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

Οι διήμερες εκδηλώσεις της  PASSIEXPO για το Παθητικό Κτίριο θα περιλαμβάνουν : Τρία Εξειδικευμένα Εργαστήρια (ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ 02/11/2018 4.00μμ το απόγευμα) Air tightness Masterclass Workshop: Για πρώτη φορά στην Ελλάδα θα διεξαχθεί εξειδικευμένο σεμινάριο για την αεροστεγανότητα των κτιρίων και τον έλεγχο αυτής. Οι συμετέχοντες θα ζουν ζωντανά πως τοποθετούμε αεροστεγανά ενα κούφωμα , πως εξασφαλίζουμε στεγανά συστήματα σωληνώσεων, πως κάνουμε ενα τέστ υποπίεσης κτιρίου. Το εργαστήριο διεξάγεται με την υποστήριξη της SIGA SWISS
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
Type: Event

IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies, ZEBs generally refer to highly efficient buildings that use renewable technology to produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The difficulty lies in the variety of metrics used to establish ‘zero’ energy or emissions, in addition to different energy consumption and production boundaries that make direct comparisons hard.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

ABRACADABRA is the acronym of a title summarizing the project’s strategy: Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Link

Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to build and maintain. Buildings are central to the EU‘s energy efficiency policy. Improving the energy performance of Europe‘s building stock is crucial, not only to achieve the EU‘s 2020 targets but also to meet the longer term objectives of the climate strategy as laid down in the low carbon economy roadmap 2050.  
Post date: 20 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

Heat Pumps in near Zero Emission Buildings (nZEB) - in the new issue of the HPT Magazine!   Heat pumps is an excellent choice for low energy buildings! This is evidenced by the three projects (so called annexes) - within the Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) - that have been devoted to them, as well as the number of countries that have been participating in them. In the latest issue of HPT Magazine, we get an overview of the benefits of using heat pumps in low energy buildings.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

Download the complete October issue of REHVA journal here:  05/2017 (PDF) or read and download individual articles.  
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

Energy efficient buildings will play a key role in helping Europe meet its ambitious climate and energy targets. However, installing the technologies needed to make Europe's building stock greener requires a skillset that the construction industry can struggle to supply.   BUILD UP Skills addresses this gap by training construction workers and preparing them to meet the challenges posed by new energy efficiency regulations.   BUILD UP Skills has released 3 videos presenting the initiative, its results so far and the aim for 2020 & beyond.  
Post date: 3 Oct 2017
Type: News

Download the complete journal here:   04/2017 (PDF) or read and download individual articles.   EDITORIAL 05 Active REHVA involvement at policy level in Europe and beyond Jaap Hogeling ARTICLES
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology“) research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings.
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
Type: Case