Launch of the IEE Entranze Project – BPIE consortium partner

An IEE project actively supporting EU policy makers preparing for the era of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

European legislation such as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the Renewable Energy Directive requires member states to develop ambitious policies in the building sector. The design of effective policy supporting nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and renewable heating and cooling (RES-H/C) will be crucial for achieving ambitious energy and CO2 savings. Launched in April 2012, the EU funded ENTRANZE project under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme, actively supports European policy makers in nine countries. The objective is to provide fact based evidence (data, analysis, scenarios) and guidelines to build ambitious, but reality proof policies and roadmaps for renovating the existing building stock towards nZEB levels, as well as connect building experts with national decision makers and other key stakeholders to elaborate coherent strategies and plans.

ENTRANZE will encourage the up-scaling of renovation activities at nZEB standards in the public and residential sector and will facilitate an easier penetration of RES-H/C (renewable heating & cooling) within the existing national building stock.