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Data on residential nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) design in Eastern Europe
Attia, Shady
2022In Data in Brief, 43, p. 108419
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Keywords :
New construction; Energy performance; Energy efficiency; Renewable energy; Thermal comfort; EPBD
Abstract :
[en] This data article includes a dataset developed between 2020 and 2022 to characterize and analyze the state of energy efficiency of nearly zero energy buildings in ten Eastern European countries. The data article refers to the paper' Overview and future challenges of nearly zero-energy building (nZEB) design in Eastern Europe' (Attia and Kosinski et al., 2022). The data provides an overview of the status of building energy use, energy savings, and regulations for the newly constructed building stock, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. The importance of the dataset lies in its unique approach of data collection that provides detailed information on electricity, gas, oil, coal, and wood used in the investigated countries between 2015 and 2020. The methodology involves compiling and fusing data from national registries and depositories written in ten different national languages. Thus, the data is not available in Eurostat or any EU platform. The methodology followed to produce the data is mainly a literature review of restricted national publications and an extensive questionnaire with 14 national experts involved with the nZEB implementation plans and policies. The data include several parameters, including building energy efficiency thresholds expressed in the form of primary energy use intensity; primary energy conversion factors; renewable energy shares; building envelope performance requirements; mechanical ventilation performance requirements; thermal comfort requirements; construction rates of residential buildings; and heat pumps market penetration expressed as heat pump units per 100 households. The data paper is valuable for scientists to conduct future research to implement energy efficiency measures and renewables towards energy-neutral buildings.
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Sustainable Building Design Lab
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Author, co-author :
Attia, Shady  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Urban and Environmental Engineering
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Title :
Data on residential nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) design in Eastern Europe
Publication date :
20 August 2022
Journal title :
Data in Brief
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Elsevier BV
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Development Goals :
11. Sustainable cities and communities
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