European Building Sustainability performance and energy certification Hub
The next generation of energy performance assessments and certificates ought to address the transformation into an era where an increasing amount of data are available on the operational use of buildings, and the buildings can be observed with ever-increasing details via a larger number of stakeholders. The EUB SuperHub project will support the evolvement of the certification process in the EU by development of a scalable methodology to view, assess and monitor the buildings through their lifecycle (embedded energy, costs etc.). The EU Level(s) initiative is already leading a way of a new, holistic view of the buildings taking into account sustainability principles (LCA, LCC etc.) for residential, commercial and public buildings. Energy performance assessments and certificates of buildings, therefore, need to evolve to reflect the technological development, the needs of the society, and within the EU, they must be consistent throughout the Member States. Holistic view of buildings, social and technological shifts in the society require a change in the way we observe and handle the built environment helping incentives to yield in energy efficiency and investments.