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NEED4B

New Energy Efficient Demonstration for Buildings

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€5,681,652
Total costs
€9,488,961
Funding programme
FP7
Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings

Description

NEED4B was a collaborative project that demonstrated cost-effective and energy efficient technologies and methods for the design and construction of very low-energy new buildings. A series of pilots located in different European climates showed how to achieve a primary energy consumption lower than 60 kWh/m2/year in the buildings. 

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Project demonstration sites

Objective

The overall objective of the project was to develop an open and easily replicable methodology for designing, constructing, and operating new low-energy buildings, aiming at a large market uptake.

The NEED4B methodology was validated and refined by a strong demonstration programme, envisaging the construction of 27,000 m2, spread among five demo sites covering different climatic zones, building types and uses, which ensured the replicability of the project results and guaranteed their impact on the construction sector.

All the buildings had a common target of achieving an energy consumption lower than 60 kWh/m2/year (in terms of primary energy) representing a 65% reduction compared to current levels. This target was possible thanks to the selection and integration of the most suitable set of innovative and cost-effective energy efficient solutions and technologies for each of the buildings, addressing all areas of the building design: structure and envelope, HVAC, integration of RES, water and waste management and control systems.

Contact

Name
Maria Izquierdo Sanz
Organisation
Fundación CIRCE
Email
mizquierdo@fcirce.es

Documents

NEED4B_Analysis of the influence of legal, socio-economic, political, technical and environmental requirements for new buildings - Study on the influence of local codes
English
(1.33 MB - PDF)
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NEED4B_Recommendation and selection of BIM tools and standards for information exchange
English
(4.99 MB - PDF)
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Project data