Coordinator of QUALICHeCK
The QUALICHeCK project was running from March 2014 till February 2017, whereby REHVA was a project partner. As the challenges to achieve a better EPC compliance and a better quality of the works are not solved at the end of the project, the setting up of a platform was foreseen from the start of the project.
Keywords: quality of the works, compliance, EPBD, input data
Therefore, the QUALICHeCK Platform continues its activities beyond the duration of the QUALICHeCK project, with the ambition to become the meeting point for European based organisations, associations and partnerships with a strong interest in quality of energy efficient building design, construction and renovation works, and energy efficiency compliance frameworks. The aim of the QUALICHeCK Platform is to become a real driver for increased engagement and accelerated uptake of better compliance and quality of the works in the various EU Member States.
At present, the platform has the following members:
· EURIMA, the European Association of Insulation Manufacturers, is a gold member
· TightVent, the European platform on building and ductwork airtightness, is a gold member
· Venticool, the international ventilation cooling platform, is a gold member
· ES-SO, the European Solar shading organisation, is a silver member
· BPIE, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, is an associated member
· REHVA is also an associated member
The platform operation is facilitated by INIVE EEIG, the International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance.
The last steering committee meeting was held on 22 February 2017. The platform is envisaged to set up an international conference in early 2018 around the topic “What can BIM mean in terms of EPBD implementation and quality of the works”.
QUALICHeCK responds to the challenges related to compliance of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) declarations and the quality of the building works. Find out more at http://qualicheck-platform.eu.
The QUALICHeCK project is co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union. The sole responsibility for the content of this article lies with the author(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.