Nearly zero-energy buildings

Liquid windows and the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow

They look like ordinary windows but they're not. Inside each pane, there is a continuous flow of distilled water and glycol. The windows have been designed by researchers and architects working to create the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow....

OVERVIEW | Tools for photovoltaics in buildings

Today’s energy market is rapidly transforming with the diffusion of new decentralized energy actors. In this scenario, buildings play a relevant role for the energy transition that European countries are facing. They are expected to shift from...

OVERVIEW | Evolution of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

  by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)     The EU’s legislative framework for energy efficient buildings was strengthened in 2002 with the adoption of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD – Directive...

OVERVIEW | EU support for (deep) energy renovation of buildings

  by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)     As reported by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), deep renovation has the potential to reduce the energy consumption of the building stock by 36% until 2030....

OVERVIEW | Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings: which projects are in the pipeline?

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   The deadline for new buildings to fulfil the Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) level as defined by the ...

EU Parliament ITRE Committee votes for highly energy-efficient buildings by 2050

New measures to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050 were agreed by the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament.   Rules to channel the...

Contribute to identifying barriers in nZEB: AZEB project

You can contribute to identify barriers to nZEB via the AZEB project   The AZEB project aims to show how Zero Energy Buildings can be made affordable in the whole life cycle of buildings, from design to construction and...

OVERVIEW | Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology

By Marina Laskari, Maria Saliari, Mat Santamouris – NKUA (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)    Buildings and settlements are increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of energy...

PROF/TRAC training course on nZEB design and construction

In October, PROF/TRAC project is offering a free online course to develop and certify trainers’ skills on nZEB design and construction. This Train-the-Trainers course is designed for trainers linked to training...

World Sustainable Energy Days 2018 – Call for Papers & Speakers

More than 700 delegates from over 50 countries from business, public sector and the research community are expected to participate in the World Sustainable Energy Days 2018, one of Europe’s largest annual events on energy...