What do we see?
The graph below shows the evolution of the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) scores for the different building types. Single-family homes have the highest EPC value (489kWh/m2 or an E rating in 2016) while apartment buildings have the lowest EPC value (293kWh/m2 or a C rating in 2016). Although single-family homes still have a higher EPC value than apartment buildings and multi-family homes, their scores have improved significantly since 1995.
What’s the aim?
The demand for heating in buildings has a significant negative impact on energy sources, material consumption and the environment. To reduce that impact, we need to increase efficiency. Better insulation is a good strategy here. Although this is easier in new-builds, renovating older buildings can also make them a lot more efficient.
What does this indicator measure?
This indicator shows the heating efficiency of buildings during their use phase based on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The data comes from the Flemish Government.