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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.
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Coordinator

DNA IN DE BOUW VERENIGING

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Horaplantsoen 20
6717 Lt Ede

Netherlands

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 410 070

Participants (7)

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OBRASCON HUARTE LAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 185 000

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 192 250

Vivienda y Suelo de Euskadi, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 198 101,25

WOLFGANG FEIST

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 308 475

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 253 290

OBERON KONZEPTBAU

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 181 250

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 250 786,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 754174

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 979 222,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 979 222,50

Coordinated by:

DNA IN DE BOUW VERENIGING

Netherlands