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Inclusion of New Buildings in Residential Building Typologies

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The report Inclusion of New Buildings in Residential Building Typologies - Steps Towards NZEBs Exemplified for Different European Countries is a 2014 deliverable of the EPISCOPE project.

 

As it is expected, more than one quarter of the European 2050s building stock is still to be built. Consequently, the effective implementation of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) needs to be supported by providing guidance, common principles and quality checks of the concepts.

 

This report presents an overview of the current national minimum requirements, related national calculation methods, the status of the national NZEB definitions, as well as information on how these new built concepts were integrated in the national residential building typologies for the 17 participating countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus,  Czech Republic, Denmark, France, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, and The Netherlands).

 

The overall objective of the report is to enable an understanding of diverse energy-related approaches and requirements for new buildings in the residential sector in different countries and to learn from each other on how to develop successful energy saving strategies. A focus is placed on the energy consumption for space heating and domestic hot water.

 

 

To download the report, please visit the relevant EPISCOPE website.

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