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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 741223

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 995 250

  • EU contribution

    € 1 995 250

Coordinated by:

AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN

Austria

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.
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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

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 309 750

BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION

France

EU Contribution

€ 103 750

SKANSKA SVERIGE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

3I EFFICIENTAMENTO ENERGETICO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 95 625

ATP SUSTAIN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 140 500

MORETTI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 94 250

KOHLER & MEINZER GMBH & CO. KG WOHNUNGSUNTERNEHMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 741223

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 995 250

  • EU contribution

    € 1 995 250

Coordinated by:

AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN

Austria