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Take a look at the latest news of the ZERO-PLUS Project and stay tuned for the upcoming newsletter!   14th edition of ZERO-PLUS newsletter
Post date: 28 Aug 2020
Type: News

The fourth and final session in a four-part mini-series of interactive online events for local authorities, educational institutions and others involved with delivering educational buildings to the Passivhaus standard. This session provides a closer look at school case studies in England & Wales to back up the policy and precedence discussed in the preliminary session. Hear viewpoints from clients, designers and contractors involved with delivering Passivhaus schools.  
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: Event

Date: 16 September 2020     Time: 16.00 - 18.00 Location: Online        
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: Event

Date: 9 September 2020       Time: 16.00 - 18.00 Location: Online         The second in a four-part mini-series of interactive online events for local authorities, educational institutions and others involved with delivering educational buildings to the Passivhaus standard.  This session provides a closer look at regional case studies to back up the policy and precedence discussed in the preliminary session.   
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: Event

Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with solar panels!” he says.
Post date: 21 Aug 2020
Type: News

In July, the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee released a report which was highly critical of the current lack of progress in building energy efficiency work, particularly in England. The report urged a seven-fold increase in the installation rate. “A major upgrade of the energy performance of the UK’s entire building stock will be a fundamental pillar of any credible strategy to reach net zero emissions, to address fuel poverty and cut energy bills,” the committee told the government.”  
Post date: 17 Aug 2020
Type: Publication

IEA EBC Annex 72: 8th Expert Meeting   October 7-9, 2020 Online United Kingdom   IEA EBC Annex 72 - Assessing Life Cycle Related Environmental Impacts Caused by Buildings  
Post date: 5 Aug 2020
Type: Event

The STEP-IN project has rolled out living labs for hundreds of energy vulnerable citizens in three locations in the UK, Hungary and Greece through public workshops and free home energy advisor visits, testing different solutions in an iterative process. The tailored support, in some cases combined with monitoring equipment, has allowed households to make important savings by, for example, replacing old appliances or switching energy suppliers.
Post date: 31 Jul 2020
Type: News

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
Type: Publication

The settlements are located in Cyprus, France, Italy and the UK and consist of different typologies of residential buildings. They are now occupied and a monitoring phase is ongoing to collect data on their energy and environmental performances and verify the ZERO-PLUS solutions.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2020
Type: News