Building envelope thermal transmission | Voluntary and regulatory frameworks to improve quality and compliance - QUALICHeCK International Workshop – 15 December, Brussels, Belgium
This 1-day workshop will focus on various aspects related to EPC compliance and quality of the works. Specific attention will be given to material and system properties, handling of thermal bridges, windows and glazing, insulation of walls and super insulating materials. The precise workshop dates will be announced soon at http://qualicheck-platform.eu/events/workshops/. Interested persons can send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Renewable heating and cooling systems for buildings - QUALICHeCK International Workshop - 17/18 January 2017, Lyon, France
The objective of this workshop will be to discuss and identify ways to secure the compliance of renewable heating and cooling product data as well as the quality of installed systems, thereby increasing the confidence in declared values on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and achieving the expected energy performance.
The systems covered provide heating, cooling and domestic hot water to residential and commercial buildings from renewable energy sources: solar thermal, heat pumps, geothermal, biomass, photovoltaics.
Three aspects will be more specifically addressed:
· how to provide compliant input data used to issue an Energy Performance Certificate;
· how to improve the quality of the installation works;
· how to enforce compliance, and how to define/apply penalties in case of non-compliance.
The Workshop will be held at CETIAT. The detailed programme is under construction.
Apart from members of the QUALICHeCK consortium, the very first confirmed speakers are representatives of: AQC (Agence Qualité Construction), EHI (Association of the European Heating Industry), RHC Platform (European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling), UNICLIMA (Syndicat des Industries Thermiques, Aérauliques et Frigorifiques),...
A visit of CETIAT laboratories will be part of the Workshop: testing of heat pumps and wood heating appliances, systems for practical training of installers and maintenance staff.
More information will be available in the coming months at: http://qualicheck-platform.eu/events/workshops/.
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.
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