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Intelligent Energy Europe project ENTRANZE is now coming to an end

After 30 months, the Intelligent Energy Europe project ENTRANZE is now coming to an end. Enerdata is delighted to share Entranze consortium findings as comprehensive publication

The final report is available here

A very low energy consuming building stock in the EU will not be fiction. ENTRANZE created a policy ‘laboratory’ to develop and analyse the potential impact of national strategies and policy sets for buildings achieving this target. Thus, the core of ENTRANZE (Policies to Enforce the Transition to nearly Zero Energy buildings in the EU-27) was to assist policymakers in developing integrated, effective and efficient policy packages achieving a fast and strong penetration of nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) and renewable heating and cooling technologies (RES H/C) – with a focus on the refurbishment of existing buildings.

This report provides an overview of the activities and the results of ENTRANZE. The research conducted over several years covered the following topics:

  • Filling information gaps related to the EU building stock;
  • Analysing stakeholder behaviour and acceptance of various technologies;
  • Identifying cost-optimal technology configurations of renovation activities;
  • Developing scenarios for the development of energy demand in buildings up to 2030;
  • Deriving policy recommendations to local, regional, national and EU policymakers.

One of the outstanding elements of ENTRANZE was the in-depth communication process with policymakers through the setting up of policy group meetings and expert dialogues in all target countries.

In the end the research conducted during the project offers policymakers a valuable toolkit and the know-how on how to use it effectively so that they can improve the situation of the EU building stock by achieving ambitious long-term energy savings and CO2 reductions.

New Scenario results tool - Entranze

October 10, 2014

Enerdata has been a key figure in the ENTRANZE project consortium (, which has as objective to support policymaking for zero-energy buildings (NZEB) and renewable heating and cooling (RES-H/C) within existing national building stocks by providing necessary data, analysis and guidelines.

Recently, Enerdata has developed a new tool in the frame of the Entranze project to provide the results of alternative scenarios of development of the building stock and its energy demand in the EU-28 (+ Serbia) up to 2030. Different set of national policy packages on the refurbishment of the existing building stock have been developed in close cooperation with national stakeholders and policymakers. The scenarios are country specific and cannot be compared among countries. The scenarios have been simulated with the Invert/EE-Lab model taking into account the cost of the various renovation options and decision criteria of different groups of investors.

The scenario results for nine target countries and the EU-28 are available here:

Entranze Forecasts Database

Also, in the previous year ENTRANZE launched its user-friendly online data mapping tool which provides in-depth analysis of the structure and dynamics of buildings and related energy systems in EU-27 (+ Croatia and Serbia). At its core, it's a statistical tool designed for policymakers and experts in need of hard data for evidence based policymaking. This interface enables users to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the building stock according to thermal quality, use, size, age, type, ownership structure, heating and cooling systems in place and related energy demand by end-use.

Check out the interactive online statistical tool:

Entranze Data Tool

Launch of ‘Entranze’, a new IEE project actively supporting EU policymakers preparing for the era of nearly-Zero Energy Buildings

November 07, 2012

European legislation such as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the Renewable Energy Directive requires member states to develop ambitious policies in the building sector. The design of effective policy supporting nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB) and renewable heating and cooling (RES-H/C) will be crucial for achieving ambitious energy and CO2 savings. Launched in April 2012, the EU funded ‘Entranze’ project under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme, actively supports European policymakers in nine countries. The objective is to provide data, analysis and guidelines to build ambitious, but reality proof policies and roadmaps for renovating the existing building stock towards nZEB levels.

Read the complete press release