Nearly zero-energy buildings


Incorporating buildings actions in Nationally Determined Contributions: a guide from GABC

Incorporating fundable buildings sector Green House Gas (GHG) emission mitigation actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/UNEP, 2018). Final energy demand from buildings is predicted to increase 50% by 2050 compared with 2015 levels under business as usual scenarios...

Sans-Souci project, Brussels, Belgium

The Ixelles municipality of Brussels gave new life to a sizeable and unstructured inner space of a large city block with the development of a housing and equipment complex with outstanding sustainability and energy efficiency performances.

The Sans-Souci project is remarkable for its scope and for its scale of intervention: the plot is about 300 meters long and 100 meters wide, which is equivalent to the area of 3 classical-small-size city blocks of the Brussels.   The...

Passive Witness House CLK, Luxembourg

Smart Building winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

Being heavily involved in passive constructions, we wanted to create a thoughtful and sustainable building. We equipped our control house with a complete EnOcean wireless home automation system. This innovative technology works without any...

1st Nordic ZEB+ Conference : Call for abstracts

The conference will present state-of-the art research and practical solutions that pave the way towards a low carbon built environment, with a focus on Nordic countries.

The conference will feature several outstanding keynote speakers from authorities within business and academia.   Abstract submission is open until 1st of Februry 2019!   We welcome abstracts from research and practice...

What is a Nearly zero energy building? Overview, implementation and comparison of definitions

The reduction of energy consumption in buildings is an important pillar of the European strategy to ensure that future climate and energy targets are reached.

This paper focuses on the definition of Nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) that represent one of the greatest opportunities to increase energy savings in Europe. As this term appears to be subject to different interpretations, the paper...

OVERVIEW | Zero-Energy Buildings: does the definition influence their design and implementation?

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...

New CoNZEBs report

The CoNZEBs team has completed the activity on the identification of potential cost reductions in the design and construction processes. The scientific partners and the housing organisations assessed the cost related to the design and...

Passive certified Office building "Aeroplis II"

Office building designed to use minimum energy and take what it needs from renewable sources, while offering optimal comfort for occupants – which was delivered in 06/2011

Aeropolis is an urban UFO. Its compact form sits square on street alignment south just to show it does belong there, discretely steps back west liberating a sunny plaza like a breather off the busy boulevard, and humbly aligns its cornice...