NZEB - Near Zero-Energy Buildings

New measures to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050 were agreed by the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament.  
Post date: 12 Oct 2017
Type: News

The EU’s major buildings legislation is under review: this is the opportunity to boost the quality of life and wellbeing of people across Europe through energy renovation.    At Renovate  Europe Day 2017, which will take place on 10 October in the European Parliament at Brussels, Belgium, the Rapporteur and 4 Shadow Rapporteurs for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) will debate their views with the Estonian EU Presidency, the Commission and key stakeholders at n the European Parliament, focusing on the following questions:  
Post date: 4 Oct 2017
Type: Event

You can contribute to identify barriers to nZEB via the AZEB project   The AZEB project aims to show how Zero Energy Buildings can be made affordable in the whole life cycle of buildings, from design to construction and maintenance. Optimizing construction processes to fully integrate available solutions in the areas of process, technology and contracting is seen as the largest potential in lifecycle cost reduction.
Post date: 4 Oct 2017
Type: News

This report by the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), offers a definition for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs) to be used as a reference to support a strategy for the development of nZEBs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This report runs in parallel to global trends of transitioning towards a low carbon, low energy economy and subsequent development of nZEBs. As part of this Report, various concepts and global implementations of Zero Buildings were reviewed by EmiratesGBC with a particular focus on nZEBs.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

Getting to Zero London Energy Transformation Initiative: Proposals For Energy Policy   This report, released by the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), sets out four key proposals which will help all new buildings in London to operate at net zero carbon by 2030 and all existing buildings in the capital by 2050.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

In the ZERO-PLUS project report “Analysis of the market potential within the EU28 for “nearly zero-energy” buildings constructed using the concepts developed in the project” the main types of procurement in the construction industry are documented and analysed. These procurement types are summarised below.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

The benefits of the analysis at the settlement level arise not only from the larger scale compared to single buildings, but also, importantly, from looking at a system of houses with their interactions. This means, for instance, cost reduction through the deployment of renewable energy technologies at the settlement level instead of individually in each building.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

In the ZERO-PLUS project report “Market analysis of trends in the construction of residential highly energy performing buildings” a significant amount of information on barriers and drivers for the construction of highly energy efficient buildings, and for renovation programmes at the district or settlement level that improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings has been collected and reported.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

By Marina Laskari, Maria Saliari, Mat Santamouris – NKUA (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)   
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: News

Χρηματοδοτικά μοντέλα για την ενεργειακή ανακαίνιση δημοτικών κτηρίων σε κτήρια σχεδόν Μηδενικής Ενεργειακής Κατανάλωσης (ΣΜΕΚ)  
Post date: 28 Sep 2017
Type: Link