On the 9th of May 2018, the Built Environment Group of the Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre of the Cyprus Institute hosted a workshop on Zero Energy Buildings. The workshop was placed under the umbrella of the European Sustainable Energy Days event titled “Zero Energy Buildings and Smart Sustainable Cities” that took place on the 9th and 10th May 2018 and facilitated:
A workshop on Zero Energy Buildings under the ‘Towards Zero Energy Hospitals in the Balkan Region (ZenH Balkan)’
A seminar on Smart, Sustainable Cities under the JPI Urban-Europe project ‘Smart bioclimatic low-carbon urban areas as innovative energy isles in the sustainable city (SUI)’
The event took place at the facilities of the Cyprus Institute at Nicosia. It attracted the interest of hospital representatives, architects, engineers and town planners. It also drew the attention of the academic and research community, of the local public authorities and governmental parties.
The participants received useful information from presentations by invited experts and interactive stakeholders, who covered significant aspects of Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) such as, EC Directives, National Policies, new Technologies and Best Practices. More specifically, the topics presented were on “The Concept of NZEB”, “The Definition of NZEB in Cyprus and its Implementation”, “ZEB in the Legislation of Balkan Countries”, “The ZenH Balkan Project”, “Zero Energy Houses for Positive Energy Settlements in Europe”, “The ZEBuildings for Smart, Sustainable Urban Isles”, “A Nearly Zero Energy Museum hosted in a listed building”, “Energy Efficient Refurbishment Towards nearly Zero Energy Houses for Cyprus”, “Assessing the intangibles: the socioeconomic benefits of improving energy efficiency”, “The role of microclimate towards ZEB in urban complexes”, “From ZEB to Carbon neutral settlements”.