Under EU Directive 2010/31 / EU (Article 2): A “near-zero-energy building” is a very energy-efficient building whose almost zero or very low energy required to meet its energy needs is largely covered by renewable energy sources, including energy is produced on site or near the building. Near-zero energy consumption buildings (nZEB) have:

  • high energy structural components,
  • E / M installations of particularly high energy efficiency and
  • a significant share of their energy consumption will be covered by renewable energy at local level.

Current Situation

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU, making them the single largest energy consumer in Europe. At present, about 35% of the EU’s buildings are over 50 years old and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient.

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU, making them the single largest energy consumer in Europe. At present, about 35% of the EU’s buildings are over 50 years old and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient.

Challenge

Cities consume and pollute
More than 60% of the population will leave in cities in 2020
Increased need for buildings and homes
Transportation inrease
Security electricity

Solution

Smart Grids

Renewable Energy Sources

Building Automation

Impact

Social, environmental & economical benefits

Energy effeciency

Health improvement & wellbeing

Million of new jobs