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Smart Energy Building Strategy of the Basque Region awarded with best Poster presentation at CLIMA 2016

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CLIMA 2016 awards a poster presentation about the Smart Energy Building Strategy of the Basque Region


The study presents a review of the Housing Policy and strategies implemented in the Northern Spanish region during the last decade. The analysis was carried out by the Laboratory for the Quality Control of Buildings of the Basque Government and the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, and was selected as the best Poster presentation of the CLIMA 2016 – 12th REHVA World Congress held in Aalborg, Denmark 22-25 May, 2016. In addition, DAYKIN provided the winners with a prize consisting of a course in their facilities in Belgium.


The scientific committee valued its potential for other European countries as well as the combination of technical and practical aspects for improving the energy efficiency of buildings. In fact, a number of improvements were made.  Equally important, the main problems for inefficient buildings from the last decade were also identified among several cases.  These cases were comprised of new constructions and energy refurbished buildings.


In the same study, the Basque researchers presented the first Zero Energy Social Housing Building (NZEB) in Spain. This project consists of 32 social dwellings built in Portugalete (near Bilbao). The first occupants will move in this summer. This project is included in the European funded project SMARTBUILD and is the result of the collaboration between the Basque Government, the University of the Basque Country and TECNALIA.


For further information please visit:

·         Aalborg University’s webpage to download the poster communication;

·         contact  ENEDI Research Group’s website