ZERO-PLUS newsletter #2 - May 2016

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This is the second issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.


This issue includes information on the first ZERO-PLUS progress meeting that was held in March 2016 in Bergamo, Italy. In addition the newsletter includes information about a number of project research and dissemination activities:


  • Coordination of the CIB New Commission - TG93 Building Zero Energy Settlements by Prof. Dr. Thomas Bock of the Technical University München, Germany, and Prof. Dr. Mattheos Santamouris of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
  • Presentation of the ZERO-PLUS project at the EC Impact Workshop for the Energy-efficient Buildings Public-Private Partnership projects.
  • Presentation on ZERO-PLUS at the 16TH CIRIAF National Congress – Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sull'Inquinamento da Agenti Fisici.
  • Paper/Presentation: "Building performance simulation of advanced energy technologies to achieve net zero energy dwellings in UK" at the Building Simulation and Optimisation 2016 conference.
  • Presentation of MSc thesis on ZERO-PLUS (topic: “Microclimate analysis and the environmental quality optimization: The case of four Net Zero Energy Settlements around Europe”) at the University of Perugia.
  • EU dissemination opportunities.

Please visit the project’s website to read the full document at the link provided below.


The ZERO-PLUS project: “Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology”, funded under the EC H2020 program, aims at the development and implementation of a comprehensive, cost-effective system for Net Zero Energy (NZE) settlements. The system is composed of innovative solutions for the building envelope, for building energy generation and management, and for energy management at the settlement level. The developed solutions will be implemented in four different demonstration projects throughout the EU, with varying climates and building types. The results of their implementation will be monitored and analysed. More information can be found at: