NZEB stands for nearly zero-energy buildings and is a process that has come into Ireland to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Ireland. It is a series of directives issued by the European Union and has since the beginning of 2020 made an impact on home building and renovations. Ultimately, it is a measure to fight against the issues we have seen with climate change, but, of course, there will be cost implications for property owners.
Properties that people buy that require renovation, for example, will require larger investments of money to bring them up the current required specifications. For new builds also, it means people will have to take into account higher costs in order to follow the NZEB guidelines more strictly.
However, the key point to remember is that while costs to follow and implement NZEB may be substantial, the outcome, in the long run, will mean lower heating and energy costs for the household.
The guys from Senator Windows have put together this infographic below that covers everything you need to know about NZEB and what’s required. It outlines some interesting facts surrounding energy use and residential energy output; it explains exactly what “NZEB” stands for.
The graphic also outlines what the NZEB means for new builds and it also covers how NZEB operates for renovated and older buildings plus lots more. Check out the full graphic below!
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