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MaTrID project: Market Transformation Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Through Widespread Use of Integrated Energy Design; Conference Paper

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At the Joint 34th AIVC, 3rd TightVent, 2nd Cool Roofs and 1st Venticool Conference about "Energy conservation technologies for mitigation and adaptation in the built environment: the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials", hold at Athens, Greece, on 25-26 September 2013, it has been presented a paper titled:



ID is a design procedure that considers the building as a whole system with the aim of optimizing it throughout the lifecycle. ID can be used to reach high ambitions by developing, discussing and evaluating a scheme using a multidisciplinary team from the initial design phases and it is a proven approach for achieving high-performance buildings with good indoor environment without sacrificing architectural quality or result in excessive costs. Integrated Design support designers in delivering buildings which satisfy occupant’s needs much more than conventionally designed buildings. Towards this direction MaTrID project supports the implementation of directive 2010/31/EU by widespread market adoption of ID on the national level. The main targets of MaTrID are:

  • Establishing the general understanding on the advantages and requirements of ID
  • Improving the know-how basis on ID
  • Testing the practical implementation of ID on a large scale
  • Development of a common tool-kit for the integrated energy design of NZEB
  • Adaptation of the common tool-kit to national requirements
  • Implementing EU-wide promotion and dissemination activities
  • Drawing conclusions for a further market adoption.

The benefit of EU collaboration is to link good practices among leading European countries (including clients, private industry, public sector, etc.). Knowledge transfer among Europe and various actors is the main benefit of MaTrID.