PROJECTS

European Energy Performance of Properties Analysis

PROJECT TYPE

Pathfinder – Explores relevant climate arenas to identify and prioritise innovation opportunities

LOCATION

Pan European, co-ordinated from the UK

START DATE
May 2013
LEAD PARTNER

Knight Frank

PROJECT MANAGER

Etienne Cadestin, Knight Frank

THEME

The built environment

PARTNERS
Knight Frank
Climate Group 
Instituto Valenciano de la Edificación 
The Institute for Sustainability

The European Energy Performance of Performance of Properties (EEPPA) project is playing a crucial role in helping to improve the transparency and understanding of energy efficiency in European building stock. By analysing the technology, policies and market opportunities, the project is preparing the ground work for the creation of a unified European Energy Performance Certificate index.

Today, every EU member state involved has rolled out Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) that apply to both the sale and letting of properties. Without a single pan- European overarching Energy Performance Certificate, investment into large-scale international energy and carbon reduction building retrofit programmes is currently being hindered.

Having an overarching EPC index would help to increase the transparency and understanding of the energy efficiency of buildings across Europe and provide valuable market knowledge for investors and external stakeholders.

 
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