The research has received funding from the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [314363].

ZenN-project objectives

ZenNs eight scientific and technological objectives will lead the project toward the development of a holistic approach on optimized near zero Energy Building renovation actions.

1. Harmonizing the concept of near Zero Energy Building Renovation (nZEBR). The project will establish an agreed framework for the definition of near Zero Energy Building Renovation (nZEBR), taking into account area specifics such as climate, construction culture, and others.

2. Demonstrating that “Zero Energy Building Renovation” vision is technically, economically and socially feasible. Work is oriented towards the definition and optimization of highly efficient and cost effective renovation processes under variable scenarios. .

3. Providing EC EEB databases with validated data from ZenN demonstration objects. For this purpose, a specific monitoring platform will be developed and documented, and renovated buildings will be monitored for a year following work completion. Data will be then processed and fed into the relevant Commission databases.

4. Identifying new business and management models that facilitate the replication of the demonstration objects.

5. Guiding the industry to develop new technological solutions to deploy nZEBR initiatives. Work in the demonstrator will contribute to the identification of gaps and shortcomings in current energy renovation techniques and procedures.

6. Training relevant sectors to deliver and implement ZEBR solutions. From a view on innovation from a local perspective, the project will disseminate good practices and innovative solution amongst the relevant productive sectors in the local and regional scales, as well as other relevant stakeholders, in an effort to maximize replication potential.

7. Raising awareness in citizens and public authorities on the relevance and advantages of ZEBR.

8. Laying out ZenN replication plans, taking advantage of experience gained during implementation of demonstration objects and the interaction with the industry.

Updated: 2016-05-25


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