AZEB | Affordable Zero Energy Buildings

About AZEB

AZEB (Affordable Zero Energy Buildings) aims to achieve significant construction and lifecycle cost reductions of new NZEB’s through integral process optimization in all construction phases. Optimizing construction processes to fully integrate available solutions in the areas of process, technology and contracting is seen as the largest potential in lifecycle cost reduction. The project will create a common methodology for cost effective NZEB. In the 30-month AZEB project 8 partners from Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, France and The Netherlands work together till end 2019.
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More attention to thermally improved windows for all is the aim of the Component Award. In order to accelerate the uptake of windows with advanced thermal efficiency, the Passive House Institute is organising this competition again in 2019, supported by the EU funded AZEB project.

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Members from TECNALIA and VISESA, AZEB project’s partners in Spain, have visited the construction site of “Santurtzi B-87” building. VISESA as the promoter of this social housing apartment block has offered this building as a case study for the on-going AZEB project.

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On August 28 & 29 2018 the first edition of the AZEB Summerschool took place in The Netherlands, organized for Dutch stakeholders by AZEB partner and coordinator DNA in de Bouw.

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Without the input and efforts of residents, we can not fight climate change and will not make the transition to living without a gass connection, which is a major issue in the Netherlands at the moment.

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Politecnico Milano

Technical University Italy

Passive House Institute (PHI)

Research institute Germany

Oberon Konzeptbau

Contractor Bulgaria / Germany

Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL)

International contractor Spain


Housing corporation Spain


Private research institute of Spain


Private non-profit research institute France

DNA in de Bouw

Network sustainable SME contstruction and installation sector (NL) also project coordinator