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Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero-Energy Wooden buildings in the Northern Climatic Conditions

Objective

The project develops and demonstrates nearly Zero Energy Wood Buildings design process and procurement models with reduced cost for large-scale use in the northern climatic conditions and on performance level of nearly zero and beyond. The project promotes large-scale market uptake of the developed nearly Zero Energy Wood Building applicable for construction industry design and procurement process. On site and nearby renewable energy system solutions are studied in order to provide real addition of renewable and energy production of on-site energy system. In addition to the nearly zero energy performance level, the project is also focusing on the performance level, which does beyond the nZEB level. Demonstration tasks on net-zero and energy-plus level will be also executed in the project. Analysis of the technical solutions including renewable energy systems will also reach to the plus-energy level because several nZEB buildings studied in the project will be plus-energy buildings.

The project develops and demonstrates methods and solutions, which significantly reduce the cost of new nearly Zero Energy Wood Buildings compared to the current situation. The project develops standard design process and procurement models for cost reduction for different building types for the Northern Europe climatic conditions. The cost reduction of the nearly Zero Energy Wood Buildings is shown in the project by means of the demonstration projects including both residential and non-residential single buildings. Wood buildings can result in 50 % reduced GHG emissions compared to conventional buildings with steel and concrete structures.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-CSA
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Coordinator

KOUVOLA INNOVATION OY
Address
Paraatikentta 4
45100 Kouvola
Finland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 494 150

Participants (5)

TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 297 160
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 52 602,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 353 250
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VAXJO KOMMUNFORETAG AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 145 045
Address
Vastergatan 15
351 12 Växjö
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 460 407,50
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations