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Lancement des travaux du premier démonstrateur français de rénovation énergétique E=0

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Ce jour 22 Février 20188 marque à Hem le lancement des travaux de réhabilitation de 10 logements de Vilogia qui atteindront un niveau E=0 (énergie zéro garantie sur 25 ans). C’est le premier démonstrateur EnergieSprong en France. Né aux Pays-Bas, ce mouvement européen, coordonné en France par GreenFlex, vise à massifier les rénovations énergétiques ambitieuses. Ce premier projet bénéficie du soutien financier du programme européen Interreg NWE, de la Caisse des Dépôts et de l’ADEME. Read More

Solving technical issues in a creative manner

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Innovation always deals with resistance. E=0 is no different. The Luxembourgish refurbishment project-pilot is by far not an easy task. Recently, the chosen building had to face a challenge: the location of the electric/ventilation box. The technical task force came up with a solution: putting the technical boxes right under the roof, providing the best cost / efficiency ratio within such a short time frame. Team work was crucial in this case since many options were examined before deciding to locate the boxes on top of the building. That type of solution can now be shared with Partners and also provide a valuable experience for future refurbishments. It also clearly underlines that E=0 is a common effort both at national and international levels. Read More

Innovative new financial model to enable private apartment blocks to retrofit to Net Zero Energy

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Homeowners from a private apartment building in Assen have wanted to go to Net Zero Energy (NZE) for three years now. Now that they have secured finance they are finally set to realise this goal. Their homeowner association is the first in the country to finance a NZE project with financing that is building-linked. These types of pilots are essential for developing a nationwide financial product for these projects. Such a financial product would represent a great step forward in realising energy transition goals, as it would enable more private apartment buildings to adopt Net Zero Energy. And the good news is: building-linked finance has been included in the recent coalition agreement of the Dutch government. Read More

Vilogia chooses solution provider for first French Energiesprong renovations

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The Energiesprong movement in France took two major steps recently. Enabled by Transition Zero (a project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme), a big French national deal was signed during the Congress of the Social Union for Housing with 3.600 houses to be refurbished according to Energiesprong standards. In addition, one of the first Energiesprong prototypes, co-financed by the Interreg NWE E=0 project, is soon to be delivered. This first prototype will be in Hem, in the North of France and is implemented by Vilogia.” Vilogia has selected a solution provider for the first 10 demonstrator houses. Agnieszka Bogucka, Vilogia’s project manager, describes the selection process, which was far from routine. Read More

Start-up Factory Zero develops net zero energy modules and the orders start rolling in!

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Factory Zero develops, produces and delivers smart, complete Net Zero Energy systems, working in close cooperation with innovative players in the building supply industry. The start-up has been established under the Interreg NWE project E=0 and has now received its first large order from construction company Dura Vermeer. Factory Zero's recently developed energy and climate module called the iCEM has been chosen by Dura Vermeer for their project with housing corporation De Goede Woning in Zoetemeer. This project will see 120 houses renovated to Net Zero Energy levels.. Read More

Do Green subsidies help?

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Tom Elliott, who is working for the E=0 project partner NEF on implementing the net zero concept in the UK, explores in this report the opportunity of ‘green subsidies’ as a means to help provide additional funding to support the investment of net zero energy refurbishments. Read More