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"Near Zero Energy Buildings& Hotels: An opportunity for Sustainable Corfu”

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Technical Chamber of Corfu

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The coming years will see a sharp increase in the market uptake of highly efficient buildings supplied by renewable energy throughout Europe: by 2020, all new buildings must be Nearly-zero Energy Buildings (new public buildings already by 2018). According to the European Buildings Directive, nZEB building is very high energy performance building with a very low amount of energy required covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources.

The discussion among event’s speakers and audience could drive a municipal and regional policy to enhance the transition towards sustainable tourism and city development to accommodate potential visitors, through nZEB and also ZEB approaches for the target of zero.

To achieve the goal fixed in the topic of the conference, the invited speakers, grace to their architectural and engineering professional experience background, have conceived, in an holistic approach, a real case or pilot project of an hotel, in the resort formula, showcasing technologies and innovations supporting environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, use of renewable energy, electricity storage, that are tools particularly interesting and applicable in hotels.

The replicability of this case study or pilot project will be aligned jointly to the target of Zero Emission and Energy Efficiency, as imposed by EU directives, by harnessing the important European funding measures coming either from H2020 and related stakeholders, or investors, in the energy efficiency industry.

The strategic position of Corfu Island, in a geographical position as the hub of ancient culture of the world and the location in a geographical point (Mediterranean basin) full of sun and wind renewable energy power, enabling to ensure the clean energy production, is a portion of land that must witness the need of satisfying the accommodation of tourists without high energy costs.

This workshop aims to discuss many important aspects of Nearly-zero Energy Buildings - technologies, business models, policies, financing, definitions best practice examples from South European countries other EU supported projects.

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