European Regional Development Fund
According to the EU directive 31/2010 all new public buildings to be built after 31 December 2018, and all new other buildings to be built after 31 December 2020 will need to be nearly zero-energy (NZE) buildings, which means their annual energy demand has to be produced by renewable energy resources. This can increase contruction costs by 10-20%.
Our objective is to adjust this regulation in a cost effective way by exchanging experiences and increasing the level of the institutional cooperation. Regarding to the fact that Slovakia and Hungary has the very similar problems and challenges according to the energy politics and the real estate market, we we can define this task as a joint challenge, so much the more that there is no significant international cooperation neither zero-energy buildings, nor e-mobility – neither in public, nor in private sector.
We give joint answers to the joint questions in our project. After the comparison of the national regulation we create a joint action plan which will be made available for the decision makers in both countries. We work out an education material, which makes a proposal for public institutions to the application of the directive. 2 conceptual plans are made as pilot-project: 1 for new building and one for a renovation, which presents the most cost-effective, most up-to-date technologies. As it is very important to share information, we do a campaign with several pillars. We publish articles on social media, implement a website and establish an info-point. We do trainings and publish a magazine, spreading the information for both public instituions and inhabitants otf the border region.