eERG è il gruppo di ricerca sull'efficienza negli usi finali dell'energia
attivo dal 1996 presso il Dipartimento di Energia del Politecnico di Milano
With the EPBD recast Europe has adopted an ambitious vision for the energy performance of its buildings. By 2020 all new buildings shall be nearly zero energy buildings. In parallel, Member States shall draw up national action plans for increasing the numbers of nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB). The design of NZEBs requires an interdisciplinary approach. Reducing the energy demand in the design phase requires specifications of the different designers and engineers such as architects, building physics or facade designers. The introduction of an interdisciplinary design team is compulsory for the design of NZEBs.
In this context the building design phase is of particular importance. Integrated Energy Design (IED) is a valuable assisting approach to reduce the complexity of the design process, to ensure the implementation of defined, to identify pros and cons of alternative variants of design concepts and to allow decision makers to decide based on transparent facts. Only if IED is applied already from the very beginning of the design phase we can assume that a cost-efficient solution for NZEB can be identified, because only at the early design phases changes of the general design concept can be implemented at low cost.
Therefore, the application of IED is part of the best way towards the intended NZEB at low cost. Experience from several demonstration and pilot projects shows that IED frequently leads to highly energy efficient solutions at least cost over the life-cycle of the building, because the integration of all required expertise already in the early design phase brings forward easy and thus cost-efficient solutions.
The main objectives of the proposed project are:
• Establishing the general understanding on the advantages and requirements of IED at the side of real estate developers and building owners: In this context the project aims at convincing opinion leaders of builders’ associations, big property developers or other multipliers that IED is the way to be chosen for the design of cost-efficient NZEB;
• Improving the know-how basis on IED: The application of IED requires practical know- how on the developers’ side as well as on the designers’ side. Therefore the project aims at developing practical tools - such as specific text modules for client briefs as well as for IED- related contracts and remuneration models - which can be directly applied in daily practice;
• Testing the practical implementation of IED on a large scale thus setting best practice examples which can be easily copied and multiplied;
• Implementing EU-wide promotion and dissemination activities that lead to a general acknowledgement of IED beyond the limits of the participating countries;
Drawing conclusions for a further market adoption of IED in the years after the end of the project including also practical recommendations on possible policy instruments that may support the widespread use of IED on daily design practice.
Sito web del progetto:
Prof. Lorenzo Pagliano, firstname.lastname@example.org