1st Energy Inspection: Prior to filling out an application for approval in the Program and issuance of the 1st Energy Performance Certificate
Following an invitation by the citizen, the energy inspector performs an energy inspection on the residence and issues the relevant Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), which includes proposals for the residence’s energy upgrading.
On the basis of the proposals included in the EPC, the citizen and the energy inspector select together the proposal(s) to be included in the application and enter the relevant interventions in the "Proposed Interventions Form", in detail.
More particularly, the Energy Inspector records the proposed interventions in accordance with the EPC and the citizen enters, in the last column of the first table, relevant cost information on the basis of the offers submitted by the suppliers and contractors responsible for the interventions’ implementation, as these are recorded in the relevant table included in the form.
The proposal (combination of interventions) for energy upgrade which is submitted with the application must satisfy the following condition: it must lead, to the upgrading by at least one energy class, or, alternatively, to an annual primary energy efficiency (conservation) higher than the 30% of the energy consumption of the reference building (kWh/m2). In order for the above condition to be met, the materials and systems to be used for the interventions must bear energy certifications. It is noted that increased energy efficiency is accomplished when materials and electromechanical installations meet, after the interventions, the minimum specifications set in paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 8 of KENAK, in accordance with and the relevant Technical Directives of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Moreover, the structural materials and electromechanical systems to be used, for which mandatory provisions are foreseen under relevant legislation, must bear the CE marking.
The inspector must also lay down in the “Proposed Interventions Form” the specifications and technical and energy characteristics of the structural materials and electromechanical systems, required for calculating the energy result and verifying that the Program requirements are met. The inspector records the energy class under which the residence is expected to be classified following implementation of the interventions, as well as the amount of primary energy efficiency (conservation).
The energy inspector also records information confirming that the Program’s eligibility criteria are met.
Regarding a proposal for the replacement of a diesel burner/boiler with a new one of the same technology, in particular, it must be adequately substantiated that it is really necessary to replace it instead of subjecting the existing one to maintenance or chemical cleaning (e.g. the boiler has suffered irreparable damage). Special verification must also be provided where a proposal is made for internal heat insulation.
The inspector’s compliance with the above conditions is important for considering an application as eligible, also taking into account the fact that, upon issuance of the EPC, the works may be started at the exclusive responsibility of the citizen.