Consortium partners of the EU funded TIMEPAC project met at the Campus La Salle in Barcelona on the 10th and 11th of March 2022 to discuss future scenarios to improve and enhance building Energy Performance Certification.
As COVID restrictions start to ease across Europe, consortium partners of TIMEPAC – a project dedicated to envisioning new methodologies to improve building energy performance with Energy Performance Certification (EPC) – finally had the chance to meet in-person for the first time after 9 months of working together online since the project kick off in July 1, 2021. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the results achieved so far and exchange ideas on how to address key challenges moving forward.
For first-time readers, the TIMEPAC project will contribute to improving existing energy certification processes, moving from single, static certification to more holistic and dynamic approaches, which consider:
- 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;
- buildings as part of a built environment, connected to energy distribution and transport networks;
- buildings as dynamic entities, continuously changing over time.
Discussions of this project meeting were especially centred on the developments of the Context Analysis to Support EPC work flow (WP1), and Transversal Deployment Scenarios (WP2). In addition, they were sessions dedicated to the integration of EPC with BIM (Building Information Modelling) software and to the implementation of certification processes in Spain.
Recordings of a series of short interviews with project partners were also performed which will be released in due course. Stay tuned!