An Interactive user-friendly data mapping tool is accessible by clicking on the graph below. It contains an in-depth description of the characteristics of buildings and related energy systems in EU-28 and Serbia. It provides data on the thermal quality, size, age, type, ownership structure of buildings, on the heating and cooling systems and on the energy consumption by end-use.
This spreadsheet allows to assess the policy impact of renovation packages in existing buildings, by cost/energy curves and clouds. This tool focuses on building renovation and provides a comparative analysis expressed as a dot plot (cloud) graph of global cost versus (net) primary energy of various renovation options. This spreadsheet produces both graphical and numerical outputs.
Odyssee is a database on energy efficiency indicators in Europe. It presents a large set of publications such as country profiles, sectorial profiles, national reports and free indicators through a data mapper, which will be used a source for ZEBRA2020.
The MURE database provides information on energy efficiency policies and measures that have been carried out in the EU. Energy efficiency in several sectors is addressed: households, tertiary, industry and transport. It enables simulation and comparison at a national level of the potential impact of energy efficiency measures. MURE was developed by a team of European experts, while a network of correspondents within energy efficiency agencies guarantees the continuous updating of the database.
BPIE’s data hub for the energy performance of buildings and related policies in Europe is a comprehensive open data portal presenting facts and figures. The data hub provides access to country profiles, search specific parameters, generate overviews and graphs as well as screen the underlying data. The tool allows for cross-country comparisons and cost free downloads.
The project supports on-going UNFCCC processes to design and implement a registry for nationally appropriate mitigation actions and their support. As part of the project Ecofys will develop a public NAMA database of current NAMA development activities building on the knowledge of relevant stakeholders.
Sustainco (Sustainable Energy for Rural Communities) supports the ambitious European vision for the energy performance of buildings, that by 2020 all new buildings should be nZEBs. The project aims to build capacity with partner countries.
The objective of this project is to assist policy makers in developing integrated, effective and efficient policy packages achieving a fast and strong penetration of nZEB and RES-H/C focusing on the refurbishment of existing buildings in line with the EPBD and the RED. The process will focus on nine target countries, covering >60% of the EU-27 building stock.
The objective of COHERENO is to strengthen collaboration of enterprises in innovative business schemes for realizing nZEB renovations in single family owner occupied houses. The project focuses on eliminating barriers for collaboration, providing enterprises with guidance on how to collaborate and develop services for the different market segments.
The design of nZEBs requires an interdisciplinary approach. The Integrated Energy Design (IED) is a valuable assisting approach to reduce the complexity of the design process. Starting from this the MaTrID project is trying to establish the general understanding on the advantages and requirements of IED at the side of real estate developers and building owners. The project objectives are also improvement of the know-how basis on IED and testing the practical implementation of IED on a large scale.
It is a European Commission initiative aiming to reduce the energy consumption of buildings across Europe. It promotes the effective implementation of energy saving measures in buildings and offers free access to a wide range of information on best practices, technologies and legislation for energy reduction. CIMNE is one of the facilitators of Build Up and ZEBRA2020 will use the portal for dissemination.
The project 3ENCULT bridges the gap between conservation of historic buildings and climate protection, which is not an antagonism at all: historic buildings will only survive if maintained as living space. Energy efficient retrofit is useful for structural protection as well as for comfort reasons - comfort for users and “comfort” for heritage collections.
DIRECTION is a four-year EU-funded project that aims at demonstrating how the use of very innovative and cost-effective energy efficiency technologies can lead to the achievement of very low energy new buildings.
The AIDA project aims to accelerate the market entry of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB). This means energy efficient buildings and the use of renewable energy sources, which are both high-lighted in the IEE2011 work programme. Citizens will be better prepared and more willing to adopt nZEBs, if their municipality sets an example thus giving them direct access to and experience of nZEB. Raising awareness towards nZEB among local authorities and building planners becomes a key factor.
The objective of iNSPiRe is to tackle the problem of high-energy consumption by producing systemic renovation packages that can be applied to residential and tertiary buildings. The renovation packages developed by iNSPiRe aim to reduce the primary energy consumption of a building to lower than 50 kWh/m2/year. The packages need to be suitable to a variety of climates while ensuring optimum comfort for the building users.
CABEE is a transnational Alpine project to create and implement an Alpine-wide guideline for definition, procurement, production, assessment and promotion as well as learning about new and refurbished Nearly-Zero-Emission-Buildings (NZEB) and their neighborhoods.
Optimising energy efficiency in buildings is often a management issue and not one of design. Decision support tools, providing information with respect to a building’s energy consumption and methods for implementation and incentivisation of the solutions, benefiting all stakeholders involved are required. The project will address this issue through the development of a web-based decision-support application, which provides independent evaluation tools built around adaptable business models.
Construction21 is a multi-stakeholder collaborative platform dedicated to all professionals active in the sustainable building sector. Active users can exchange information and feedback, develop their network and engage in the thematic communities.
The goal of the EPISCOPE project is to make the energy refurbishment processes in the European housing sector more transparent and effective. The conceptual framework will be based on national residential building typologies developed during the IEE project TABULA. The main project activity will be to track the energy refurbishment progress of certain housing stock entireties.
The objective of the IEA Task 40 Annex 52 is to study current net-zero, near net-zero and very low energy buildings and to develop a common understanding, a harmonized international definitions framework, tools, innovative solutions and industry guidelines. A primary means of achieving this objective is to document and propose practical nZEB demonstration projects, with convincing architectural quality. One of the highlights of 2012 was the completion of the NetZEB Evaluation Tool.
The final aim of RetroKit is to develop a retrofit toolbox integrating flexible prefabricated solutions with integrated heat/vent/renewable energy technology to upgrade the building and its envelope. RetroKit indeed aim at developing a systemic approach for retrofitting with an average cost of to 120€/m2 for the multifunctional module considering its whole life cycle and total cost of ownership, allowing a return on investment in 7 years.