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Advanced Energy Performance Assessment towards Smart Living in Building and District Level

Project description

Optimising energy performance assessment and certification schemes

Future energy performance assessment and certification schemes must support the transition to climate-neutral buildings over their complete life cycle. The EU-funded SmartLivingEPC project aims to introduce a certificate that will be supplied by using digitised tools and retrieve the required assessment information for the building shell and building systems. Information will be given on a building’s operation by delivering a new rating scale. The new certificate will be completely in line with digital logbooks and building renovation passports so that building energy performance information can be integrated into digital databases. The certificate will be applied to building complexes for energy certification at neighbourhood level.


SmartLivingEPC project aims to deliver a certificate which will be issued with the use of digitized tools and retrieve the necessary assessment information for the building shell and building systems from BIM literacy, including enriched energy and sustainability related information for the as designed and the actual performance of the building. SmartLivingEPC will provide information in relation to the operational behaviour of the building, by introducing a new rating scale, based on a weighted approach of life cycle performance aspects, building smartness assessment and information on the actual performance of the technical systems of buildings provided by technical audits. The new methodologies to be developed, will be based on existing European standards, whereas at the same time, they will trigger the development of new technical standards for smart energy performance certificates. The new certification scheme will also expand its scope, covering aspects related to water consumption, as well as noise pollution and acoustics. SmartLivingEPC certificate will be fully compatible with digital logbooks, as well as with building renovation passports in order to allow the integration of the building energy performance information in digital databases. A special aspect of SmartLivingEPC will be its application in building complexes, with the aim of energy certification at the neighbourhood scale. SmartLivingEPC aspires to develop two parallel schemes, one at the building level (Building EPC) and one at the level of building complex level (Complex EPC), with the ultimate goal in the near future of certification of building complexes, based on the certification of individual units, as well as on additional aspects following an integrated participatory and neighborhood based approach. 16 partners from 12 European countries will collaborate and provide their expertise and resources within the 36 months of SmartLivingEPC lifetime.


Net EU contribution
€ 537 500,00
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Βόρεια Ελλάδα Κεντρική Μακεδονία Θεσσαλονίκη
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 678 750,00

Participants (16)