Motivation & Impact
EPC RECAST will support the emergence of the next generation of regulatory Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), with the goal to better and further support professional EPC assessors to achieve improved EPC reliability, comparability in between building assets, user-friendliness and to actively involve owners and occupants in the pathway to efficient energy retrofit. This will be done also in consideration of the ongoing Digital Transformation, having big impacts in the building/construction sector, and the emergence of International Standards (e.g. the M/480 EN). More specific impacts are listed below: 1. Improved user-friendliness of EPCs in terms of clarity and accuracy of the information provided, across Member States, by exploiting a series of existing standards; 2. Enhanced user awareness of the building energy efficiency value by improving user-friendliness, thanks to a user-centered approach (as defined in ISO 9241-210); 3. On energy and investments side: Up to 136,527 M€ deep renovation investment triggered per year, equal to 67,764 GWh/year of primary energy savings triggered and 195,181 MtCO2-eq/year reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the period 2030-to 2050: 4. Contributions Impacts on new jobs created, improved quality of life of residential buildings inhabitants and inputs for key EU policies, e.g. such as the Revised (2018) EPBD – Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, as well as the Energy Union Strategy and the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package among others.
Role of R2M
R2M Solution will lead the market exploitation activities, supporting the consortium in identifying the most promising exploitable results and building effective exploitation pathways to get novel technologies entering the market. R2M will also work together with POLIMI and other partners on the implementation of the demonstrations and assessing their impacts according to pre-defines KPIs. In addition, R2M will provide valuable technical inputs deriving from the expertise on building certifications and facilitating connections between the consortium and main players of the building sector across Europe.