What is it?

Energy performance certification (EPC) has never been more important. The time has come to enhance the time scale on which the data are evaluated. EPC provides information to consumers about the energy performance rating of a building they are interested in renting or buying, and it is also intended to suggest cost-effective ways to improve energy performance. It is provided to the EU along with inspection reports to enhance understanding and support the creation of EU policy that contributes to the improvement of overall building performance. The EU-funded E-DYCE project is developing a methodology for dynamic EPC intended to replace or be used in conjunction with the current static or steady-state methodology. It will consider the temporal nuances of energy use on scales of minutes, hours and days rather than annual averages, providing better opportunities to suggest more effective energy-efficient behaviours to consumers.

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Who is it for?

Architects - Designers - Engineers
Civil Society - Citizens
Policy Makers - Green Deal

E-DYCE will be providing clear, simple and useful feedback to the user in the micro, meso and macro-scales.

In the micro-scale, the users / tenants through the real time energy label of E-DYCE will be informed when energy is spent and helped the user to understand the effect of his their actions and his habits on energy performance. The possibility to inform users on their real-time behaviour in terms of energy efficiency thanks to smart metering and ICT, is expected to lead to energy savings in the range of 5-30%, in line with other studies also.

In the meso-scale, owners will be encouraged to do the right choices in terms of energy system infrastructure. A real time indication of the energy label will help the right control settings without costly and unnecessary delays. For energy saving investments, the owner will see the effect immediately and for professional building owners will be kind of a learning process favouring the most energy efficient actions. Automated building management systems are already emerging for easily quantifiable monitoring values for the building day-to-day operations in an optimal manner, mainly focusing on matters regarding the energy consumption.

In the macro-scale, government and public authorities will benefit from the immediate feedback of energy saving programs to adjust their subsidy or compliance regulations according to their real effect. Additionally, it has been demonstrated that voluntary demand response methodologies help shave the peak-demand for residential areas and educate tenants about good environmental practices.

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