EFIEES has been the European partner of the QualitEE Project.
Funded by the Horizon2020 Programme, QualitEE was a research and innovation project that aimed to increase investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector within the EU and improve trust in service providers. The project ended in June 2020 and developed quality assessment criteria implemented in quality assurance schemes.
QualitEE builded upon the Transparense project, which had established the European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting in 2014. The code defined the basic values and principles that are considered fundamental for EPC projects and represents an important first step to increasing transparency and trust for these services. However, the code does not provide the assessment criteria or verification procedures that are required to enforce the quality of EPC. The QualitEE project looked to address this, whilst broadening the scope to include a wider range of energy efficiency services.
QualitEE’s final report summarises the documents and deliverables written and published during the project’s lifetime, including an updated analysis of EPCs and ESCs European markets and a description of the work done on national quality assurance schemes in each country covered by the project.
The report also draws the following conclusions on the project