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Spanish model for sustainable living: Patio 2.12 house at EIP SCC 2016 General Assembly

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The Spanish model Patio 2.12  will be shared by ENACE during the session on positive energy blocks which is held within the framework of the the second EIP SCC General Assembly in Eindhoven in the Netherlands on the 24 May, 2016. This building was designed by the University of Jaén and was awarded the 2nd Solar Decathlon prize in 2012 for its innovative response to the need for sustainable homes.


Positive Energy Blocks - Initiative Break-out

The PEB Initiative aims to build 100 Positive Energy Blocks by 2020, with at least 1 PEB per EU Member State, taking up nature - based solutions where possible. Fifty percent of these  mixed - usage  PEBs should be in cities with a maximum of 150,000 inhabitants (“Small Giants”).  A PEB is a group of connected neighbouring buildings producing more energy than they use on a yearly basis in terms of heating, cooling, ventilation.


By assembling ideas and sharing experiences under the auspices of the European Commission, together with delegates from industry, European municipalities and regions, academia and civil society ENACE contributes to strengthening implementation of EU energy laws and policies on the national level and shares solutions made in Spain with the aim to be rolled-out evenly across Europe, while taking into account differences in city size and geoclimatic conditions.

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