Achieving almost Zero Energy in all our civilization facilities became a n international target for all Developing Communities, As all these communities are working on decreasing Energy consumption of all these factors, Buildings which is consider to be the most important factors in the human lifecycle, So all energy communities are working on achieving almost Zero Energy Building.
The building sector is one of the key sectors to achieve the 20/20/20 targets of the EU. Beyond these targets, Europe also aims at bringing about drastic reductions of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, In the residential and service sectors of 88% to 91% compared to 1990 by 2050. With the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the framework has been set to proceed along this track.
Member States have to report to the European Commission regarding the related activities, progress and results and the European Commission has to set out rules regarding the methodology – explicitly for the methodology to calculate cost optimal levels, but in a guiding sense also for the principle of nearly Zero Energy Buildings. Above, the European Commission needs to facilitate, steer and evaluate the reporting and implementation activiti
1- Existing definitions for nearly zero-energy buildings in the Member State :
Identification of existing concepts for (nearly) zero-energy buildings.
Development of a comparative taxonomy.
Practical application of the nearly zero-energy definition.
2- National plans for increasing the number of nearly zero-energy (or beyond) buildings :
Identification of existing plans.
Analysis of existing plans.
Identification of common elements and recommendations for a harmonized reporting format.
3- Benchmarks for nearly zero-energy buildings for different European climate zones and analytical framework for assessing national plans and definitions :
Development of representative benchmarks for nearly zero-energy buildings.
Analytical framework for analyzing national plans.
4- Analysis of the link and consistency between the definition of a nearly zero-energy performance of buildings and the cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements :
Assessment of technological and cost gap (new buildings).
Assessment of technological and cost gap (existing buildings).
Identification of the particular role of renewable energy technologies.
Specifics around the maximum contribution of renewable energy.
1- Adolf Sotoca: ” Ph.D. Architect & Urbanist “. 2- Albert Cuchí: ” AIEM-Architecture, energy, and environment “. 3- Fabio Naselli: ” Urban and Territorial Planning, Sustainable Tourism “. 4- Marta Serra: ” PUPP – urban perspectives: Comparative Approaches “.
NOTE: This Workshop theme is attached to “Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism” International Conference andsupposed to act as a complementary to the conference as it will support the workshop from the theoretical side.