Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Open Doors Days (NZB 2021) is a project funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. The project ended in March 2015, and is now continuing in some of the 10 countries where the project was originally implemented. The latest Belgian campaign will take place between the 7 and the 15 November. Owners will guide visitors around their homes and explain how the construction or refurbishments were done.
The original NZB 2021 project consisted of a campaign of days during which both the public and representatives of private companies could visit new and refurbished houses. NZEB Open Doors Days were organised in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, France, Malta, Slovenia and Poland in 2013 and 2014.
Over 25,000 people participated in an NZEB Open Door Day in Europe, and close to 1,500 exemplary buildings were visited. Attendees received a non-commercial and hands-on-experience about nearly zero energy buildings from the owners; sharing the living, working and building experiences from owners and builders. More information about the IEE NZB2021 Doors Open Days project.
If you are interested in attending the Belgian Open Doors days in November 2015, you will have to register for:
- Houses in Brussels and Wallonia: http://www.ecobatisseurs.be/property (website in French)
- Houses in Brussels and Flanders: http://www.ecobouwers.be/opendeur (website in Flemish)
New funding opportunities
The EU’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages the funding for projects in this field. The 2016 call for proposals is now open: Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Calls for 2016.