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Policies to enforce the transition to nearly zero energy buildings in the EU-27

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) require member states to develop ambitious policies in the building sector. The intelligent design of integrated policy packages supporting nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB) and renewable heating and cooling (RES-H/C) will be crucial for achieving ambitious long-term energy savings and CO2-reductions in the building sector. In particular, this holds for the refurbishment of existing buildings.
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 core part of the proposal is the communication process with policy makers including the set up of policy group meetings and expert dialogs. The process will focus on 9 target countries, covering more than 60% of the EU-27 building stock. Data, scenarios and recommendations will also be provided for EU-27 (+ Croatia and Serbia). The process will be supported by (1) an online data mapping tool allowing user friendly access to building data, energy demand indicators and scenario results; (2) analyses regarding cost-optimal levels of NZEB; (3) model-based scenarios up to 2030 for different policy settings built on the suggestions and discussions with policy makers; (4) international comparative policy analyses. Dissemination activities will transfer results to other countries and the EU-level.
Policy makers and other stakeholders will be strongly involved in the process, learn from the experience in other countries and gain deep understanding of the impact of policy instruments and their specific design. Detailed elements of such policy implementations will be elaborated. This will provide the ground for favorable, stable conditions for increasing the penetration of NZEB and RES-H/C in particular in building refurbishments.

Sito web del progetto: http://www.entranze.eu/

The ENTRANZE project consortium has just launched its user-friendly online data mapping tool which provides in-depth analysis of the structure and dynamics of buildings and related energy systems in EU-27 (+ Croatia and Serbia).  At its core, it’s a statistical tool designed for policy makers and experts in need of hard data for evidence based policy making.  This interface enables users to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the building stock according to thermal quality, use, size, age, type, ownership structure, heating and cooling systems in place and related energy demand by end-use.


Prof. Lorenzo Pagliano