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D^2EPC, E-DYCE & ePANACEA Joint Final Conference
Three EU-funded Horizon 2020 projects, D^2EPC, E-DYCE & ePANACEA , joined forces in organizing a final conference to present their outcomes, as all of them are reaching their end after 3 years of hard work. The event was held physically on the 24th of May 2023 at Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels. The conference focused on “Next Generation Energy Performance Assessment, Rating and Certification: Towards a Smart and Decarbonised Future for European Buildings” where each project presented its own findings on how to optimize and extend the use of Energy Performance Certificates.
The conference contributed to the dialogue ahead of EPCs interlinked with AI, platforms, data and the BIM-based digital twin concept and provided participants the opportunity to discuss about:
- The global context, EU policy context, EPBD Recast, REPower EU etc. regarding EPCs
- The gaps of the existing energy performance certification schemes
- The technology, policy and market insights from the three projects
- Specific results from the three projects
- The opportunities and challenges of dynamic and smart EPCs
The three projects’ specific objectives have been:
Set the grounds for the NextGen of dynamic EPCs for the operational assessment of buildings energy performance, building upon actual data and the ‘digital twin’ concept to enable enhanced multi-parameter assessment and provide improved AI-driven assessment recommendations (D^2EPC project)
The natural evolution of the conventional EPC into real time optimisation of building performance and comfort, by capturing the building’s dynamic behavior, and simultaneously providing transparent feedback, through an intuitive interface (E-DYCE project)
Making use of the most advanced techniques in dynamic and automated simulation modelling, big data analysis and machine learning, inverse modelling or the estimation of potential energy savings and economic viability check (ePANACEA project)
In 2020, D^2EPC, E-DYCE and ePANACEA became part of the Next Gen EPCs cluster which also includes 10 more related projects: X-tendo, U-CERT, QualDeEPC, EPC-RECAST, crossCert, EUBSuperHub, iBRoad2EPC, TIMEPAC, SmartlivingEPC and CHRONICLE.
The conference included summary presentations of outcomes by the 3 projects’ partners, as well as insightful contributions and roundtable discussions with EU experts.
Please find the agenda of the conference here
Watch all the presentations here