kick-off D2EPC

D^2EPC project for next generation EPCs

Oct 23, 2020

The H2020 project D^2EPC aspires to set the grounds for the next generation dynamic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). The aim is to cause energy-efficient behavioral change and stimulate smart buildings. The D^2EPC digital platform will enable the issuance of next generation EPCs on a regular basis and will be armored with additional services.

On September 10th and 11st 2020, the D^2EPC project 'Next-generation Dynamic Digital EPCs for Enhanced Quality and User Awareness' held its online kick-off meeting. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 892984. It is coordinated by Dr Dimosthenis Ioannidis representing CERTH, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, one of the leading research centres in Greece with important scientific and technological achievements.

Digital twin BIM

D^2EPC aspires to set the grounds for the next generation dynamic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). The proposed framework engages actual measured data coming from smart devices and introduces a set of novel and user-friendly indicators. For this we make use of 6D Level 3 BIM for producing a building's digital twin representation. The proposed indicators for smart-readiness, sustainability, environmental, human comfort and financial aspects will make EPCs a realistic, accurate and comprehensive information source that can induce energy efficient behavioural change and stimulate towards smart buildings. The D^2EPC digital platform will enable the issuance of next generation EPCs on a regular basis and will be armored with additional services. The project will last 3 years and will conclude in August 2023.