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FORINFRA-Nasj.sats. forskn.infrastrukt

Norwegian Zero Emission Building Laboratory

Alternative title: ZEB Flexible Lab

Awarded: NOK 63.0 mill.

The main objective of the Norwegian Zero Emission Building Laboratory (ZEB Lab) is to develop, investigate, test and demonstrate new and innovative building technologies, hence respecting and promoting future requirements and advances for sustainability and environmental progress. ZEB Lab will be an arena for risk reduction in implementation of zero emission building technologies, needed in buildings becoming the default standard in 5-20 years, i.e. buildings with improved performance levels both with regard to energy use and climate robustness. These will be buildings that are carbon neutral or negative during their life span and can withstand a harsher climate. The laboratory will consist of a large full-scale non-residential building (ZEB Flexible Lab) where most of the façade components and technical systems can be modified and replaced, and where technologies can be interconnected in such a way that they form a complete zero emission building or part of a building (e.g. one or more office spaces). The people/users interacting with the building and building technologies are part of the experimental setup - enabling a living laboratory. The flexible design of ZEB Lab allows investigations of several experimental test cases, where the first ones will be designed by and performed with the FME ZEB Centre including its industrial partners. ZEB Lab, which will be a unique national infrastructure, will be used by national and international building industry (in product development and research), visiting researchers (incl. MSc- and PhD-candidates) from national and foreign research institutes/universities, and researchers from NTNU and SINTEF.

The main objective of the Norwegian Zero Emission Building Laboratory (ZEB Lab) is to develop, investigate, test and demonstrate new and innovative building technologies, hence respecting and promoting future requirements and advances for sustainability and environmental progress. ZEB Lab will be an arena for risk reduction in implementation of zero emission building technologies, needed in buildings becoming the default standard in 5-20 years, i.e. buildings with improved performance levels both with regard to energy use and climate robustness. These will be buildings that are carbon neutral or negative during their life span and can withstand a harsher climate. The laboratory will consist of a large full-scale non-residential building (ZEB Flexible Lab) where most of the façade components and technical systems can be modified and replaced, and where technologies can be interconnected in such a way that they form a complete zero emission building or part of a building (e.g. one or more office spaces). The people/users interacting with the building and building technologies are part of the experimental setup - enabling a living laboratory. The flexible design of ZEB Lab allows investigations of several experimental test cases, where the first ones will be designed by and performed with the FME ZEB Centre including its industrial partners. ZEB Lab, which will be a unique national infrastructure, will be used by national and international building industry (in product development and research), visiting researchers (incl. MSc- and PhD-candidates) from national and foreign research institutes/universities, and researchers from NTNU and SINTEF.

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FORINFRA-Nasj.sats. forskn.infrastrukt