Nearly zero-energy buildings


CECODHAS–Housing Europe launches new "POWER HOUSE" service to boost networking between the 39,000 affiliated housing providers throughout the EU

In their work to reduce energy consumption of stock, housing providers are coming across questions and doubts related to issues like access to finance, the best renewable energy source to use, etc. In response, POWER HOUSE EUROPE has been initiated...
This CECODHAS-Housing Europe led initiative is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme now has an official on-line home at The new site provides space for organizations to upload case studies and an on...

National Platforms for co-operative and managed housing operators offer access to information and tools

  Why not see what the POWER HOUSE EUROPE National Platforms can do for you?  

Energy labelling of buildings in Lombardy

Web site of Energy Certification of buildings in Lombardy, managed by Cestec SpA on behalf of Lombardy Region

US National Laboratory to build net-zero building test facility

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will build and operate a new National User Facility for Net-Zero Energy Buildings using a $15.9 million in stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. This facility...

Symposium Passive House

The PassiveHouse Symposium was founded to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge and progress in the field of energy efficient construction. This symposium offers a platform for speak ers all over Europe to share their knowledge on innovating...

Steering through the maze # 2: Net zero energy buildings: definitions, issues and experience

This is the second paper in a series of eceee guides to issues related to the recast of the EPBD. Updated September 2, 2009

Definition of zero carbon homes: impact assessment

The housing stock represents 27 per cent of UK emissions and new additions have a long lifespan so it is important to take the opportunity to reduce their environmental and carbon dioxide impact when they are first built. The market will not deliver...

Energy efficient and zero-energy building in The Netherlands

These projects in Harderwijk, Zoetermeer and Etten Leur (The Netherlands) are supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The goal of the projects is to achieve a very low energy consumption in sustainable houses. Energy savings are up to 50%. With...
According to the Dutch Housing Laws an energy performance (EPc) = 1,0 is obliged. The project in Harderwijk achieves a much better energy performance (EPc) = 0,75, the houses in Etten Leur achieves an energy performance (EPc) = 0,50....