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Cost Reduction and market Acceleration for Viable nearly zero-Energy buildings

Objective

Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union’s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which was recast in 2010. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years, because all new buildings in the EU from 2021 onwards are expected to be nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB).
While realized NZEB have clearly shown that nearly-zero energy target could be achieved using existing technologies and practices, most experts agree that a broad scale shift towards nearly-zero energy buildings require significant adjustments to prevailing building market structures. Cost-effective integration of efficient solution sets and renewable energy systems, in a form that fits with the development, manufacturing and construction industry processes, as well as with planning, design, and procurement procedures, are the major challenges.
CRAVEzero will focus on proven and new approaches to cost reduction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) at all stages of the life cycle. The main goal is to identify and eliminate the extra-costs for NZEBs related to processes, technologies, building operation, and to promote innovative business models taking into account the cost-effectiveness for all the stakeholders.
Main project pillars will be: (i) CRAVEzero pinboard as a structured framework organizing all needed information and data to build an effective low life cycle cost NZEB business model (ii) reliable lifecycle cost databases with cost reduction potentials in processes and technologies (iii) methodologies, robust solutions and business models for low LCC NZEBs. Costs reduction will indeed cover all stages of the process, from urban planning, to building design, construction, until the building operation, while ensuring high building overall quality, considering in particular architecture and indoor environmental.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/sustainable architecture
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN
Address
Feldgasse 19
8200 Gleisdorf
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 591 000

Participants (8)

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 409 750
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 309 750
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION
France
EU contribution
€ 103 750
Address
Avenue Eugène Freyssinet 1
78280 Guyancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKANSKA SVERIGE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Warfinges Vag 25
112 74 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
3I EFFICIENTAMENTO ENERGETICO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 625
Address
Via Duccio Galimberti 36
15121 Alessandria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATP SUSTAIN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 500
Address
Karlstrasse 66
80335 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MORETTI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 250
Address
Via Gandhi 9
25030 Erbusco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOHLER & MEINZER GMBH & CO. KG WOHNUNGSUNTERNEHMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 625
Address
Junkersring 14
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)