IEE ZEBRA2020

In the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, 2010/31/EU), the term Nearly Zero-Energy Building (commonly abbreviated as NZEB) was introduced and defined as a “building that has a very high energy performance… the nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby” (Art. 2).
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
Type: News

This report has been developed with two independent investigations: a survey market analysis among real estate agents  an assessment of a regression study on EPC price surpluses   Therefore, conclusions have been made in these two areas. First area: the results of the real estate agent`s survey provides significant recommendations on how to increase the impact of EPCs on property values and how to overcome obstacles in the wider use of EPCs across the EU.
Post date: 28 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

The impact of energy performance certificates on property values and nearly zero-energy buildings – an analysis for professionals and users   This report, released within the framework of the EU funded project ZEBRA2020, is the result of two independent investigations: a survey among real estate agents and an assessment of energy performance certificates (EPCs) price surpluses.  
Post date: 27 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

On September 8th, the H2020 project called ZEBRA 2020 held its final conference on « monitoring the market uptake of nZEBS across Europe ».   Objectives  ZEBRA2020 was launched end of April 2014 in Vienna and monitors the market uptake of low-energy buildings across Europe, thereby generating data and evidence for policy evaluation and optimisation.
Post date: 20 Oct 2016
Type: News

The primary aim of this report is to assess whether energy efficiency is capitalised upon in the housing market of selected European countries. The affirmative case would result in a price surplus due to energy efficiency for sale and rental transactions. The energy efficiency rating given in Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) is used as a proxy for the energy efficiency of a dwelling. This enables a hedonic analysis to be carried out to estimate the willingness-to-pay for energy efficiency.  
Post date: 5 Aug 2016
Type: Publication

Findings in this new ZEBRA2020 study show that there is still a way to go in establishing official national nZEB levels for buildings, even though most countries have recently revised existing rules, regulations and guidelines, and facilitated means enabling highly energy conservative buildings in accordance with the EPBD. Determined differences in the structure of national and regional management, attitudes and economic structures are all factors found to have both a negative and positive effect on the progress and implementation of nZEBs in the different countries.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2016
Type: Publication

This new tool tracks the market uptake of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEBs) in Europe. It is a Wiki-tool to dynamically assess and visualise defined criteria of the national nZEB markets and to aggregate the results on national and EU level. The tracker allows to monitor the development per criterion and country over time and to compare the participating 18 countries.  
Post date: 15 Jun 2016
Type: News

This new tool tracks the market uptake of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEBs) in Europe. It is a Wiki-tool to dynamically assess and visualise defined criteria of the national nZEB markets and to aggregate the results on national and EU level. The tracker allows to monitor the development per criterion and country over time and to compare the participating 18 countries.  
Post date: 15 Jun 2016
Type: Tool

A new report from the ZEBRA2020 project links energy efficiency efforts related to construction and renovation activities with European, national and regional policies implemented in the building sector. It provides a detailed overview of policy frameworks in 12 EU countries (AT, CZ, FR, DE, IT, LT, LU, NO, PL, RO, SK, ES) by covering such aspects as: strategies and action plans; buildings codes; Energy Performance Certificates and more.  
Post date: 24 May 2016
Type: Publication