The energy performance of buildings is key for reaching the European Union’s very ambitious climate targets. “Nearly zero energy building (nZEB)” is the term for a building standard that complies with this ambition.
Living in 2013 we have 8 years to go until every single Member State will have to build every new building as nearly zero energy building, and even only 6 years to go for nearly zero energy public buildings.
This webinar goes through some definitions of nZEB, including the concepts “on-site” and “nearby” electricity, introducing a debate around the role of “off-site” electricity in nZEB. An analysis will be done on how to determine the renewable share, balancing periods, suitable metering schemes, tariff design, ownership schemes of electricity generation, standardisation, monitoring and verification.
Still a lot of research needs to be done for developing a consistent European approach for nZEB. This webinar (and related background paper) aims to make a contribution to getting the answers in time.