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2012 Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings workshop - The road to nearly zero-energy buildings: Best practice cases in the housing sector


21 Jun 2012 22:00



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S - Workshop, course

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Federations / Associations



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Event Description

The road to near zero-energy buildings: Best practice cases in the housing sector
Brussels, Friday 22 June 2012
This second workshop is included in the programme of the 2012 European Sustainable Energy Week.  
Sustainability and energy efficiency are two of the most important aspects of construction, both for new build and retrofits. To realise our vision of healthy, energy-efficient and sustainable buildings that are both attractive and affordable, we need to look at the best examples and discuss how these may be used for future project developments. So in this half-day workshop, participants will discuss how the nearly zero energy building objectives will be implemented in different countries. They will exchange ideas on best practices, from products to architectural projects. We will understand how national initiatives are trying to achieve the EU targets. Last but not least, participants will hear from the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) rapporteur, Mr Claude Turmes, on how the EED may drive the EU energy efficiency policy across the EU. Mr Claude Turmes is a Member of the European Parliament for Luxembourg's Green Party and rapporteur for the Energy Efficiency Directive, COM (2011)370.
A briefing paper and the agenda are available.