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What is Zero Emission Building

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.

At the same time, only 0.4-1.2% (depending on the country) of the building stock is renovated each year. Renovation of existing buildings can therefore lead to significant energy savings and play a key role in the clean energy transition, as it could reduce the EU’s total energy consumption by 5-6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5%.

While new buildings generally need fewer than three to five liters of heating oil per square meter per year, older buildings consume about 25 liters on average. Some buildings even require up to 60 liters.

Energy efficiency and management in buildings is currently insufficient and needs to be improved as many of the current energy consumption can be can be greatly reduced. A training to all users and a deep training to engineers for building automation solutions in order to achieve energy efficiency and effectiveness is a huge unmet need.

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 

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