In this booklet, the results of the ZERO-PLUS are described emphasizing on the four case studies (UK, Italy, France, Cyprus), which all have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied. The case studies are in the monitoring phase where data about their energy environmental performance are being collected. These data will be used for the verification of the settlements’ performance.
Post date: 31 Jul 2020
HAPPEN (Holistic APproach and Platform for the deep renovation of the med residential built ENvironment) is a project that develops and rolls out the MedZEB approach: a tailored, holistic, transparent and adaptive strategy aimed to foster the market uptake of the deep energy retrofitting of the Mediterranean residential built environment.
Post date: 27 Jul 2020
The webinar “Back home. How global crisis will change the places where we live” organised by the CyprusInstitute, Project Partner of ZERO-PLUS, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Cyprus Ambasciata d' Italia a Nicosia - Embassy of Italy in Nicosia, was successfully completed on June 10.
Post date: 3 Jul 2020
[Report] International experiences with Efficiency First
Post date: 1 Jul 2020
The main concept of the ZERO-PLUS Project is now also available via an easy-to-digest interactive video! The story of NetZero Energy settlements is unwrapped step by step highlighting the importance of creating energy efficient settlements and enjoy a comfortable, sustainable and cost-effective home.
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
For four consecutive years, E Co. has been involved as a Partner in the ZERO-PLUS Project, contributing to its goal: to develop and implement a collaborative management approach to the design and construction of near-zero energy efficient settlements.
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.
Post date: 16 Jun 2020
Linked Data technologies have been developed in order to connect concepts in a structured way, enhancing machine readability and enabling many features like semantic queries. The potential of such technologies is wide in many fields, in particular in the construction sector, which could benefit in many ways by their application.
Post date: 3 Jun 2020
The renovation sector is crucial for a sustainable development of the construction market. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumed today in EU, but annual renovation rates are limited to 0.4/1.2% in Europe. Also, a large share of buildings has more than 40 years and it is not adequately heated, bringing to a low efficiency of the building stock in terms of energy and comfort1.
Post date: 26 May 2020
BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has published an analysis of the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post date: 20 May 2020