Nearly Zero Energy Building in Portugalete

The Housing Department of the Basque Government is promoting a social dwelling building in Portugalete as a demonstration project of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB).

Nearly Zero Energy Building in Portugalete

The Housing Department of the Basque Government is promoting a social dwelling building in Portugalete as a demonstration project of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB). The building will be partially funded by the Buildsmart project. The high energy performance of the building is based on an optimized architectonic design (solar gains, insulation levels and thermal mass), the integration of active innovative envelope elements (trombe wall and active curtain wall) and RES and DG technology deployment. The Optimized control of systems and active envelope elements plays also a key role.