AIDA (stands for Affirmative Integrated Energy Design Action) supported building professionals and local authorities all over Europe in designing nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB).
Increasing the visibility of front runners among European municipalities, local authorities and building professionals (e. g. architects, master-builders) went very well. In total, 86 study tours to nearly zero-energy buildings with more than 3200 participants were conducted. Moreover 28 municipalities in seven European countries were supported in integrated energy design via feasibility studies and design tenders. Another 26 municipalities were assisted in creating nZEB roadmaps such as sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs) within their Covenant of Mayors membership. Moreover, many building professionals and municipal representatives were informed via dissemination events and more than 1600 building professionals used the online tools on integrated energy design within AIDA. Finally more than 10,000 people were engaged on AIDA’s website and the Facebook page.
These AIDA results led to an increased number of nearly zero-energy buildings (new and refurbishment) in Europe. 71.6 Million EUR investment were made in nZEBs by municipalities and building professionals involved in AIDA, leading to 171 toe/yr Renewable Energy production (2 GWh/a), 486 toe/yr (5.6 GWh/a) Primary energy savings and 1.482 tons CO2 equ. emissions reduction.
AIDA’s final publishable report entitled: "Bringing nearly zero-energy buildings to the public" provides more information on the project results. More details are also available about the AIDA reports in the download section.