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Factsheet for measure CY-2024-16/3488 – measures in Cyprus

Energy performance of buildings – Methodology and training on iSBEMcy software

Ενεργειακή Απόδοση Κτιρίων – Μεθοδολογία και εκμάθηση λογισμικού iSBEMcy

Country Cyprus , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 18 April 2024 – 26 April 2024
Context Green Transition
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Retrofitting buildings
Author Loucas Antoniou (INEK) and Eurofound
Measure added 27 February 2024 (updated 13 March 2024)

Background information

The Cyprus Energy Agency announced the implementation of the Energy Performance of buildings seminar, which is addressed to individuals that wish to become Qualified Experts to issue Energy Performance certificates. It is a four-day theoretical and practical seminar that will be implemented in April 2024 and funded by the Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA) of Cyprus.

Content of measure

The programme is addressed to all certified engineers of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK): architects, civil, mechanical, chemical, electric and environmental engineers pursuing to become Qualified Experts that will be able to issue Energy Performance Certificates and enter the Register of Qualified Experts of the Energy Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry.

Contextually, the seminar consist of ten units, including: the energy performance of buildings, the legal framework and the EU directives; thermal insulation materials and thermal insulation, thermal transmittance coefficient Uvalue and effective thermal capacity Cm; methodology for calculating the energy performance of buildings; stages of certification; practical activities in using the software iSBEMCy; solutions of theoretical and computational exercises.

The total cost of the seminar is €650 and the sponsorship for beneficiaries from the Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA) is €480. HRDA beneficiaries pay €170 and are exempt from VAT charges. For non HRDA beneficiaries that participated in other seminars of the Cyprus Energy Agency in the past, a discount of 20% of the initial cost is provided. They pay €520 plus €98 for VAT. For other non HRDA beneficiaries, a 10% discount is provided from the initial cost paying €585 plus €115.15 for VAT.

Use of measure

Currently, there is no information on the number of professionals that will attend the seminar as it takes place in April 2024.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Particular professions
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


Social partners were not involved in the designing of the training programme. The initiative as well as the designing and implementation are exclusive responsibilities of the Cyprus Energy Agency. Additionally, the Agency, according to the Decree 166/2016, is an approved by the Energy Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry body to organize the written examinations for the Qualified Experts that will be able to issue the Energy Performance Certificates.

Views and reactions

No particular reactions from social partners have been recorded on the issue.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      F - Construction F41 Construction of buildings
      F42 Civil engineering
      F43 Specialised construction activities
    • Occupation (ISCO level 2)
      Science and engineering professionals


  • 09 February 2024: Ενεργειακή απόδοση κτιρίων: Μεθοδολογία και εκμάθηση λογισμικού (


Eurofound (2024), Energy performance of buildings – Methodology and training on iSBEMcy software , measure CY-2024-16/3488 (measures in Cyprus), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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