NZEB - Near Zero-Energy Buildings

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District heating (DH) systems are key systems for the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. In order to allow for this transition, while guaranteeing competitive energy costs, conversion of DHs is required. DH operation temperature needs to be reduced in order to increase the performance of renewable systems and operation criteria needs to be adopted for the introduction of weather-dependent, distributed heat sources such as solar systems.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Publication

EIT Climate-KIC’ Building Technologies Accelerator (BTA), Waterweg Wonen Housing Cooperation, BIK bouw, Provincie Utrecht, TU Delft, TU Munchen, Sto Isoned, Itho Daalderop and Kingspan work together to realize a unique deep retrofit project in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. As a result of this pilot, 12 homes have been transformed into Zero Energy Buildings.
Post date: 19 Jul 2018
Type: Link

Post date: 10 Jul 2018
Type: Publication

The experts of the Concerted Actions (CA) worked from 2015-2018 to provide a comprehensive overview of the EPBD implementation among the Member States (MSs).   Among all, the CA released a thematic report with an analysis of the new constructions and NZEBs requirements across Europe. Challenges and experiences with the early implementation of NZEBs in the MSs are analysed by collecting case studies and discussing how to integrate renewable energy systems (RES) and other innovative technologies, as well as the indoor climate issue, into the energy performance assessment.
Post date: 15 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

The workshop will be held at the European Parliament on June 27 (16.00 – 18.00) in Room 5F385, followed by a reception. The event is part of the Energy Days of the Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). Due to limited space online registration is needed.
Post date: 13 Jun 2018
Type: Event

  The CoNZEBs team is asking for your opinion, based on your personal experiences, conversations with friends and neighbours, media or technical literature. Do you have any questions and open dilemmas regarding living in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings? The questionnaire below will take -10 minutes  and your opinion will be very helpful for developing a CONZEBs information platform for future users of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. The deadline for your contribution is 30 April 2018.   Thank you for your cooperation.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
Type: News

15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)   We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and well-being of building occupants are basic requirements and a human right, therefore both policy makers and the building industry have to take their role in ensuring healthy and comfortable living conditions for people.  
Post date: 18 Dec 2017
Type: News

  15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)     We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and well-being of building occupants are basic requirements and a human right, therefore both policy makers and the building industry have to take their role in ensuring healthy and comfortable living conditions for people.  
Post date: 18 Dec 2017
Type: News

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: News

  by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)    
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News