Monitoring of Retrofit Activities

Austria's Monitoring of Retrofit Activities

There is no central database for monitoring refurbishment activities available.

Therefore within the Request to Action project the effort was to work with existing databases and available information from different sources to be able to monitor actual refurbishments. In this context AEA cooperated with gizmocraft, the administrator of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) database, and the administrative office of the federal state Salzburg, which is administrating the subsidy system in Salzburg. 

Italy's Monitoring of retrofit activities

Regions in Italy are responsible for energy policy and for developing and implement energy performance certificates.
within the Request to Action project ENEA developed a model methodology for monitoring building retrofit by analysing and integrating the EPC database in cooperation with the region of Lombardy. This allow getting information on costs and effectiveness of implemented retrofit measures at the time that the benefits and opportunities from stakeholders’ access to the EPC database are being analysed. The resulting methodology/tool was judged to be extremely useful for those regions that do not have experience in inquiring/managing the EPC database. Being the national information system SIAPE (national centralised information system managed by ENEA) in a phase of negotiation and development it was clear that the tool/methodology has a potential for application to all regional EPC. 

Netherlands's Monitoring of Retrofit Activities

RVO developed the national central EPC database and is now administrator of it.

The database already contains over 2 million EPCs, including individual EPC characteristics like the calculated energy consumption. To get a more trustful insight in the meaning of the data of the existing database, RVO conducted a pilot to compare the calculated energy consumption of an EPC to the real energy consumption of the respective houses.

Portugal's Monitoring of Retrofit Activities

The Portuguese energy certification system for buildings includes a central registry with the ability to check and control all data from EPCs.

Within the Request to Action project, ADENE selected EPC’s with energy efficiency recommendations and conducted a market study involving 650 telephone interviews with proprietary home owners.  

The results indicated a positive response to the development of a “Retrofit Action Hub” that facilitates the interaction between the home owner, the energy expert and companies.