Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

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Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings as a term was introduced in the Directive of the European Parliament on the energy performance of buildings: a “nearly zero-energy building means a building that has a very high energy performance and that the nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby” (European Parliament, 2010). It is up to each member state to determine how to quantify ’nearly zero’.

Jouri Kanters and Division of Energy and Building Design. Lund University, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund 2015, Report No EBD-T--15/19