Nearly zero-energy buildings

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New energy efficiency label has been launched in France

French collective Effinergie has launched a new energy efficiency label called “Effinergie+ designed to promote zero energy buildings and plus-energy buildings and encourage development of new technologies and equipment
To read the press release (original language source:  French) from Effinergie+, please click here.To read more about Effinergie+, please click here.
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Federal Chancellor Merkel and Federal Minister Ramsauer open 'energy efficiency house plus'

The Federal Chancellor, Dr Angela Merkel, and the Federal Minister of Building, Dr Peter Ramsauer, opened the "Efficiency House Plus" in Berlin. The Federal Building Ministry’s showhouse combines energy efficiency and electric mobility on 7th...
The Federal Chancellor said: "This house shows what is already possible today. It links energy-efficient building with innovative mobility in an intelligent manner. Energy-efficient buildings and electric mobility are major keystones for...
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Principles for nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

While the EPBD requires that from 2020 all new buildings are nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB), the proposed definition leaves a number of uncertainties, specifically on the ambition level of such buildings in terms of energy consumption and CO2...
The EU has set ambitious targets to ensure that from 2020 all new buildings consume very little energy and it has created the term “nearly Zero-Energy Building” or nZEB. But acknowledging the variations in...
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Principles for nearly Zero-Energy Buildings - Executive Summary

European legislation requires that from 2020 all new buildings are nearly Zero-Energy Buildings without proposing a concrete definition, leaving a number of uncertainties, specifically on the ambition level of such buildings in terms of energy...
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POWER HOUSE EUROPE: Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità organised a Study Visit to Barcelona to see social housing projects

Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità organised a two day Study Visit to see energy efficient social housing projects in Barcelona, 29-30 September 2011.
The program included the following visits: Study visit n°1 - New housing development “La Clota” of 24 social dwellings located on Còrdova Street in Cerdanyola del Vallès (20 Km. far from Barcelona) Study visit n°2 - Retrofitting of...
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Slide presentation: Irish building regulations and the future of energy efficient buildings

Presentation of the Irish approach to define the nearly zero energy building held at the workshop 'Cost-optimised ways to Nearly Zero Energy Building' organised by BBSR in Bonn on 27 September 2011.
Chris Hughes from SEAI summarises in this presentation the current energy performance requirements for buildings in Ireland and the Irish energy efficiency targets. Part of the planned tightenings is that in 2013 Ireland will implement a...
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Slide presentation: National plan towards nearly zero energy buildings in the Netherlands

Presentation on the Dutch approach to define the nearly zero-energy building held at the workshop 'Cost-optimised ways to Nearly Zero Energy Building' organised by BBSR in Bonn on 27 September 2011.
Hans van Eck from NL Agency summarised in this presentation the historical and the planned tightenings of the energy performance of dwellings, non-residential and public buildings in the Netherlands from 1995 to 2020, the changes in...
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Slide presentation: Danish definition of ”Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings”

Presentation of the Danish application of the nearly zero-energy building definition held at the workshop 'Cost-optimised ways to Nearly Zero Energy Building' organised by BBSR in Bonn on 27 September 2011.
Kirsten Engelund Thomson from SBi summarises the Danish nearly zero energy definition including: the current Danish energy frame, the upcoming energy frames for 2015 and 2020, the necessary measures to fulfill the requirements for 2020,...