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POWER HOUSE Partners joined forces with the Solar Decathlon Europe, to hold the official launch of the Nearly Zero Challenge. Speakers at the launch were asked for their views on the project and its aims and if they had strategic tips on the best way forward for housing providers:
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News

Within the POWER HOUSE nearly Zero Energy Challenge project, 30 test cases of low and nearly Zero Energy Building in different European social and cooperative housing will be monitored. The aim is to show the real energy performance of buildings, and not only the estimated values. Monitoring will cover heating, cooling, production of hot water and building technical services, including ventilation and lighting. The production of in situ renewable energy systems will also be monitored, according to the requirements of the new EPBD directive.
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News

A lack of a secure framework and also doubts about the possibility to use the funds due to budget deficit limits and the grey area of compliance with European Legislation such as the EPBD. Systems like the Jessica EIB funding scheme could be used to overcome the problem of budget deficit limits but are not yet in place.
Post date: 11 Jan 2013
Type: News

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents'). Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own!   What is needed to make the market deliver Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings which are easier and cheaper to build and manage? Housing providers must ensure that the market delivers nearly-zero energy homes which are both simpler and cheaper to build and manage.
Post date: 8 Nov 2012
Type: News

To meet these challenges, the sector must innovate - it must identify ways to save money during the construction or rebuilding process and to look for innovative approaches, concepts and building techniques which make the realisation of nearly-Zero Energy buildings both simpler and cheaper. These innovations which should integrate design, building processes, building systems and techniques as well as the legislative framework, the financing and governance must radically reduce energy consumption in exchange for a manageable additional investment.
Post date: 13 Aug 2012
Type: News

You can download the report here. Please also see the relevant BUILD UP publication here.
Post date: 23 Sep 2011
Type: News

This short report gives highlights on the impact National/Regional POWER HOUSE Platforms are having around the EU and updates on the issues facing Public, Cooperative and Social Housing providers in their quest to future proof the homes they build and manage in the face of erratic energy prices, climate change and constrained public budgets.
Post date: 23 Sep 2011
Type: Publication

The aim was to discuss with the stakeholders of the housing and energy sector and with the Committee of the Regions members, MEPs and Commission ‘s representative, the opportunities that this Directive offers to reduce energy consumption and energy poverty. The conference helped to inform European decision makers of the reality at local level by drawing on information gathered through the POWER HOUSE EUROPE big Green Housing Exchange project financed by the IEE programme.
Post date: 15 Sep 2011
Type: News