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Challenges towards nearly Zero-energy Buildings in the EU

In Europe, there are around 1,5 million sports facilities including leisure centers, which in some countries and regions represent about the 8% of the overall buildings sector. Buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the EU, and according studies in the UK, sport facilities can account for up to 10% of annual energy consumption. Based on the above facts it is needless to say how critical the renovation of the sport buildings towards energy efficient standards is. The European project STEP-2-SPORT is here to reinforce this perspective.

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EUROPEAN SPORT BUILDINGS TOWARDS ENERGY EFFICIENCY WITH STEP-2-SPORT PROJECT

Energy audits and Energy performance certifications in pilot sport buildings, first steps toward nearly zero energy sports buildings

Step-2-Sport project focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy use in indoor sport facilities and indoor swimming pools, as they are the most energy consuming sport buildings. The project aims to support the refurbishment of the existing sport buildings through step by step renovation towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, contributing to the EU energy objectives. Pilot sport facilities from 7 different countries (Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria) are participating in the project. The second international meeting of Step-2-Sport project was held in Athens last September. On that occasion all the partners discussed about their activities regarding energy audit on various sports buildings across Europe, presenting the pilot structures and their work towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING SYSTEM EVALUATING

Let's ESCo!

In the report “State of the art of Energy Performance Certification in EU sport buildings” prepared by Skåne Energy Agency, within the STEP-2-SPORT project, the various energy performance certification (EPC) schemes available throughout the partnership countries are evaluated. Each partnership country has implemented a mandatory EPC scheme, but they are all more or less different, and the number of performed certifications so far for sport buildings, vary between the countries.

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