Nearly zero-energy buildings


Steering through the maze # 2: Net zero energy buildings: definitions, issues and experience

This is the second paper in a series of eceee guides to issues related to the recast of the EPBD. Updated September 2, 2009

Definition of zero carbon homes: impact assessment

The housing stock represents 27 per cent of UK emissions and new additions have a long lifespan so it is important to take the opportunity to reduce their environmental and carbon dioxide impact when they are first built. The market will not deliver...

Energy efficient and zero-energy building in The Netherlands

These projects in Harderwijk, Zoetermeer and Etten Leur (The Netherlands) are supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The goal of the projects is to achieve a very low energy consumption in sustainable houses. Energy savings are up to 50%. With...
According to the Dutch Housing Laws an energy performance (EPc) = 1,0 is obliged. The project in Harderwijk achieves a much better energy performance (EPc) = 0,75, the houses in Etten Leur achieves an energy performance (EPc) = 0,50....

L'évolution nécessaire des bâtiments sur les plans énergétique et environnemental

Energy consumption in buildings is 43% of the French total energy consumption and represents 1/4 of national CO2 emissions. It is necessary to go towards a less consuming building stock, by using to types of actions: big number of small energy...