Refurbishment of the Public building stock towards nZEB
RePublic_ZEB, an Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project, was focused on the energy and CO₂ emissions associated with existing public buildings and their refurbishment towards nZEB, because of the huge potential for energy savings. Republic_ZEB spanned across the South-Eastern European region with eleven partners located in target countries and one outside.
The core objective of the project was to define cost-benefit optimised “packages of measures” based on efficient and quality-guaranteed technologies for the refurbishment of the public building stock towards nZEB, that are standardised and adopted by builders and building owners.
From this stemmed three basic objectives:
- State-of-the-art assessment of the public building stock through a country-specific evaluation of the energy consumption and CO2 emissions
- Define reference buildings;
- Develop a common framework and a harmonised methodology for the definition of a nZEB concept for public buildings.
RePublic_ZEB aimed to achieve these objectives through the following activities:
- Analysis of the public building stock and definition of reference buildings
- Assessment of the status quo and analysis of opportunities for refurbishing public buildings towards nZEB
- Cost-benefit analysis of the “packages of measures” for the refurbishment towards nZEB
- Strategies and guidelines towards nZEBs
- Communication and dissemination
Project duration: From March 2014 to August 2016