European Countries Lack Harmony on What Makes A Near Zero Energy Building

In most jurisdictions, energy needs for cooling and ventilation are considered for residential buildings but only a few consider household appliances (e.g. Austria) or the energy consumption of lifts and escalators (e.g. for non-residential buildings in Italy). Apart from the requirement for primary energy consumption, most countries also set separate requirements on final energy use, as suggested by the European Committee for Standardisation, in most cases referring to the final energy required for space heating (e.g. in Cyprus, Latvia, Slovenia or Brussels Capital Region) or to the mean transmittance coefficient of the building (e.g. in the Czech Republic). In some cases (e.g. in Denmark and Brussels Capital Region), the evaluation of the building airtightness is also included. In a few cases (e.g. in France, Denmark, Brussels Capital Region and Flanders), additional req...

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