EPC basics for public building refurbishment (Lyon-Valence-Aurillac, France)
Date – 12th of December 2018; 12th of February 2019; 13th of March 2019; 28th of May 2019
Location – Lyon-Valence-Aurillac, France
Project partner – AURA-EE – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Énergie Environnement
The objective was to give participants the bases to understand what is an EPC and how can it be used for public building renovation.
The training begins with a review of European and national energy policies, recalling the new orientations, the general objectives for 2030 and 2050 (and the trajectories for achieving them), the specific objectives for reducing the consumption of public buildings, and the financial mechanisms developed at national level.
A general presentation of the principles of EPC and terminology is then given: definition of what is an EPC and what is not (insisting on the guarantee and therefore the need for a global contract), what has to be included and what can be added, and how to use EPC as a tool for energy renovation in the frame of an overall approach to energy performance.
A detailed presentation of the CPE is then made: the different models of CPE (global performance market or public-private partnership), their advantages and disadvantages, the stages of CPE, and the comparison with traditional construction procedures. Financial solutions are also discussed. At the end of this section, participants are able to argue about the interest of a CPE for their own assets.
The morning ends with the presentation of examples of regional energy performance contracts, to show that the procedure works and allows for very efficient renovations.
The afternoon is devoted to the effective implementation of an EPC. The first part explains the positioning of the participants and the identification of the actors during the different phases (preliminary study phases, choice of scope, procurement, monitoring).
A brief presentation of the financial approach is made, as well as grants; in general, funding is not included in the EPC, and available grants and loans are presented
The consultation phase of the companies is then discussed, and allows to know the elements to be included in the specifications, as well as the competitive dialogue procedure
The day ends with measurement and verification: establish the baseline situation to calculate performance achievement, verify the correct installation of meters, and implement the monitoring procedure and corrective measures if necessary.