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

Monitoring validates the feasability of low energy renovation processes

Monitoring validates the feasability of low energy renovation processes One primary aim of the ZenN project is to demonstrate the feasibility of innovative low energy renovation processes for buildings at neighborhood scale. The financial and social validation of these renovation processes is verified through their implementation and execution in the four different demo neighborhoods under different climatic areas in Europe. The technical validation of the technologies and the retrofitting intervention to reach NZEB will be carried out through the monitoring of real energy performance of the building and districts.

By measuring performance at key points in the solutions, buildings and neighborhoods, stakeholders will have better information to identify successful strategies, detect problems, and understand which activities are working and which are not; allowing them to make decisions for continuous improvement and achieving Zero Energy Building target.

Below you will find an update on the monitoring platforms for each demosite:

Eibar, Spain
In the residential district Mogel in Eibar, Spain, a total of 65 variables are being monitored each minute for a whole year. The aim is to identify successful technologies, give recommendations to improve the performance and replicate the retrofitting process under Zero Energy Building target in the future.

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Grenoble, France

As part of monitoring efforts for the Zen-N demonstration retrofitting project of the social housing area «ARLEQUIN» in Grenoble, France, an innovative process will be tested in order to calibrate the energetic models of the buildings and equipment with the ENERGY PLUS software.  

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Malmö, Sweden

A comprehensive monitoring system has been procured to complement the already existing metering systems and give a detailed overview of the energy performance of the building.   

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Oslo, Norway

Økern nursing home was built in 1975 and contains 140 dwellings for senior citizens. The building was retrofitted to modern standards and the tenants moved in during October 2014. Major activities have been adding insulation, minimizing of thermal bridges and ensuring a lower air infiltration rate.   

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Updated: 2016-09-14


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