Influence of occupant behavior and operation on performance of a residential Zero Emission Building in Norway

Influence of occupant behavior on a residential ZEB was analyzed.
Occupant behavior may change the annual energy balance reliability by 20%.
Occupant behavior may result in grid stress variation from −5% to +13%.
Window openings and DHW would not change significantly the ZEB energy performance.

Natasa Nord, Tymofii Tereshchenko, Live Holmedal Qvistgaard, Ivar S. Tryggestad

Using a segmented dynamic dwelling stock model for scenario analysis of future energy demand: The dwelling stock of Norway 2016–2050

A dynamic and segmented dwelling stock model is applied for energy analyses.
A case study was conducted for the Norwegian dwelling stock 2016–2050.
More advanced and/or frequent renovation give limited additional energy savings.
Use of local energy sources, e.g. heat pumps and PV, has a large future potential.
User behaviour is likely to strongly reduce the real energy savings in the system.

Nina Holck Sandberg, Igor Sartori, Magnus I. Vestrum, Helge Brattebø

The impact of Zero Energy Buildings on the Scandinavian energy system

We analyse cost-optimal integration of ZEBs in the Scandinavian energy system.
We capture impact of short-term uncertainty on long-term investment decisions.
ZEBs reduce the investments in the electricity and heating sector.
The Scandinavian electricity sector is capable of integrating ZEBs with PV.
The operation of the flexible hydropower is changed with ZEBs.

Pernille Seljom, Karen Byskov Lindberg, Asgeir Tomasgard, Gerard Doorman, Igor Sartori

Analysis of the impact resolution has on load matching in the Norwegian context

Generation of energy at building level has an increasing interest in Norway, as in rest of Europe. Load matching is the correlation between the buildings generation and load, which in most cases aims at optimization of the amount of self-consumption. When analysing generation in relation to load, it is of interest to study the choice of resolution and what impact this has on load match indicators. This study analyses the importance of choosing the right resolution, starting with hourly measurements, and going down towards one-minute resolution.

Kari Sørnes, Eyvind Fredriksen, Ketil Tunheim, Igor Sartori

Nå kan elbilene bli en del av strømnettet

På Campus Evenstad forskes det på utnyttelsen av strøm. Det siste er å gjøre elbilene en del av strømnettet. Ubrukt strøm på elbil-batteriet kan veksles tilbake til strømnettet eller boligen.

Cathrine Loraas Møystad, Zdena Cervenka

Elbilene blir en del av strømnettet

På Campus Evenstad i Hedmark tester Statsbygg en rekke teknologiske løsninger som er nye i norsk sammenheng. Konseptet Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) gjør elbilene til en aktiv del strømsystemet, og har et stort potensial i Norge.

Harald V Nikolaisen, Åse Lekang Sørensen

Airport redevelopment, Bodø

Aerial view of the planned development. Illustration by Bodø Municipality

Scope and time frame

Bodø’s former civil and military airport is planned to be replaced by a smaller civil airport, located 900m southwest of the existing one. Today the site is approx. 5 600 000 m2 and located in close proximity to the city centre. An area of 2 200 000 m2 will be used for the civil airport development. The remaining 3 400 000 m2 – the same size as the current city centre – is dedicated to expanding the existing city centre and will include residential and business areas, as well as a logistic hub (flight, railway, shipping) close to the airport. The planned multifunctional urban area, known as NyBy, will be developed within the next 60 to 80 years.

Location and involved stakeholders

The site is located south of the city centre, within walking distance to the centre. The area lies on a peninsula and is surrounded on three sides by water. A residential area with detached houses to the north forms a small belt between the old airport and the city centre. A commercial area with a shopping centre connects to the residential area to the east. A green zone with a camping ground and a low-density residential area borders the site to the north-east.
The stakeholders involved are the project group from Bodø municipality, with a project manager and members from different departments (e.g. city planning and environment). The defense department for the military airport and AVINOR for the public airport are both represented. The National Road Authority, responsible for the interregional street system, is also involved in the early planning stages.

The pilot project’s mission and planned measures

The goal is to develop a dense, mixed-used urban neighbourhood, which is environmental friendly and citizen-centred. The environmental goals are to minimize the neighbourhood energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings are planned built according to the ZEB standard. The neighbourhood development is expected to function as a catalyst for the business sector in Bodø, which is mainly characterized by the construction, and consultant sectors, the IT sector, and an export sector based on agricultural products and food. The municipality has imbedded the NyBy project in a broader vision, which is to become the world’s smartest city. NyBy is planned as a citizen-centred development with a strong focus on citizen participation in the planning process.

The goals are planned met using the following measures:

  • Development of a design and planning toolbox to integrate energy and emission aspects into the planning process and the evaluation of different option based on scenarios.
  • Integration of citizens in the planning process, e.g. through the living lab methodology: The application of co-creation processes in collaboration with citizens, the research and the business sector.
  • Knowledge transfer by building up national and international networks with business and research partners as well as other cities and through participation in several research projects.
  • Development of knowledge and gaining experience through the design and construction of the municipalities’ own buildings according to ZEB-standard in the near future.
  • Creating a local network of partners.

Contacts and references

References and further reading:
https://nyby.bodo.kommune.no/ny-by-ny-flyplass/category8230.html

Contacts:

Bodø Municipality:
Rakel Hunstad
rakel.hunstad@bodo.kommune.no
NTNU:
Inger Andresen, leder WP6 ZEN
inger.andresen@ntnu.no
SINTEF Byggforsk:
Daniela Baer
daniela.baer@sintef.no

Campus Evenstad

ZEN pilot project Campus Evenstad. Photo by Tove Lauluten.

Scope and time frame

The Department of Applied Ecology and Agriculture of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Innlandet) is located at the Campus Evenstad. It is located in a rural area in the Stor-Elvdal municipality. The campus accounts for 61 000 m2 of land with 17 buildings (10 000 m2 gross internal area (GIA)) with different uses: administration, education, and sport, student housing and building operation. The construction of a new administration and education building with ZEB-COM standard and a GIA of 1 141m2 between 2015 and 2016 was one of the ZEB Centre’s nine pilot projects.

Location and involved stakeholders

The campus is located in a rural area in the village of Evenstad, 70 km north of the city of Elverum and 20 km south of Koppang, a regional service centre. Surrounded by farmland and the river Glomma to the west, there are few other buildings in the area.
Involved stakeholders: The Campus is owned by the Norwegian state with Statsbygg as the public owner, and responsible for the administration of the real estate. The Inland Norway University rents the area from Statsbygg. The student organization Studentsamskipnaden owns the two dormitory houses on campus which are built with passive house standard and include in total 117 residential units for students.

The pilot project’s mission and planned measures

The goal is to develop a ZEN with regard to campus operation. This goal incorporates the optimization of energy production, management and use. Campus Evenstad aims to be a regional energy hub and a demonstration plant for renewable energy – the Campus Evenstad Energy Centre (CEEC).

The goals are planned met using the following measures:

  • Development of a smart energy management system to reduce the peaks in energy consumption and thereby the load on the net. The aim is to increase the amount of self-produced energy.
  • Optimize the interplay between different electricity (photovoltaics, CHP, grid) and heat (CHP, solar collectors, bio-based and electric boilers) sources.
  • Energy storage in batteries in a network of buildings with variable power requirement during the day, week and year.
  • Application of the living lab methodology to engage campus users in activities which minimize energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Contacts and references

References and further reading:
https://www.statsbygg.no/Prosjekter-og-eiendommer/Eiendommer/Region-ost/03424-Hogskolen-i-Hedmark-Evenstad

Contacts:

Statsbygg:
Zdena Cervenka
Zdena.Cervenka@statsbygg.no
NTNU:
Inger Andresen, leder WP6 ZEN
inger.andersen@ntnu.no
SINTEF Byggforsk:
Christofer Skaar
christofer.skaar@sintef.no

Fornebu, Bærum

Illustration of the Oksenøya Centre in ZEN pilot project Fornebu, Bærum. Illustration by L2 Arkitekter AS in connection with drafting the zoning plan.

Scope and time frame

In Spring 2018, the Fornebu area was appointed a laboratory and test area for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In the ‘Climate Strategy 2030” of the municipality of Bærum, it is written that Fornebu shall be established as a zero emission area by 2027. In the coming years, several low carbon projects will be conducted by public and private actors. Within 2025, fossil free public transport solutions to and from the area, will be established. The planning of a light rail path connecting the area to the centre of Oslo, has already started. The Fornebu area will contain urban structures that will facilitate low and zero carbon mobility within the area, including pedestrian walking, bicycling and electrical vehicles.

Location and involved stakeholders

Fornebu is a peninsula in the Oslo Fjord, covering a land area of about 3.1 km2. It is located about 9 km south of the centre of Oslo, and about 8 km from the local centre Sandvika. From 1939 to 1998, the area served as a regional/international airport. By the end of 2017, the area contained 2 400 dwellings and about 25 000 work places. The area contains a shopping mall (Fornebu S) that encompass 80 shops, cafes and various services. The area is still under development, and large green/brownfield sites are awaiting development. However, most of the technical and green infrastructure have been established.

The municipality of Bærum has put forward 2 possible pilot projects at Fornebu: the development projects at Oksenøya and Tårnet community centres. Bærum municipality will facilitate these development projects to become areas for research and innovation and knowlegde sharing.

Important stakeholders for the development of the Fornebu area include several private developers (OBOS, Selvaag, Aker and KLP), as well as energy and transport companies.

The pilot project’s mission and planned measures

At Oksenøya, the municipality plans to construct a kindergarten, a primary school, and a residential/health care centre for elderly. The construction of these building will be finished by fall 2022. The project is a part of the Futurebuilt program, and will be certified as BREEAM-NOR Excellent. A design-built competition was announced in spring 2018, and a team will be selected in August 2018.

The environmental goals and measures that have been identified for the Fornebu project include:

  • All buildings should be certified according to BREEAM-NOR Excellent.
  • Integrated energy strategy with the aim of testing smart solutions for power management, storage and exchange of energy between buildings. Local renewable energy production that is designed to keep import and export of energy as low as possible. Visualizations of energy and power performance to the users.
  • Near Zero energy buildings, minimum passive house standard and energy class A.
  • Reduction of carbon footprint of 50% compared to a reference project, including materials, energy use and transport.
  • Long lasting and low maintenance materials.
  • Fossil free construction site.
  • Area efficient buildings.

The development of Tårnet centre is expected to start as soon as the community plan KDP3 is accepted during spring 2019. In the early phases of development, the municipality wishes to explore the potential for developing innovative solutions with respect to smart and sustainable mobility, spatial qualities, sustainable behavior, and new processes of cooperation.

Contacts and references

References and further reading:

Kommundelplan 3 Fornebu. Miljøprogram. https://www.baerum.kommune.no/globalassets/politikk-og-samfunn/politikk/kunngjoringer-og-horinger/fornebu-kdp3/12-miljoprogram-fornebu.pdf

Contacts:

Bærum kommune:
Øivind Wee
oyvind.wee@baerum.kommune.no
NTNU:
Inger Andresen, leder WP6 ZEN
inger.andersen@ntnu.no
SINTEF Byggforsk:
Karen Byskov Lindberg
karen.lindberg@sintef.no

Furuset, Oslo

Planned central street in ZEN pilot project Furuset. Illustration by the Planning Department of Oslo Municipality

Scope and time frame

The Furuset project aims to combine the physical upgrading of the neighbourhood centre of Furuset from the 1970’s with high environmental ambitions. The renewal includes the infrastructure taking into consideration energy, waste and water, traffic, green landscaping and social issues, the extension of the number of residential units and work places, and the development of an attractive urban space. The exact number of the planned 1 700 – 2 300 housing units and 2 000 – 3 400 work places depends on the realization of a covered E6 highway (“highway lid”), which was controversial when discussed during the planning phase and a final decision has not yet been made. The estimated timeframe for completion is 2030.

Location and involved stakeholders

Furuset is a multi-functional local neighbourhood centre in the eastern part of Oslo. The refurbishment area incorporates about 3.800 residential units (90% are in apartment blocks) and 1 500 workplaces. Furuset has good transport connections with two metro stations, 4 bus lines and close proximity to the E6. The local centre offers a broad range of shopping and service facilities. An ice stadium, a school and kindergarten complements the social infrastructure in the neighbourhood.
The main stakeholders involved are the municipality with several departments, the administration of the city district Alna and the FutureBuilt Programme from public side. The planning department was the leading actor during the planning phase. The climate department (Klimaetat) took over in 2016. Several consultant agencies participated in different stages of the process. Other stakeholders involved are 12 housing cooperatives, private landowners, the transportation agency Ruter and the energy utility company Fortum Oslo Varme. Furuset lies within Fortum Oslo Varme’s concession area for district heating.

The pilot project’s mission and planned measures

The overall goal – to develop a climate-friendly and attractive neighbourhood – incorporates several sub-goals such as the creation of attractive urban spaces, strengthening of the green infrastructure with blue-green connections, a broad and varied supply of residential units, and a well-functioning traffic hub. These goals are facilitated by area regulation adopted in 2016. In addition, the development of a micro energy system aims to establish a local energy system with zero-emissions.

In addition to the area regulation, a separate action plan describes the planned measures:

  • Investment in social infrastructure with the building of the Verdensparken skole (World Park School) and the nursing home, Furuset Hagelandsby.
  • Creation of a mobility centre and attractive urban spaces in a central location at Trygve Lie’s place.
  • Development of a micro energy system: The establishment of a common waterborne energy system which utilizes – among other things – the surplus heat of the local ice stadium. This system will guarantee an environmentally friendly, economically feasible and flexible system, that will gradually extend during the forth-coming years.
  • Climate friendly construction of buildings: Energy consumption in buildings should be reduced and optimized by applying a standard Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting method in the planning and utility phase. The municipality has this focus when developing public-owned estates such as schools and nursing homes.

Contacts and references

References and further reading:
https://www.futurebuilt.no/Forbildeprosjekter#!/Forbildeprosjekter/Furuset
https://byplanoslo.no/content/furuset-skal-vise-vei-satser-stort-pa-klima

Contacts:

Oslo municipality:
Helene Egeland
helene.egeland@pbe.oslo.kommune.no
Micro energy system:
Trond Moengen
trond.moengen@energidata.no

 

NTNU:
Inger Andresen, leder WP6 ZEN
inger.andersen@ntnu.no
SINTEF Byggforsk:
Harald T. Walnum
harald.walnum@sintef.no

Knowledge Axis Trondheim

Illustration for the construction on the west side of the campus. Illustration by Koht Architects

Scope and time frame

The Knowledge Axis is a north-south bound route in Trondheim that includes a high concentration of knowledge-intensive institutions involved in research, education, business and public sectors. NTNU is one of the primary actor along the axis and the re-location of the social sciences campus currently found at Dragvoll, to the Gløshaugen Campus will strengthen this position. The relocation encompasses a spatial demand of 136 000 m2 of floor area and, after the completion in 2025, 17 000 additional users. In total 36 316 students and 7 550 employees will use the campus on a regular basis.

Location and involved stakeholders

The Knowledge Axis is a north-south bound route that passes through the city centre, the harbour in the north and the area surrounding the main radial highway Elgesetergate to the south. The NTNU Gløshaugen Campus is located within the Knowledge Axis, starting south to the city centre and ending up in the north Sluppen (a mainly commercial area that is planned to develop into a multi-functional neighbourhood). A residential area lies to the east of the campus and to the west a multi-functional neighbourhood that includes the St. Olav Hospital. About 10 000 people live within the campus area. NTNU hold concessions for heating and electricity on the Gløshaugen Campus.
The two main stakeholders are Trondheim municipality and the project owner NTNU, which have established a project organization for the campus development that is part of the NTNU administration. Other stakeholders are the Trøndelag regional municipality and the Norwegian state, as owner of the NTNU. A smaller part of the Campus, Elgesetergate 10, is owned by Statsbygg and will in the near future be developed as a new education and service centre. The student organization SiT is an important actor with regard to student involvement and on campus service supply for students.

The pilot project’s mission and planned measures

The main goal of the campus consolidation project is to develop a campus, which provides the best environment for excellent research, education, dissemination and innovation. The vision rapport for NTNU (2014:88) describes the option to expand the vision of zero energy building «to a campus perspective, which means that all activity on and adjacent to the campus will be at a zero energy level in 2060».

The main measures to meet the goals involves the application of a detailed project plan and relevant quality principles:

  • Development of a vision, quality principles and the identification of the appropriate construction area; Phase 1 «Vision» (2016)
  • Development of a master plan, design concepts and the detailed planning of the units and the academic communities; Phase 2 «Definition» (2017)
  • Development of a program for room use and functionalities, for the design and for the construction; Phase 3 «Design» (2018-2020)
  • Development of quality assuring solutions, rules for use and the localization of users; Phase 4 «Construction» (2021-2025)
  • Evaluation and adaptation; Phase 5 «Use» (from 2025)
  • Application of six quality principles to ensure that the new campus has the required quality characteristics. The principles are unifying, wit, urban, network of hubs, effective, sustainable and living laboratory. These principles shall be applied to all phases of the project development.

Contacts and references

References and further reading:
https://www.ntnu.no/campusutvikling

Contacts:

NTNU Campus Development:
Christina Jenkins Slutås
christina.jenkins@ntnu.no
NTNU/ZEN:
Inger Andresen, leader WP6 ZEN,
inger.andersen@ntnu.no

Residential area, Steinkjer

Aerial view of the site. Photo by Tore S. (Steinkjer Avisa)

Scope and time frame

In Steinkjer, the ZEN pilot project is planned on the site of a former office building, with the establishment of a kindergarten and about 10-12 residential units on the site.

Location and involved stakeholders

The site is about 11 113 m2 and located 1.5 km south-west from the city centre, in an area called Lø. Surrounded by a school and several detached houses, the area is a typical suburban residential area. The site lies outside the concession area for district heating.
Involved Stakeholders: The project owner is Steinkjer municipality with the department of social development as the responsible unit. It is planned that the public-owned land development agency Steinkjerbygg will develop the land in cooperation with private entrepreneurs. The local energy agency NTE and a network of regional IT start-ups, the Smart Grid Cluster, are participating in the discussion about the future development of the site.

The pilot project’s mission and planned measures

The goal of the project is to develop a kindergarten and a residential area that provides a good environment for the users and is accepted by them. The project has the ambition to establish a small ZEN site.

The goal is planned to be fulfilled by the following measures:

  • Exchange of energy between the buildings and a common energy central with solar energy and wastewater heat as energy sources.
  • Use of the regulation framework for public acquisitions as a tool to require high standards during the construction process with regard to ZEN.
  • Early and open dialogue with potential project partners.

Contacts and references

Contacts:

Steinkjer municipality:
Gunvor Aursjø
gunvor.aursjo@steinkjer.kommune.no
 
NTNU:
Inger Andresen, leader WP6 ZEN
inger.andresen@ntnu.no
 
SINTEF Byggforsk:
Christofer Skaar
christofer.skaar@sintef.no
kari.sornes@sintef.no
 

Ydalir, Elverum

Feasibility study of a public space in ZEN pilot project Ydalir. Illustration by tegn_3

Scope and time frame

The Ydalir project aims to develop a new neighbourhood with high energy and emission ambitions in the town of Elverum in Hedmark. The estimated timeframe for completion is 2030. 800 to 1 000 residential units are planned to be developed (approx. 100 000 m2). The residential units are planned as a combination of detached houses and apartment buildings, and are built around a school for approx. 300 students (approx. 5 000 m2) and a kindergarten with eight units (approx. 1 500 m2).

Location and involved stakeholders

The area is approx. 430 000 m2 and is located 1.5 km to the northeast of the city centre. It is currently in use as a gravel depot and this activity will continue in some areas until 2019, when all the buildings connected to the depot will be demolished. The site is surrounded by existing residential areas, small commercial sites, and park areas, and a ski jump.

The stakeholders involved are the project owner Elverum Tomteselskap, a semi-public organisation, which aims to enable population growth in Elverum, by developing land for housing and businesses at a reasonable price. 80% of the land in Ydalir is owned by this development agency. Two private landowners count for the remaining 20% of the area. Other stakeholders involved are Elverum municipality, seven local private developers, consultant agencies, a transportation agency (Hedmark Trafikk), an energy utility company that will deliver district heating and grid connection (EIDSIVA), and the waste management company SØIR IKS.

The pilot project’s mission and planned measures

The goal of the project is to plan and develop a major neighbourhood development in a new way, and to reduce the mobile and stationary energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. Ydalir is also regarded as an environmental forerunner project for the city of Elverum.

Project goals will be achieved through the implementation of measures associated with five thematic areas:

  • A planning and design process that transfers the methodology of «Integrated (Energy) Design» from building to neighbourhood level. The masterplan for Ydalir is developed in cooperation with the involved stakeholders.
  • Minimising the demand for energy within the building stock and basing energy production on local sources (such as solar, groundwater, biofuels, district heating). Energy storage in batteries or within the bedrock is a possibility (not yet decided).
  • The building materials should have a long lifespan, include recirculated materials, and have a low carbon footprint. The preferred building materials are locally sourced wood or recycled materials. In general, the amount of building materials should be reduced and optimized.
  • The traffic infrastructure should enable and encourage residents to use public transport or individual transport by foot or bicycle. Investment in good public transport with 4 bus departures per hour, good walking and cycling paths, and a restricted car policy, with communal parking spaces some distance from the houses, making transport alternatives with low emissions more attractive.
  • The planning of a public space which supports an emission-friendly lifestyle

Contacts and references

References and further reading:
www.ydalirbydel.no
www.elverumvekst.no/elverumtomteselskap/tomteomrader/ydalir

Contacts:

Elverum Vekst:
Anna-Thekla Tonjer
anna-thekla.tonjer@elverumvekst.no
NTNU:
Inger Andresen, leder WP6 ZEN
inger.andersen@ntnu.no
SINTEF Byggforsk:
Karen B. Lindberg
karen.lindberg@sintef.no

Zero Village Bergen

View at the recreational area of the neighbourhood. Illustration by Snøhetta, developer: Bybo AS.

Scope and time frame

The Zero Village Bergen project encompass the development of a new neighbourhood on the outskirts of Bergen. The planning consists of approximately 720 dwellings (92 000 m2), divided between terraced houses (68% of total floor area) and apartment blocks (25%). 7% of the floor area is dedicated to non-residential purposes such as offices, shops and a kindergarten. In addition, a common parking garage using mainly wood as building material, is planned. The estimated time frame for the project is 10-20 years.

Location and involved stakeholders

The area is located 1.6 km south of Bergen an in proximity to the Flesland international airport (3 km) and the business area of Sandsli/Kokstad with about 15 000 workplaces. The closest centre is Blomsterdalen, a distance of 750 m. A forest and a lake, as well as, a residential area and a road surround the area. The planned development area is currently in use as a greenfield site with some semidetached houses on it. The closest public transportation hub is the light rail, 1.5 km to the north, but there is a bus stop on the site with buses approx. every 15 minutes.
The main stakeholder in the ZVB project is the private project owner ByBo, a Bergen based developer that focuses on the development of low-energy and environmental-friendly buildings and neighbourhoods. Several private consultant agencies such as Norconsult, Multiconsult and Snøhetta and researchers from the ZEB Centre have been involved, as well as Bergen Municipality.

The pilot project’s mission and planned measures

The goal is to construct residential buildings within a neighbourhood with zero greenhouse gas emissions during the operation phase of the buildings on an annual basis (ZEB-O Standard, ref www.zeb.no).

The goal is planned to be met using the following measures:

  • Minimize energy demand through the energy efficiency of the buildings. Development of an individual energy system based on solar cells and local thermal energy for each building.
  • Stepwise development of the area in combination with a gradually rise of ambitions with regard to building standards (from ZEB-O÷EQ at an early stage to ZEB-COM, see www.zeb.no).
  • Development of a transport infrastructure based on a broad network of walking and bicycle pathways, charging stations for electrical bikes, a car pool for electric cars and an electric bus that connects the neighbourhood to the nearby train station.
  • Creation of an attractive public space which encourages an emission-friendly lifestyle: e.g. shared space, community gardens, a market place in a central position within the neighbourhood and playgrounds.

Contacts and references

References and further reading:
https://zerovillage.no/

Contacts:

ByBo:
Thorbjørn Haug
th@bybo.no
NTNU:
Inger Andresen, leder WP6 ZEN
inger.andresen@ntnu.no
SINTEF Byggforsk:
Kari Sørnes
kari.sornes@sintef.no

Ydalir – null utslipp og null boliglånsrente

Miljøprosjektet Ydalir i Elverum fører til nytenking om grønne løsninger utover bydelens boliger. Tirsdag signerte SpareBank 1 Østlandet og Elverum Tomteselskap samarbeidsavtale om grønt boliglån med 0 i rente på deler av lånet første år.

Hanne Bjugstad, Arild Gustavsen

Mot nullutslipps nabolag – hvorfor?

Mer enn 70% av verdens energirelaterte klimagassutslipp er tilknyttet byer. Byggesektoren bruker halvparten av total elektrisitetsbruk i fastlands Norge. Det er derfor rimelig tydelig at utfordringer tilknyttet klima ligger i planleggingen og bruken av byene – men også løsningene.

Usman Dar, Barbara Ascher

Vi må snakke om endring

I november samlet NTNU og SINTEF Byggforsk partnere i FME ZEN (The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities) til sitt årlige seminar. Forskningssenteret er en videreføring av ZEB, der målet er å videreføre erfaringene fra tidligere forskning på bygg til å utvikle bærekraftige områder med null utslipp av klimagasser. Noe annet som er nytt, er at senteret har rekruttert dedikert kompetanse på kommunikasjon og koordineringsarbeid.

Hanne Bjugstad

ZEN utvikler nullutslippsområder

Ti måneder etter oppstarten er FME ZEN allerede godt i gang med å planlegge og utvikle områder uten klimagassutslipp. Forskningssenter for nullutslippsområder i smarte byer (FME ZEN) skal utvikle løsninger for framtidens bygninger og byområder, løsninger som bidrar til at nullutslippssamfunnet kan realiseres.

Kathrine Nitter, Arild Gustavsen

Energisparing på agendaen

«Energieffektivisering først» var slagordet Igor Sartori fra Sintef viste gjennom prosjektorene i Møysalen på Unis på slutten av seminaret , som samlet nesten hundre deltagere. Det er stor interesse for framtidens energiløsninger i Longyearbyen, og i løpet av de to korte dagene seminaret varte, var det 16 som holdt innlegg.

Igor Sartori

Fra ZEB til ZEN

Da den siste ZEB-konferansen fant sted i Trondheim 19. januar, markerte det samtidig åpningen av det nye forskningssenteret ZEN – Zero Emission Neighbourhoods. Visjonen er «bærekraftige områder med null utslipp av klimagasser».

Eirik Iveland, Arild Gustavsen, Zdena Cervenka

An Interview with Annemie Wyckmans

An Interview with Annemie Wyckmans on Sino-Norwegian Architecture Forum: Zero Emission Architecture, Special Issue «Architecture of Tomorrow». Community Design 2017

Annemie Wyckmans