This paper focuses on the definition of Nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) that represent one of the greatest opportunities to increase energy savings in Europe. As this term appears to be subject to different interpretations, the paper explores the NZEB literature to provide an overview of definitions. The analysis underlines inconsistencies and critical issues among them.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
In the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, 2010/31/EU), the term Nearly Zero-Energy Building (commonly abbreviated as NZEB) was introduced and defined as a “building that has a very high energy performance… the nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby
” (Art. 2).
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
The CoNZEBs team has completed the activity on the identification of potential cost reductions in the design and construction processes. The scientific partners and the housing organisations assessed the cost related to the design and planning phase according to the specific conditions applying in the participant countries (Germany, Denmark, Italy and Slovenia). Also the temporal development of construction costs for the main categories was investigated.
Post date: 18 Dec 2018
Aeropolis is an urban UFO. Its compact form sits square on street alignment south just to show it does belong there, discretely steps back west liberating a sunny plaza like a breather off the busy boulevard, and humbly aligns its cornice levels with the massive KINETIX next door. The resulting built form wraps itself around a federating patio ensuring optimal daylight entry for all occupants. So it is a respectful UFO.
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
ABRACADABRA invites you to the webinar on Financial viability of NZEBs through AdoRes: Abracadabra financial tools and lessons learnt to support the building energy revolution on January 31st, 2019,10:00-11:30 CET.
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
FOR PASIV is intended for all professionals and specialists in the sector, as well as for anyone who is interested in low-energy, passive and zero-energy buildings, be it young perspective people who are thinking about ways to make their new house less energy demanding, or anyone planning a renovation of her or his current dwelling.
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
To know more about it, join its closing events in Brussels on 6-7 February 2019.
Post date: 3 Dec 2018
This series of bi-weekly webinars is intended to bring you up to speed with what nZEB means for the residential sector. Sign up for a single webinar or for the series and find out all you need to know without leaving your desk. Ask questions of the experts wherever you are.
Session 1 – Introduction to nZEB Residential – Thursday 4 October | 1pm – 2pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Bourdin, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and Orla Coyle, SEAI
Post date: 21 Nov 2018
Want to test volumetric addition and deep energy efficieny renovation? Register in our page to have access to all the toolkits and watch the video-tutorial on ABRACADABRA Technical Toolkit!
Post date: 13 Nov 2018
Unfortunately, it is true - not all renovation works are of the quality we hope and pray for, and there’s a good reason for that – in general, professionals rarely have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to deliver a quality renovation project: one that not only saves energy, but increases your comfort, ensures good air quality, benefits your health and productivity, and in the end - makes you happy and satisfied, being confident your money’s well spent.
Post date: 26 Oct 2018