Quality certification frameworks for Energy Efficiency services to scale up responsible investment in the building sector (QualitEE)


  • Funding:
    European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • Timeframe:
    1 June 2017 - 31 May 2020
  • Budget:
    1,6 mln. euro
  • Contractors:
    e7, Austria (Coordinator); EFIEES, Belgium; EEVS Insight, UK; Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia; ASEW, Germany; CRES, Greece; EKODOMA, Latvia; ECB, Slovakia; CREARA, Spain; SEVEn, Czech Republic; Factor4, Belgium; BSERC, Bulgaria


The overall objective of the QualitEE project is to scale up responsible investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector, increase the trust of clients and financial institutions in energy service providers, thereby reducing the complexity of energy efficiency services as well as taking major steps towards standardization.

This objective will be achieved by implementation of national certification frameworks for energy efficiency services. A set of technical and financial quality criteria will be developed to underpin the certification of EE services.

The project is a follow-up activity of the IEE project Transparense. Transparense was the first important step towards the definition of common values for energy performance contracting, which aimed to increase the trust of investors and financial institutions in energy efficiency providers and their services. The Code of Conduct, developed by Transparense, lacked clear standardization elements and assessment criteria, which is addressed by QualitEE.