Activities

2nd ZERO-PLUS progress meeting


The 2nd ZERO-PLUS progress meeting took place in Thessaloniki, Greece on 12th -13th September 2016. The meeting was hosted by the project partner FIBRAN (Greece). The focus of the meeting was on the outcomes of the design and optimization of the energy and environmental performance of the 4 case studies at building and settlement level as well as on the final integrated designs of the ZERO-PLUS settlements. Twenty five members of the consortium participated in the meeting where they got to present their achievements so far and discuss the planning for the coming months. A lot of work has been carried out since the last meeting and the project’s progress and accomplishments have been found to be very satisfactory.

In addition, one external invited expert participated in the meeting and provided valuable comments and suggestions to the consortium on the progress and quality of work performed in the project.

A visit to the FIBRAN factory was also organised where the manufacturing processes and insulation products manufactured by FIBRAN were demonstrated. Special emphasis was given to the insulation materials (extruded polystyrene - xps) that will be used in the 4 case studies. 


CIB New Commission - TG93 Building Zero Energy Settlements



 

The CIB board established a new Commission: TG93 Building Zero Energy Settlements. The Commission has a mandate until the middle of 2019. The commission will be coordinated by Prof. Dr. Thomas Bock of the Technical University München, Germany, and Prof. Dr. Mattheos Santamouris of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Objectives
The realization of zero (or near zero) energy settlements requires the development and implementation of comprehensive and at the same time affordable and sustainable new technologies and practices - also under the consideration of the optimization of offside production and onsite assembly activities. Based on this the objectives of TG93 are:

  • to identify and develop research and industry practices that focus on integrated methods that enables innovative solutions for zero energy buildings and settlements.
  • to stimulate international cooperation and information dissemination in support of technology deployment for zero energy buildings and settlements.

Further information, please visit here

ZERO-PLUS Kickoff meeting in Cyprus


Opening / welcome address by Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas.

The CyI and its role due to its geographical position was introduced. Welcome by Prof. Mat Santamouris, who presented the vision of ZERO-PLUS project and underlined that it is a cutting edge proposal. Request for an action plan to be decided during the kick off meeting and during presentations the presenters to say regarding the actions (WHAT, WHEN, WHO - specific work allocation).

 

ZERO-PLUS Kick-off Meeting in Cyprus

1st ZERO-PLUS progress meeting


The 1st ZERO-PLUS progress meeting took place in Dalmine, Italy on 21st – 23rd March 2016. The meeting was hosted by project partner ABB (Italy). Twenty seven members of the consortium participated in the meeting where they got to present their achievements so far and discuss the planning for the coming months.

The Project Advisor, also attended the meeting and provided valuable feedback on the progress of work. In addition, three external invited experts, participated in the meeting and provided valuable comments and suggestions to the consortium. Great interest was shown in the project by a news team from ETH Zurich which covered the meeting and will soon write a piece about ZERO-PLUS.

A visit to the Smart Lab of ABB was also organised where the technologies of ABB were demonstrated. Special emphasis was given to the Energy Management System that will be considered for the ZERO-PLUS case studies.

The 1st progress meeting was very productive. It concluded with both contentment about the high quality work performed so far and timely completion of tasks but also with a strong sense of responsibility for the numerous and difficult tasks that need to be completed in the coming months.


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