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Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology

Objective

"In ZERO-PLUS, a comprehensive, cost-effective system for Net Zero Energy (NZE) settlements will be developed and implemented. The system will be composed of innovative solutions for the building envelope, for building energy generation and management, and for energy management at the settlement level. A reduction of operational energy usage to an average of 0-20 kWh/m2 per year (compared with the current average of 70-230 kWh/m2) will be achieved through a transition from single NZE buildings to NZE settlements, in which the energy loads and resources are optimally managed.
A primary objective of the project will be to develop a system whose investment costs will be at least 16% lower than current costs. In order to reduce ""balance of system"" costs, an approach of mass customization will be employed. Mass produced technologies will be integrated in a system that is optimally designed according to the local climate and site of each project in which it is implemented. To this end, a structured process will be developed and applied for the integration, optimization and verification of the design.
The project's work programme will ensure a rapid market uptake, within its four-year scope, of the innovative solutions that will be developed. These solutions will be implemented in four different demonstration projects throughout the EU, with varying climates and building types. The results of their implementation will be monitored, analyzed and disseminated. A comprehensive market analysis and business plan will support the commercial exploitation of the project's results. The project will be carried out by a consortium that includes universities, project owners, technology providers and organizations, which will closely collaborate in all the project's phases.
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Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-1-PPP
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 405 062,50

Participants (15)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 339 875
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 311 187,50
Address
.
84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 700
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 850
Address
Headington Campus Gipsy Lane
OX3 OBP Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 188 125
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 225 318,75
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABB SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 83 877,50
Address
Via Vittor Pisani 16
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANERDGY AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Regina Kagi Strasse 11
8050 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIBRAN INSULATING MATERIALS INDUSTRY DIMITRIOS ANASTASIADIS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 57 225
Address
Terpni
62200 Nigrita
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO ARCA - CONSORZIO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLE APPLICAZIONI DELLARICERCA E LA CREAZIONE DI AZIENDE INNOVATIVE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 755
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECO LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 133,13
Address
55 Chislehurst Road
BR7 5NP Chislehurst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALPES ISERE HABITAT OFFICE PUBLIC DE L'HABITAT
France
EU contribution
€ 268 100
Address
21 Avenue De Constantine
38035 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AETHERIA HEIGHTS LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 206 517,50
Address
Akadimias 21 Aglantzia
2107 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTEDIL DI RICCO MARIA & C SAS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 700
Address
Viale Mazzini 105
75013 Ferrandina Mt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE TRUSTEES OF THE JOSEPH ROWNTREE HOUSING TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 271 597,50
Address
The Homestead 40 Water End
YO30 6WP York
Activity type
Other