ZEBRA 2020

(Nearly Zero-Energy Building Strategy 2020)
Contact:Raphael Bointner
Project Team:Raphael Bointner, Lukas Kranzl, Agne Toleikyte
Apr 2014
30 months
Polish National Energy Conservation Agency
Enerdata France
Sintef Energy Research
CIMNE BEEGROUP, Building Energy and Environment, (CIMNE), ES
EURAC research Institute for Renewable Energy (EURAC), IT
Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Homepage: zebra2020.eu
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Putting a spotlight on the soar of low-energy buildings in Europe

ZEBRA2020 was launched end of April 2014 in Vienna and will monitor the market uptake of low-energy buildings across Europe, thereby generating data and evidence for policy evaluation and optimisation.

The key objective of this project is to create an observatory for nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs) based on market studies and various data tools. The project partners will systematically leverage available data and knowledge from the European construction sector as well as from academia (e.g. nZEB best-practice studies and scenarios until 2030). The information gathered will get structured and analysed to derive recommendations and strategies. ZEBRA2020 aims to assist policy makers at the EU and Member State levels, energy agencies and the various stakeholders in the European building industry to develop impactful strategies and frameworks to accelerate the nZEB market-uptake by 2020.

National and international policy and industry workshops will play a central role during the project to generate alignment around potential nZEB strategies that will need to be endorsed by all market actors to drive change. Data and strategies will be made accessible via online tracking tools.

The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project covers seventeen European countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and about 89% of the European building stock and population. Thus, ZEBRA2020 is actively contributing to meeting the ambitious target of having a 100%-share of nZEBs for new buildings from 2020 and a substantial increase of deep renovations.

The following project results will become available on this website during the project lifetime:

  • Scenarios for market transition to nZEB and a nZEB strategy up to 2020 and beyond
  • Data allowing tracking the transition to nZEBs for selected Member States
  • Cross-country comparison of barriers, drivers and best practices focusing on economic aspects
  • Recommendations to accelerate the nZEB market transition
  • An nZEB market-tracker including detailed nZEB databases
last update: 2013-05-08

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