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Affordable zero energy buildings

Objective

Project Proposal: Affordable Zero Energy Buildings (A-ZEB)

This project aims to achieve significant construction and lifecycle cost reductions of new NZEB’s through integral process optimization in all construction phases. The main objectives are:

a) To develop a methodology for cost reduction in synergy with better energy/ grid-interaction/comfort/environmental performances of new NZEB’s for the European climate zones with a framework of tested strategies and technologies from which designers, builders and urban planners may combine the best for their context.

b) To disseminate the gained and consolidated knowledge and experience as market-ready solutions to the widest possible EU audience and this way inspire stakeholders to take up new NZEB’s with RES concepts and implement the cost-effective solutions.

c) To facilitate frontrunners and innovators, from policy-makers to progressive contractors, to help transform the building sector into a sustainable industry, with ready-to-use material and strategies to influence their target groups.

Optimizing construction processes to fully integrate available solutions (in the areas of process, technology, contracting) is seen as the largest potential in lifecycle cost reduction and is at the core of the project. A-ZEB proposes to create a common methodology on this. The main steps are:
- Evaluate available experience and solutions
- Create a common methodology for cost reduction
- Apply the methodology to demonstration projects
- Finalise the methodology including lessons learned
- Disseminate the results

The project will pave the way for the process and organizational innovation in construction, to enable significant cost-reduction and solid market acceptance of NZEB’s.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-CSA
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Coordinator

DNA IN DE BOUW VERENIGING
Address
Horaplantsoen 20
6717 LT Ede
Netherlands
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 410 070

Participants (7)

OBRASCON HUARTE LAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 259 Portal D, Torre Espacio
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 192 250
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Vivienda y Suelo de Euskadi, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 101,25
Address
Portal De Gamarra 1 A
01013 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FEIST WOLFGANG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 308 475
Address
Passivhaus Institut Rheinstrasse 44 46
64283 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 253 290
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
OBERON KONZEPTBAU
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 181 250
Address
Zemlishte Markovo Area No 71A
4108 Markovo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 786,25
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments