We Need A Definition of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

A selection of low energy building types in Europe. Most of the buildings around now will still be here in 2050, so the real challenge is not only making new buildings energy efficient but eco-renovating the old ones. A new analysis of different pathways to achieving this goal has identified the most cost-effective ones, depending upon the existing housing stock. Although the study is focus on the different member states of the European Union, it could be applicable elsewhere that buildings and climate are similar, since the range of both within Europe is large. The message is that while a strengthening of regulatory measures is essential, what is really crucial is a much stronger focus on compliance with regulations. In most cases nobody ever bothers to check whether building regulations have been complied with, let alone conducts post-occupancy evaluations to see whether...

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