The monitoring of energy performance is key to ensuring a more sustainable, greener and safe future. With this in mind, the EU-funded TIMEPAC project will improve the current energy performance certification (EPC) system by transitioning from a single, static certification to one that is more holistic and dynamic. This new approach considers buildings as dynamic entities that never stop changing. TIMEPAC will combine EPC databases with other data sources to make certification more effective and reliable. The methods and tools to enhance the current EPC system will be tested in six EU Member States (Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain). The findings will be used to develop training resources about certification processes.
TIMEPAC will contribute to improving existing energy certification processes, moving from a single, static certification to more holistic and dynamic approaches that consider: a) the data generated in the overall energy performance certification process, from generation to storage, to analysis and exploitation, and throughout all the building lifecycle, from design, to construction and operation b) buildings as part of a built environment, connected to energy distribution and transport networks and c) buildings as dynamic entities, continuously changing over time.
TIMEPAC will demonstrate the feasibility of combining EPC databases with other data sources to make certification more effective and reliable. The new methods and tools to enhance current certification practices will be developed in five Transversal Deployment Scenarios, and validated in four demonstration scenarios across six European countries: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain.
The outcomes will be used as training materials to further educate professionals involved in certification processes throughout Europe. An online platform will provide access to training materials and courses delivered in a variety of contexts (onsite and online, blended). A TIMEPAC Academy will further develop and exploit the innovative EPC enhancement methods and tools and the training materials developed in the project.