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Enhancing Market Readiness for nZEB Implementation

Objective

Although legal obligations are provided at National level by transposing the provisions of the 2010/31/EU Directive, the Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) concept does not seem to be easily applicable yet in many countries. Previous research showed that defining the cost-feasible optimal integration of the technologies suitable for nZEB and the skills gaps experienced by the building sector are among the most important barriers. Current qualification courses and training schemes are still not satisfactory and underdeveloped to face the challenge of effective nZEB implementation, while the recourse to skilled professionals for renovations and new constructions of buildings is not usual practice. Despite strong political push towards nZEB and deep energy renovation, the traditionally conservative real estate market is still slow in the uptake of the new building standards and practices, especially in the residential sector.
To respond to the challenge and use the emerging opportunities, the nZEB Ready project aims to act at market level in order to stimulate the demand for energy-related skills of construction workers and specialists in the involved countries and beyond and to increase the market readiness for an effective nZEB implementation: (1) by addressing the key identified barriers of nZEB implementation in focused markets, (2) by supporting the enhancement of skills framework by new market driven mutual recognition training and certification scheme for nZEB deployment that will facilitate the necessary legislative changes and (3) through development and communication of toolboxes, tailored guidance and practical support to engage home owners and public authorities to reach the nZEB benefits.
The project will address the challenges in Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Poland and Romania in order to exploit synergies related to common climatic zones, traditions and opportunities to use the benefit of a larger and easily accessible regional market.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-2
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Coordinator

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE IN CONSTRUCTII URBANISM SI DEZVOLTARE TERITORIALA DURABILA URBAN-INCERC
Address
Sos Pantelimon Sector 2 266
021652 Bucuresti
Romania
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 85 312,50

Participants (7)

ASOCIATIA CLUSTER PENTRU PROMOVAREA CLADIRILOR CU CONSUM DE ENERGIE APROAPE EGAL CU ZERO PRO NZEB
Romania
EU contribution
€ 100 400
Address
Sos Pantelimon 266 Corp Instalatii Cam 11 Sector 2
021652 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 175 750
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDATSIYA TSENTAR ZA ENERGIYNA EFEKTIVNOST - ENEFEKT
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 158 937,50
Address
Christo Smirnensky Blvd 1 Fl 3
1164 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRUM BADAN I INNOWACJI PRO-AKADEMIA STOWARZYSZENIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 166 800
Address
Ul. Innowacyjna 9/11
90 050 Konstantynow Lodzki
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 700
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA DE CONSTRUCTII BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 127 125
Address
Lacul Tei 122-124 Sector 2
020396 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGIONALNA ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA SJEVER
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 123 500
Address
Miroslava Krleze 81
48000 Koprivnica
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)