U-CERT digital tooling on EPB certificates now available on our site!
EPB Center and its founding partners REHVA and ISSO participated in the Horizon 2020 project U-CERT. It’s aim was to introduce a next generation of user-centred Energy Performance Certification Schemes to value buildings in a holistic and cost-effective manner. Resulting in a number of digital tools which are now available on the EPB Center platform.
The tools are*:
- U-CERT Comparison and Calculation toolkit for National Annexes (EN ISO 52000-1)
The U-CERT Comparison and Calculation toolkit for National Annexes is a calculation tool for creating a National Annex to the EPB set of standards, taking into account a single-family home, with the possibility to choose from five different combinations of technical systems for heating, hot water and cooling.
- The U-CERT Building Operational Rating toolkit enables an evidence based decision-making process by using calculated and measured data in EPB-calculations and the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) of buildings comprising of:
The U-CERT Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) digital tool brings the latest version of the official EU SRI assessment spreadsheet in a cloud web environment, improving the user experience both on the data input side (most notably for SRI assessors) and also on the interactive results visualization side.
The main aim of this tool is to simplify and streamline the entire assessment process and on the other hand make salient the added value and benefits brought by smart building technology thus nudge asset owners towards the right decisions.
This CEN-CE tool is a translation of the EN 15378-3 standard, which deals with measured energy performance, covering the heating and domestic hot water services. This tool focuses on heating only, because the available EPB standards are limited for the other fields. It translates the measured values to standardized and normalized values which can serve for building comparison.
The following measurements are needed as input: invoices, meter readings, maintenance reports, on-site monitoring by building automation and control system and building maintenance systems. As output the tool gives the delivered energy for heating and the value for the estimated indoor temperature.
The ALDREN project developed an index that allows rating of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in buildings that are in operation and undergo Deep Energy Renovation (DER) called ALDREN-TAIL, in short TAIL. TAIL describes four components of IEQ, i.e., thermal environment (T), acoustic environment (A), indoor air quality (I), and
luminous (visual) environment (L), as well as the overall quality of the indoor environment.
*These links direct you to the appropriate tool page on the EPB Platform