Pathfinder – Explores relevant climate arenas to identify and prioritise innovation opportunities
Pan European, co-ordinated from the UK
Etienne Cadestin, Knight Frank
The built environment
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.