Common barriers and challenges in current nZEB practice in Europe

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This report is part of the Nearly Zero energy Neighbourhoods (ZenN) project. The general objectives of the project are to demonstrate the feasibility (technical, financial and social) of innovative low energy renovation processes for buildings at the neighbourhood scale; identify and disseminate promising management and financial schemes to facilitate large scale replication and launch ambitious replication plans at several scales (local, regional etc.) with the participation of local administrations.

As a first task, in order to optimise the long term results and efficiency of the project, the current building renovation practices and main challenges around Europe regarding residential nZEB renovations has been analysed in this report.

The project's implementation period is 2013 – 2017. The project is funded through EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). In total, 12 partners from five countries are involved in the project: Tecnalia (Spain), CEA (France), IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden), SINTEF (Norway), ASM (Poland), NTNU (Norway), The municipality of Oslo (Norway), Debegesa (Spain), City of Eibar (Spain), Ville de Grenoble (France) EJ-GV (Spain) and the City of Malmö (Sweden).


For more information on the project, please visit the ZenN-project website.