Practices

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Solutions sets for cost optimisation of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) in four European countries

The CoNZEBs project formed the main part of a session at the IAQVEC conference in Bari in September 2019. CoNZEBs project partner held in total 6 presentations including a project overview, different project results and one of the national...
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End-users' opinion on living in multi-family nearly zero-energy buildings

The CoNZEBs project formed the main part of a session at the IAQVEC conference in Bari in September 2019. CoNZEBs project partner held in total 6 presentations including a project overview, different project results and one of the national...
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EU CoNZEBs report: Solution sets for NZEB multi‐family houses and beyond assessed for 2030

The main goal of the EU Horizon 2020 project CoNZEBs was to identify technology combinations for multi-family houses that fulfil the Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) requirements but result in lower investment costs if compared to the...
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Paris Court (France)

Reaching a height of 160 meters, the Paris Court covers an area of approximately 110,000 m² and accommodates up to 8,800 people per day.   The large rectangular atrium develops over the entire height of the base, up to 28 meters. This...
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Elementary school extension - Chauconin, France

In October 2017, the municipality of Chauconin-Neufmontiers officially inaugurated the new premises of  "Marianne" school, an unprecedented educational extension for this town of 3000 inhabitants.   The project is carried out as part of a...
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Overview | Renovate Europe’s REDay 2019: Deep Energy Renovation Already All Around Us

The Renovate Europe Campaign celebrated its annual REDay beacon event on the 8th of October 2019 in the European Parliament. Gathering building sector stakeholders, experts and policymakers this ninth edition was hosted by MEP Pernille...
Transformation of 530 Dwellings, a renovation of 1960s housing in France by Frédéric Druot Architecture, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes and Christophe Hutin Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2019
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Aerogel materials for heritage buildings: Materials, properties and case studies

Aerogels are open-porous, high-performance thermal insulation materials that can be used for very thinbuilding insulation. So far, the application conditions of these materials and their potential in heritagebuildings have not yet been...
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Building renovation in the Clean Energy Package: implications at local, national and EU levels

The Clean energy package for All Europeans is a comprehensive set of legislation that defines European climate and energy policy for 2020 and beyond, composed of eight different pieces of legislation aimed at accelerating the energy...
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OVERVIEW | Tools for photovoltaics in buildings

Today’s energy market is rapidly transforming with the diffusion of new decentralized energy actors. In this scenario, buildings play a relevant role for the energy transition that European countries are facing. They are expected to shift...
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Trends and projections in Europe 2019

Building on its climate change mitigation policies and greenhouse gas emissions reductions over recent decades, the EU aims to become the world's first climate-neutral economy. Achieving climate neutrality will help Europe contribute to...
Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets   The annual ‘Trends and projections’ report provides an assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets. It is...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in UK

This article illustrates how the implementation of the EPBD in the UK has interacted with the CEN EPBD-related standards. The focus is on the UK story, but the some of the opinions and perspectives reflect discussions with technical...
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OVERVIEW | An introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology that has been developed to evaluate the environmental impact of buildings, with respect to their processes, their materials and use (energy) throughout the whole life cycle of a building. It is...
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The use of EN EPB standards in Switzerland

As a non-EU country, Switzerland is not obliged to implement the EPBD, not even in the frame of the bilateral contracts. However, as a full member of CEN, the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) has – as all other CEN members –...
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Heat pumps in Arnhem, the Netherlands

The European Commission aims to analyse the competitiveness of the European heating and cooling industry. Four case studies of successful and competitive deployment of heating and cooling solutions at a city level from selected...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in Romania

General information   Code of the energy performance calculation methodology - Mc001 Mc001 will probably enter into force by the end of 2019/beginning of 2020 CEN EPB standards are used, except for the group of standards for BACS monthly...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in Croatia

Croatian methodology for calculation of energy performance of buildings is largely based on the first set of CEN EPB standards (ed.2008). As these standards were proved not to be unambiguous enough for direct use, the national calculation...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in Netherlands

By the end of 2017 NEN decided to update the existing national Energy Performance standards in The Netherlands. The planning was to finalise this work within roughly one year. This short time frame was based on the requirement in the EPBD...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in Italy

Energy performance calculation has been required well before requirements by the EPB directive, like in several other European countries. Regulation 10/91 of 1991 and its application decree DPR 412/93 of 1993 first asked for an energy...
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The use of EPB standards in EPBD implementation in France

French experts involved in the French building regulation and national EPBD implementation contribute also to the EPB standards development at European level. Therefore, the French building regulation and transposition of the EPBD and the...
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Mariahilferstrasse 182 - Vienna, Austria

BUILDING DESCRIPTION   The building consists of 29 residential units, of which 9 apartments and around 760 m² of living space are attributable to the newly developed two-storey attic floor. In the ground floor zone, around 270 m² of...
This building is declared as klimaaktiv gold and has received  Austrian State Prize for Architecture and Sustainability 2019 (Staatpreis Architektur und Nachhaltigkeit 2019).