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    Project Name MATRID - Market transformation towards nearly zero energy buildings through widespread use of integrated energy design
    Implementation period: 01/06/2012 - 05/01/2015
    Project Coordinator:

    Mr Stefan Amann
    e7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH, Austria
    E-mail: stefan.amann@e-sieben.at
    Tel: +43 1 907 80 26 64

    Partners:
    1. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece
    2. Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Energetica (eERG), Italy
    3. Ekodoma, Latvia
    4. Asplan Viak AS (ASPLAN), Norway
    5. National Energy Conservation Agency (NAPE), Poland
    6. Consultores em Energia, Lda (CEEETA-ECO), Portugal
    7. Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency-Slovenská inovacná a energetická agentú (SIEA), Slovakia
    8. Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK (GI ZRMK), Slovenia
    9. KanEnergi Sweden AB, Sweden
    10. Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE), United Kingdom
    Website: http://www.zintegrowaneprojektowanie.pl/
    Objective:

    MaTrID will develop specific procedures and guidelines to apply IED in actual projects. It will also investigate the changes required at procedural and contractual level and provide solutions tailored for each country.

    MaTrID aims to support the implementation of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings by 2020. In this context the building design phase is of particular importance. Integrated Energy Design (IED) is a valuable approach to reduce the complexity of the design process and facilitate the interactions between the members of the design team. IED allows them to provide the best solution for the whole building. The greatest benefits of IED can be obtained only if applied in the earliest stages of the project, when changes to the design are still easy to implement. The benefit of EU collaboration is to cross-pollinate best practices among leading European countries (including clients, private industry, public sector, etc.). Knowledge transfer among Europe and various actors is the main benefit of MaTrID.

    Results:
    • A general understanding on the advantages and requirements of IED at the side of real estate developers and building owners.
    • An improved knowhow basis on IED: application of IED requires practical knowhow on the developers’ side as well as on the designers’ side. Therefore the project aims at developing practical tools – such as specific text modules for client briefs as well as for IED related contracts and remuneration models – which can be directly applied in daily practice.
    • Successfully tested pilot projects: practical implementation of IED on a large scale, thus, setting best practice examples, which can be easily copied and multiplied.
    • General acknowledgement of IED beyond the limits of the participating countries.
    • Conclusions for a further market adoption of IED in the years after the end of the project including also practical recommendations on possible policy instruments that may support the widespread use of IED on daily design practice.
    Contact in NAPE:

    Jerzy Kwiatkowski, jkwiatkowski@nape.pl