As the current European legislative and building industry look toward more energy efficient design, with the eventual goal of nearly zero energy use, additional tools are needed. The Toolkit being developed by the joint collaboration of the ZEMedS Project Consortium will help facilitate understanding of the impact of design and construction decisions on the rising cost of energy, setting up common future nZEB strategy and analyzing the available funding resources.
- Because there is no clear definition of nZEB concept, this Toolkit clarifies and unifies various definition of nZEB, identifies main obstacles and restrictions that face its application and analyses possible social, environmental and economic impacts.
- Because there is no unique solution, this toolkit doesn´t offer solutions, instead, it offers multiple best practices, techniques and methods that guide the implementation of nZEB actions in accordance to the unique necessities of each school, region and country.
- Because there is no clear defined nZEB strategy, this Toolkit has identified national and international best practices related to nZEB.
- Because there is no defined funding mechanism that covers the nZEB renovation, this toolkit has identified available national/ international financial resources and instruments those funding nZEB renovation actions, and has set-up some recommendations that help decision makers in the designing of future governmental budgetary allocation channels that cover nZEB costs.
This Toolkit has been designed to be a guideline for Regional Public Institutions, Decision Makers and Professionals that are looking for information on techniques and financial resources and mechanisms to implement nZEB renovation initiatives in schools.