Nowadays energy is at the heart of the agenda. Due to increasing energy prices, and the fact that fossil fuels are causing a heavily polluted environment, the government has found itself with no choice but to take active legal measures to tackle the energy issue.
We have listed the energy services that we offer along with a brief explanation.
“The cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use!”
Dirk De Groof
EPBThe aim of the EPB is to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The different requirements are calculated by taking into account the materials used, the techniques applied, etc., as well as the orientation, compactness, purpose of the building, type of construction, and the date on which planning permission is given. The execution itself is carried out in two phases, firstly, preliminary calculations are taken based on the assumption that the building is to be constructed, and then a final study is conducted, which takes into account its “as-built” state, that is to say, how the construction was actually carried out.
Blower doorA blower door is a machine that is used to test airtightness in order to measure a building’s total air leakage (heat loss). The difference in pressure between indoors and outdoors enhances the existing air leakage. This can result in a sharp drop in the E-level of EPB standards unless a major financial investment is made. As accredited airtightness experts, we regularly undergo unannounced inspections by quality control bodies, in order to ensure that our work is always carried out in accordance with the current technical specifications.
EPCAn energy performance certificate informs prospective buyers and tenants about the energy efficiency of the residential unit or building that they intend to purchase or rent. It is valid for 10 years. The EPC must be available as soon as a residential unit is placed on the market for sale or rent, and it must be included in the notarial deed of sale. As certified type A energy experts, we follow compulsory annual training courses in order to implement the current inspection protocol.
Ventilation reportingThe ventilation reporter must ensure that a ventilation pre-design is drawn up and uploaded to the quality control body’s database. Likewise, they must ensure that a ventilation system performance report is entered into the quality control body’s database. Once it has been uploaded, the database generates a performance report (with a unique code) for the installed ventilation system.
ThermographyThermography in the architectural field is a technique for researching heat loss, thermal bridges and dampness problems in a building. Using a thermal imaging camera, the temperatures of materials are visualised. The execution is best carried out during cold periods (winter months), with large temperature differences between inside and outside.
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