Welcome to RePublic_ZEB
RePublic_ZEB is a European Commission funded project that brings together partners from the South-Eastern European countries to develop and promote Near Zero Energy Building (nZEB) tools. The aim of this two-and-a-half year project is to provide the means of reducing energy consumption in public buildings to near zero, in accordance with Article 9 of the EU’s Energy Performance of Building Directive which states: “…by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero- energy buildings; and after 31 December 2018, new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly zero-energy buildings”.
Reducing building energy consumption to a "nearly zero" level is one of the priorities to improve the energy performance of the building sector. In accordance with Directive 2010/31/EC and the Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 Member States are required to draw up national action plans to increase the number of "nearly zero-energy buildings" and to develop policies and measures to stimulate the refurbishment of the existing building stock into "nearly zero-energy buildings".
The RePublic_ZEB project aims to assist in achieving the huge potential for energy savings by focusing on the energy and CO2 emissions associated with existing public buildings and their refurbishment towards nZEB.