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

Project partners

ZenN-project consists of twelve different partner organizations from five different countries throughout Europe. Below is a short introduction to each partner organization.

TECNALIA is a private non-profit organization that was set up in 2010 from the merger of 8 existing technology research centres. TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology entity in Spain, fifth largest in Europe. TECNALIA employs 1475 people and its turnover is 116MEuros. It is very active in the FP7. TECNALIA operates in the following fields: Sustainable Construction, Energy and Environment, Innovation Strategies, ICT-European Software Institute, Industry and Transport, Health and Technological Services.

CEA is involved in ZenN through its Buildings Energy Laboratory (LEB) based at INES (French National Institute for Solar Energy). The institute employs around 400 persons. Its field of research is based on a modeling approach, coupled with experimental campaign thanks to its INCAS platform including 4 experimental houses, 4 PASSYS cells and 15 BIPV test benches. Research topics are Multi-purpose envelope components, Indoor Environment Quality, optimization of active systems control strategies, efficient district through smart grids and city energy management.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute is a research institute, established in 1966 and has since then been involved in the development of solutions to environmental problems, at national and international level. IVL work with applied research and contract assignments for an ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable growth within business and society at large. The institute employs around 200 experts, which makes IVL a leading institute for applied environmental research and consultancy services.

Malmö stad
Malmö, in the south of Sweden, is with its 300 000 inhabitants Sweden’s third biggest city. Malmö has won  a lot of international recognition because of the remarkable journe the city has done over the last decades, from an industrial city based on its shipyard to a modern city of knowledge and sustainability. The transformation of the city is especially obvious in the modern Western Harbour area, but the challenge for the coming years is to refurbish the existing housing stock. The City of Malmö has already started the implementation of some of the good examples in city districts such as Rosengård and Lindängen.

SINTEF is a multidisciplinary research institution with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF is an independent, non-commercial organisation employing 2100 people from 68 different countries. Our turnover is for more than 90% from open competition and for 15% from international contracts. Within SINTEF the unit “Building and Infrastructure” operates in connection with the building industry in the areas of: Research and development, Special consultancy, Product documentation, Knowledge transfer.

Oslo Kommune
Omsorgsbygg Oslo KF (OBY) is a public enterprise established in 2004. As an owner, manager and developer of municipal facilities, OBY delivers green and energy efficient buildings to the city. Approximately 170 staff carries out our daily operations which covers a wide range of buildings such as kindergartens, nursing homes, fire stations, museums, and libraries. The property portfolio consists of an approximate floorage of 900,000 m2 distributed in 1200 buildings.

Eusko Jaurlaritza – Gobierno Vasco (EJ-GV)
The Basque Government (autonomous community of the Basque Country) is integrated by several Departments. The current Housing Direction within the framework of the Employment and Social Policy Department, which is the competent authority in matters of housing, is one of the members of the Basque region participating in ZenN project. 

Debegesa, the Local Development Agency of Debabarrena (Basque Country) was created in 1985 and it was one of the first local development agencies in Spain and Europe. Its main goal is the sustainable development of the region in environmental, town planning and restoration, human capital, innovation and companies and tourism fields. Debegesa has offered housing rehabilitation service assisting individuals and neighbouring communities, developers of rehabilitation works, giving service to nearly 10,000 homes in the region.

ASM Market Research and Analysis Centre Ltd. is a private non-profit research agency established in 1996, granted in 2011 by the Minister of Economy with the status of R&D Center. ASM is operating in individual ‘ad hoc’ study, syndicated research and international projects with a strong specialization in the construction market research and socio-economic analysis. With a wide network of relations at European level it belongs to the leading group of construction market research institutes.

NTNU  of Science and Technology is the largest technical university in Norway. Its 3300 scientific employees are at any time involved in around 2000 research projects. NTNU leads the Norwegian Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB), together with SINTEF, and encompasses the whole value chain of market players, aiming to find cost-effective and competitive solutions. Its project portfolio includes many Norwegian and international projects ranging from building scale to Smart Cities.

City of Eibar
AYUNTAMIENTO DE EIBAR or is a local administrative body located in Eibar, a town of 27,318 inhabitants, in the Basque Country (SPAIN). Eibar is considered as one of the major industrial cities in the Basque country, historically known for its weapons and its metal mills (specifically steel and iron) represents the Brownfield City paradigm, where several industrial areas coexists with urban environments. However, in the last decade EIBAR town hall is facing an economic model swap towards more ecofriendly industries and added value services sector.

Ville de Grenoble

Updated: 2016-05-13


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