Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB) Definitions, Calculation Principles and Case Studies

Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union’s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which was recast in 2010. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years, because all new buildings in the EU from 2021...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Kurnitski, Jarek (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: London Springer London 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
Series:Green Energy and Technology
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Nearly zero energy buildings nZEB definitions and calculation frameworks
  • Present energy performance requirements and future targets in some selected countries
  • Cost optimal energy performance
  • Indoor climate and standard building use input data for energy calculations
  • Energy calculation methods with relevant accuracy for nZEB buildings
  • Case studies of office and public nZEB buildings
  • How to include nZEB and low carbon targets in architectural competitions
  • Lessons learnt and future prospective