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

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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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Address

6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 363 125

Participants (15)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 264 000

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 304 937,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 172 700

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 328 850

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 177 500

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 187 750

ABB SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 86 397,50

ANERDGY AG

Switzerland

FIBRAN INSULATING MATERIALS INDUSTRY DIMITRIOS ANASTASIADIS SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 57 225

CONSORZIO ARCA - CONSORZIO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLE APPLICAZIONI DELLA RICERCA E LA CREAZIONE DI AZIENDE INNOVATIVE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 247 625

ECO LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 103 950

OFFICE PUBLIC D'AMENAGEMENT ET DE CONSTRUCTION DE L'ISERE OPAC 38

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 500

AETHERIA HEIGHTS LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 320 250

CONTEDIL DI RICCO MARIA & C SAS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 294 700

THE TRUSTEES OF THE JOSEPH ROWNTREE HOUSING TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 301 597,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 678407

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 176 072,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 473 107,50

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece