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Monitoring real consumption of nearly Zero Energy buildings

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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

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.

All data will be made publicly accessible through the Sole platform. Consumption indexes will be available in different formats and it will be easy, for example, to compare performances of buildings in different locations. Project partners have started collecting data since autumn 2012 and the first monitoring results will be on line from the beginning of 2013.