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Request2Action was brought up at last IEA’s Energy in Buildings and Communities conference, on the 17th of June.
One of its developing hubs was given as an example of how to use Energy Performance Certificates to create an Energy Efficiency tool for consumers.
Rui Fragoso, from ADENE - Portuguese Energy Agency, delivered a speech on “The Past, the Present and the Future”, revealing how Portugal is implementing the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings.
On the 4th November, two workshops were held under the scope of Request2Action (Intelligent Energy Europe Project), on the topics of “Online Energy Efficiency Advice Tools” and “Using EPCs Databases – turning data into action”.
The workshops were attended by 42 participants from 11 countries, representatives of 14 energy agencies, 8 universities and research institutions, 3 governmental organisationsand 5 private enterprises, which gave a very good feedback of the event.
Europe has impressive ambitions
for a nearly zero energy transformation of its housing stock. EPCs are key to realising those ambitions.
EPC databases/registers are now in place across most EU countries. These databases, coupled with advancements in ‘big data’ technology, statistical analysis and GIS mapping, have the power to transform our delivery of energy saving programmes.
Help householders understand the potential for energy efficiency improvements in their homes.
Governments and businesses are increasingly developing online tools to help householders understand the potential for energy efficiency improvements to their homes.