Towards nZEBs in 2020 in the Netherlands

This study was commissioned by Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) and TVVL in cooperation with the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The study was conducted as an internship project for the master Sustainable Energy Technology at TU/e. The aim of this study was to prepare a roadmap for nZEBs (nearly Zero Energy Buildings) towards 2020 in the Netherlands.

The aim of this report is to provide insight on nZEB solutions for the Dutch situation. First the European definition of an nZEB is given and examples of nZEBs in the Netherlands. Next the potential of nZEBs will be investigated by determining status and policies on Dutch energy infrastructure and current and innovative energy saving measures. Scenarios for three different areas will be determined for reference buildings to which innovative building techniques are applied. Finally a cost-optimality calculation is performed to determine whether the scenarios are financially feasible. A full description of the internship assignment description can be found in Appendix I.

The report has been written for RHDHV (Wim Maassen), TVVL (Hans Besselink) to support their research towards nZEB and as internship project for the TU/e (Wim Zeiler). The AASA group, including Jarek Kurnitski (Tallinn University of Technology/REHVA), Jan Aerts (ISSO Netherlands) and Jeroen Rietkerk (TVVL), was also involved and has supported the nZEB project. The content of this report has to be treated confidential.


Please download the TVVL study - Roadmap to nZEB -2014.

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