by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)
Post date: 18 Οκτ 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project AZEB (Affordable Zero Energy Buildings) aims to achieve significant construction and lifecycle cost reductions of new NZEB’s through integral process optimisation in all construction phases. Optimising construction processes to fully integrate available solutions in the areas of process, technology and contracting is seen as the largest potential in lifecycle cost reduction. The project will create a common methodology for cost effective NZEB.
The main steps of the AZEB project are to:
Post date: 28 Σεπ 2017
Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
Cost-Optimality • nZEB • Implementation Practice
Post date: 19 Σεπ 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project MODER (Mobilization of innovative design tools for refurbishing of buildings at district level) vision is cost-effective, energy-efficient and user-oriented refurbishment of buildings as part of the global energy system. The main objective of MODER is to increase business of engineering companies, energy managers and consultants in supporting municipalities and building owners in European and global markets for the refurbishment of buildings at district level.
The project’s objectives are:
Post date: 15 Αυγ 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded RentalCal project (European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Energetic Retrofitting Investments) aims to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments. With the development and dissemination of this tool, the project follows three distinct scopes:
Post date: 14 Ιουλ 2017
Local water harvesting, demand reduction and wastewater treatment measures at a building scale can help manage water resources around the Mediterranean.
This study conducts a life cycle water, energy and cost analysis of rainwater and condensate water harvesting, water conservation, wastewater treatment and three combinations of these measures over 50 years, using an apartment building in Sehaileh, Lebanon. The measures’ performance is further investigated through a comprehensive sensitivity analysis that extends the applicability of findings.
Post date: 22 Μάιος 2017
Renovating Buildings with Cost-Effective Reductions in Energy and Carbon Emissions – Findings from IEA EBC Annex 56
Post date: 2 Νοε 2016
Efficient buildings are essential for an affordable Danish energy supply in 2050. The purpose of this report is to describe the contribution and role of the building sector in a 100% renewable energy future, as well as the transitions that are necessary in the building sector to support this change. The report builds on a literature review encompassing more than 50 reports and research papers over the last 10 years and more than a two decades knowledge about the interactions between different components of the energy sector.
Post date: 21 Σεπ 2016
This guide, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, is a step-by-step guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) housebuilders on building energy efficient homes cost effectively. It begins with highlighting high areas of cost risk when building a low energy home and focuses specifically on photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal, wall insulation, heating, airtightness and ventilation, thermal bridges and orientation.
Post date: 16 Αυγ 2016
This report provides an overview of the main outcomes of the discussions that took place from March 2011 to March 2015 under the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD on issues related to cost‐optimality and procedures for calculating a building’s energy performance.
The report deals in specific with the following topics:
energy performance calculation procedures;
calculating cost‐optimal energy performance levels;
energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings.
Post date: 23 Μάιος 2016