Strategies for a nearly Zero-Energy Building market transition in the European Union
The recast of European Directives, in particular the Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings and the Energy Efficiency Directive, offer a unique opportunity to move forward towards lower energy consumption and a strengthened use of renewable energy sources. ZEBRA2020 collected numerous information and data on the European building stock and obtained the opinion of building professionals about nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs), Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and many other issues in the building sector. Based on these sources, this report was put together. It summarizes all findings gathered throughout the project and translates collected data and scenario runs into recommendations at EU and national level.