The definition of a specific Macro Activity.

View the Macro Activity Features and the related EEE profiles, Activities, Micro Activities, Knowledge, Skills and Competence.

Macro Activity

Building energy modelling

Macro Activity Features
  • Advisory
  • Auditing
  • Certification
  • Configuration
  • Control
  • Design
  • Management
  • Planning
  • R&D
  • Testing
  • Building Automation and Control System (BACS)
  • Building fabric
  • Energy production
  • Indoor environment
  • Outdoor environment
  • Technical building systems
Theory Field
  • Acoustics
  • Building physics
  • Data analytics
  • Economics
  • Heat transfer
  • Lighting
  • Statistics
  • Technology of materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electronics
  • Hydraulics
  • Metrology
  • Building component
  • Building sub‐ system
  • Whole building
Criteria Constraints
  • Climatic
  • Cultural
  • Economical
  • Environmental
  • Legislative
  • Social
  • Standardization
  • ASHRAE 209-2018
Implementation Context
  • European Union
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
Related Profiles
Related Activities and Micro Activities
1. Building Information Modelling
2. Load reduction
3. Design refinement to support further development of building design
4. Design Integration & Optimization
5. Energy Simulation-Aided Value Engineering
6. Simple box modelling of buildings
7. HVAC system selection
8. Conceptual design
Related Knowledge, Skills and Competences
K11 Knowledge about laws and regulations that govern certification of energy performance of buildings and obligations and responsibilities of the energy certifier Basic
K12 Knowledge of legislation and technical regulations on environmental protection and pollution factors Basic
K17 Awareness of traditional and innovative energy efficiency measures and technologies that exploit renewable energy sources Basic
Highly Specialised
K18 Knowledge about environmental auditing, identification of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission sources Basic
K19 Knowledge of the physical principles related to energy from production process to end-user consumption Basic
K21 Knowledge of the energy unit conversion factors Basic
K22 Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings Basic
K23 Knowledge of building service systems and their components Basic
K26 Knowledge of RES based systems applicable in buildings (PV, biomass, geothermal, etc.) Basic
K29 Knowledge of design and construction solutions for the optimization of new buildings and renovation of the existing buildings Basic
K31 Knowledge of reporting techniques (auditing, certification, maintenance plans, BACS documentation, etc.) Basic
K35 Knowledge of methods and tools for building energy modelling Basic
Highly Specialised
K37 Knowledge of process integration techniques and methods Basic
K40 Knowledge of different urban energy modelling approaches Basic
Highly Specialised
K42 Knowledge of regulations and technical standards on energy refurbishment of historical heritage Basic
Highly Specialised
K44 Knowlegde of principles of bioclimatic and passive systems in buildings including building orientation, thermal insulation, solar shading devices, openings size, free cooling, etc. Basic
K45 Knowledge of the principles of high-energy efficiency buildings, including passive house, NZEB, ZEB etc. Basic
K47 Knowledge of territorial information systems (GIS) Basic
Hard skills
HS1 To be able to calculate emissions (take inventory of GHG emissions) and quantify the reduction potential Basic
HS11 To be able to carry out the calculation of the energy performance of buildings Basic
HS20 To be able to carry out energy performance assessment for the energy rating of buildings with the use of professional IT tools Basic
HS21 To be able to carry out simulation analysis for environmental and sustainability assessment of buildings with the use of professional IT solutions Basic
Highly Specialised
HS23 To be able to carry out detailed energy simulation of various building systems in the scope of energy audit using professional IT tools Basic
HS25 To be able to conduct the impact assessment of the implemented energy efficiency measures and measures related with the exploatation of renewable energy sources Basic
HS27 To be able to select the most feasible energy efficiency measures for historic buildings, through the evaluation of a framework of needs, constraints and requirements Basic
Soft Skills
SS1 To be able to interact with the customer, listening and understanding their needs promoting technical and technological solutions Basic
Highly Specialised
SS4 Ability to lead or participate in a team dealing with energy efficiency and to act in an impartial and objective manner Basic
Highly Specialised
SS6 Be able to collect information through effective interviewing, listening, observing, analysing, measuring and reviewing documents, records, and data Basic
SS7 Ability to attention to details and to establish root causes Basic
SS10 To be able to moderate various meetings and effectively present key findings Basic
SS12 Ability to time management skills and attention to detail Basic
Highly Specialised
SS13 Creativity and vision in urban energy planning Basic
SS14 To be able to identify and understand staff needs related to training in the energy efficiency of buildings Basic
SS15 Complex problem solving in a effective manner Basic
C2 Awareness of the availability of energy sources Basic
C3 Awareness of the sensitivity analysis for the main variables that influence the calculation Basic
C4 Awareness of the environmental implications of energy use Basic
C5 Awareness of methods for data analysis Basic
Highly Specialised
C6 Awareness of quality system and main models Basic
C7 Awareness of forms and methods used in the technical documentation Basic
C11 To be able to carry out the application of criteria for assigning tasks, operating methods, sequences and times for carrying out activities and for the optimal use of materials and equipment Basic
C13 To be able to use appropriate procedures, conduct envisioned activities and evaluate available technologies related to the energy use in buildings Basic
C15 To be able to properly interpret requirements of the Technical Building Code regarding the most efficient systems and installations Basic
C16 To be able to provide effective measures for the management, implementation and design of alternative energy installations Basic
C17 To be able to work with complex environmental and energy data Basic
Highly Specialised
C18 To be capable to collect, organise and analyse quantitative data and perform complex numerical analyses Basic
Highly Specialised
C26 To be able to use various diagnostic and modelling tools Basic
C27 To be able to effectively use user manuals and any other technical data sheets Basic
Highly Specialised