ZERO-PLUS project - Analysis of the business case for the application of the technologies and processes developed in the project
The business case analysis in the present report is the second stage of support to companies planning to exploit the ZERO-PLUS project outputs to expand their participation in this market, following the first stage in which a market analysis was performed.
The business case involves a settlement that meets the three ZERO-PLUS performance criteria of reduced energy consumption, increase in renewable energy production and reduced initial cost.
A number of options for the business case were initially identified and a preliminary assessment made of the chief characteristics of these options. Based on an estimate of the fit of each option with the nature of the ZERO-PLUS project, the case for change and the strategic landscape, a short list of options was selected for further analysis. The option analysis looked at the benefits, costs, risks and deliverability (implementation time) of each of the four final options.
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The ZERO-PLUS project: “Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology”, funded under the EC H2020 program, aims at the development and implementation of a comprehensive, cost-effective system for Net Zero Energy (NZE) settlements. The system is composed of innovative solutions for the building envelope, for building energy generation and management, and for energy management at the settlement level. The developed solutions will be implemented in four different demonstration projects throughout the EU, with varying climates and building types. The results of their implementation will be monitored and analysed. More information can be found at: http://www.zeroplus.org/