NZEB means Nearly Zero-Energy Building, and is defined as “a building that has a very high energy performance … and the nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby” (European Commission, 2018).

The aim of this project is to collect information on realised NZEB projects in the Nordic/Baltic region, share experiences and inspire to further deployment of architectural attractive and technological successful NZEBs in the region.

The prime objectives are to:

  • Establish a collection of examples of NZEBs in the five participating countries Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Lithuania
  • Develop a catalogue with technical solutions of NZEBs that can be recommended in each country
  • Compare energy performance by a calculation of a reference building, having in mind the different climate in the five countries, and then comparing with the European Commission’s recommendations for the NZEBs in different climates

The project owner is Aalborg University (DK), and the partners are Tallinn University of Technology, Kaunas University (LT) of Technology, and Riga Technical University. So far, the project partners have had a start-up meeting, where the partners also decided upon a time-plan for the next year.