CEN-CE is a 2-years long H2020 project started in June 2018 developing an EU-wide common large-scale training and qualification scheme for building professionals. The core of the scheme is the set of CEN EPB Standards related to the Energy Performance of Buildings, mandated (M480) by the European Commission for supporting the implementation of EPBD recast (Directive 2010/31/EU). The 2nd generation of EPB Standards have been published during 2017 and the whole package contains around 50 standards with new innovative structure, focusing on the integration of renewable energy sources, new systems and processes.
The CEN-CE certification scheme for experts trained on CEN EPB Standards shall enable recognition in the building construction market. Furthermore, the CEN-CE training and qualification scheme shall support the correct use of CEN EPB Standards EU wide and even in third countries (e.g. associated countries, CIS countries).
The CEN-CE training and qualification schemes is targeting middle and senior level professionals (EQF level 4 – installers, EQF levels 5 & 6 – engineers, architects, national calculation methodology developers) and shall enable system designers and installers to be aware of new solutions proposed by the industry. Moreover, it shall enable them to evaluate the impact of improvements on building performance.
Standardized training shall additionally help the industry to set up common databases were the system designers and senior level professionals can get detailed and reliable data and be aware and prepared for the new upcoming challenges related to nearly-zero energy buildings.