluster projects


10h45 - 11h00 – Spotlight on the new Next Gen EPC cluster projects, ANEC

5 min elevator pitch per project (to be recorded and then be used as preliminary promo video)


11h00 - 11h15 – EU MS coverage & knowledge base facilitated by Andrei Litiu, REHVA

- Geographical mapping of partners

- Mindmap/structure topical dimensions + Teams on Microsoft (internal sharing of information) topical dimensions

- Single entry point e.g. EPB Center website (external overview of the cluster's topical dimensions + links to the individual websites for more in depth content)

- Stakeholder mapping


11h15 - 11h30 – Topical dimensions (shortlist) to be further exchanged for technical cooperation purposes (follow-up online meetings relevant partners) facilitated by Andrei Litiu, REHVA

- Calculation methodology (harmonization/convergence, EPB standards)

- Smart Readiness Indicator + 4 LIFE SRI projects

- Operational rating

- EPCs for the people


11h30 - 11h40 – Horizon Results Booster update/feedback facilitated by Andrei Litiu, REHVA

11h40 - 11h55 – Any Other Topic / Discussion buffer

11h55- 12h00 – Closing remarks by CERTH / ANEC​


3rd Press ReleaseOct 27, 2022

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3rd Press Release

Oct 27, 2022

​D^EPC project has just released its 3rd Press Release!

The D^2EPC project is currently in its 26th month out of 36, meaning that many tasks are slowly getting to an end, and we will
soon be able to show you our final results. Our goal is to introduce the next-generation BIM-based dynamic and digital Energy
Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings, which will with its additional indicators increase user awareness.

Read more about it here!

D^2EPC Policy briefOct 03, 2022

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D^2EPC Policy brief

Oct 03, 2022

At the end of the second year of the D^2EPC project, we prepared a policy brief report, focused on the identified challenges of the existing Energy Performance Certificates, as the current scheme needs holistic strengthening and improved quality. The proposed solutions, presented as Policy recommendations are the outcomes of the project’s research and progress, aiming at addressing the mentioned challenges. The advancements of the EPC-related policies and standards along with guidance for their implementation could pave the way toward the Next Generation of Energy Performance Certificates, which will increase user awareness and engagement on buildings’ energy efficiency, facilitated planning and decision-making on a local and regional policy level.

The present policy brief points out the nine challenges that were identified within the D^2EPC project and the related policies that currently apply. Based on that, the policy recommendations were formed on how to overcome the challenges or further improve the solutions that are now in place.

This report reflects the work and outcomes of the project after two-years and will be further updated towards the end of the project.

You can find the report through this link.

5th Plenary Meeting in Nicosia, CyprusSep 26, 2022

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5th Plenary Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus

Sep 26, 2022

D^2EPC consortium organized its 5th Plenary meeting in Frederick Research Center premises in Nicosia, Cyprus. The primary objectives of the meeting, held on September 20 and 21, were to update on the status of the project, present the project achievements, and plan the upcoming actions.

The first day started with an overview of Project Management (WP8) and continued with the updates within the second period of WP1, where foundations for the next-generation dynamic EPCs are being investigated. Then the technical part of the project was thoroughly presented by partners who work on WP4 which concerns the digital platform and enabled application and WP5 which relates to the demonstration and impact assessment. The day concluded with a visit to the FRC pilot building and social dinner, organized by our partners from FRC.

The next day was dedicated to WP6 and WP7, where policy-related implications for the enforcement of the next generation EPCs scheme and project communication, dissemination and exploitation activities were presented by contributing partners. 

Encouraging teamwork and cooperation between partners from 12 institutions and 7 EU Member States and having the chance to brainstorm, assess, discuss, interact and share our thoughts, the D^2EPC 5th plenary meeting delivered the required results for the smooth continuation of the project. The project meeting resulted in concrete goals concerning Europe's next-generation Energy Performance Certificates for building performance effectiveness, building renovation passports, and smarter certificates. Arrangements and details for the new CEN Working Group under TC 371, led by the D^2EPC members on the operational rating of the energy performance of buildings, were also discussed and agreed upon.​

D^2EPC at Sustainable places 2022Sep 20, 2022

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D^2EPC at Sustainable places 2022

Sep 20, 2022

D^2EPC presented the major findings of the project related to the operational assessment of buildings' energy performance in the Sustainable Places 2022 event organized on the 7th of September in Nice, France. Particularly, Dr Paris Fokaides, senior researcher at Frederick Research Center, presented the main outcomes of the relevant tasks in a dedicated workshop for the progress of the NextGenEPC projects cluster. Paris also presented the D^2EPC initiative for the establishment of a new CEN working group concerning standardized procedures for the extraction of operational rating certificates, coordinated by UNE.

Read the 4th newsletter!Sep 01, 2022

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Read the 4th newsletter!

Sep 01, 2022

​The 4th Newsletter is out! Check your inboxes or read it here.​

​This month we are marking 2 years of the project, and we already look forward to our last year.​

Published paper in the International Journal of Energy ResearchAug 17, 2022

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Published paper in the International Journal of Energy Research

Aug 17, 2022

​We are proud to share with you that the paper titled "An enhanced framework for next-generation operational buildings energy performance certificates", written by Stavros Koltsios, Paris Fokaides, Phoebe-Zoe Georgali, Apostolos C. Tsolakis, Panagiota Chatzipanagiotidou, Eglė Klumbytė, Andrius Jurelionis, Lina Šeduikytė, Christos Κontopoulos, Christos Malavazos, Christiana Panteli, Mija Sušnik, Gerfried Cebrat, Dimosthenis Ioannidis and Dimitrios Tzovaras has been published in the International Journal of Energy Research.

The paper describes a non-exhaustive list of the novel set of Energy Performance Certificates indicators, proposed in D^2EPC including energy, smart readiness, wellbeing, comfort, financial, and sustainability-related indicators. Aspects of employing advanced digital solutions, like Building Information Modelling and Geographical Information Systems for the certification process are also demonstrated, through a well-structured, high-level, detailed representation of the next-generation Energy Performance Certificates system architecture.

You can find the paper on our website under Publications or by clicking here.​

U-CERT & X-tendo final conferenceAug 01, 2022

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U-CERT & X-tendo final conference

Aug 01, 2022

On the 6th of July, D^2EPC participated in the "U-CERT & X-tendo final conference: Enhanced and future-proof EPCs", which took place in L42 Business Center in Brussels. Stavros Koltsios joined the event as a panellist and had the opportunity to network and disseminate the D^2EPC project findings. During the event, breakthroughs in the next-generation Energy Performance Certification scheme were demonstrated by the cluster of European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation projects: X-tendo, U-CERT, QualDeEPC, E-DYCE, ePANACEA, EPC-RECAST, crossCert, EUBSuperHub, iBRoad2EPC and TIMEPAC.

To find out more about the event, check the following links:

Workshop for EPC Assessors: Methodology and toolsJul 20, 2022

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Workshop for EPC Assessors: Methodology and tools

Jul 20, 2022

D^2EPC organized the "Workshop for EPC Assessors: Methodology and tools" which took place online on the 12th of July.

The objective of the workshop was to share the methodologies and tools developed in the project with EPC assessors from different countries, in order to have their opinion and feedback. The presenters from our project (including assessors, researchers, PhD students, and others) brought the discussions after each session during the workshop. All the feedback gathered from the attendants will be used to improve the methodologies and tools in terms of user-friendliness and technical content. 

You can check the recording on our YouTube channel if you missed the workshop.

We would like to give sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the workshop.

Successful workshop behind us!Jun 15, 2022

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Successful workshop behind us!

Jun 15, 2022

D^2EPC organized the workshop "Building performance assessment towards Next-generation EPCs" which took place online on the 8th of June.

We had an amazing opportunity to listen to 10 exciting presentations which showed the state-of-the-art on the topics of smart buildings and energy efficiency, human comfort, sustainability assessments and monetizing building's energy performance. The presenters were a nice mix of researchers, PhD students, and others, which made it easy for all of us to dive deep into discussions after each session during the workshop.

If you missed the workshop, you can still check the recording on our YouTube channel.

We would like to give sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the workshop. The presenters and their presentations are listed below, feel free to scroll through their interesting work:

The workshop was held under the umbrella of the EUSEW Sustainable Energy Days.

D^2EPC workshop Building performance assessment towards Next generation EPCs May 30, 2022

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D^2EPC workshop Building performance assessment towards Next generation EPCs

May 30, 2022

D^2EPC workshop “Building performance assessment towards Next-generation EPCs” will take place online on the 8th of June, from 10:00 to 14:15.

We will have the opportunity to listen to interesting presentations and discuss the necessity of enriching the Energy Performance Certificates with additional indicators, characterising the actual energy, smartness and sustainability performance of buildings.

The program will be divided into 4 sessions:

  • Session 1: Smart buildings and energy efficiency.
  • Session 2: Integrating human comfort into energy certification.
  • Session 3: Advancements in buildings sustainability assessment.
  • Session 4: Monetizing buildings' energy performance, the use of life cycle costing indicators.

You can download the full agenda here.

To join the event, please register for free through the following link: https://forms.gle/hkVpYSdrgvAp5NXN7

We look forward to meeting you online at our workshop!