MaTrID: Market Transformation Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Through Widespread Use of Integrated Energy Design

New Construction & Renovation Consulting Energy Innovations & Demonstration Projects International Projects & Technical Assistance

Project partner

  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, NKUA (Greece)
  • Politecnico of Milan, eERG-Polimi (Italy)
  • CEEETA-ECO, Energy Consultants, Ltd. (Portugal)
  • Asplan Viak AS (Norway)
  • KanEnergi Sweden (Sweden)
  • Building and Civil Engineering Institue, ZRMK (Slovakia)
  • Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency, SIEA (Slovakia)
  • National Energy Conservation Agency, NAPE (Poland)
  • EKODOMA (Latvia)
  • Building Research Establishment, Ltd., BRE (Great Britain)

Project description

The project aimed to support the implementation of the Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings and the implementation of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings by 2020.

In this context the building design phase is of particular importance. Integrated Energy Design (IED) is a valuable approach to reduce the complexity of the design process and facilitate the interactions between the members of the design team. IED allows them to provide the best solution for the whole building. It is not limited to energy efficiency and goes beyond this issue. The greatest benefits are provided only if applied in the earliest stages of the project, when changes to the design are still easy to implement.

The benefit of EU collaboration is to cross-pollinate best practices among leading European countries (including clients, private industry, public sector, etc.). Knowledge transfer among Europe and various actors is the main benefit of MaTrID.


GreenBuilding ID Award

The GreenBuilding Integrated Design Award (GB ID Award) aims at highlighting outstanding ID processes. This is a continuously open call. Each year an evaluation committee will assess all applications arriving before 1 March. The best applications for each year will be awarded in the frame of a European high-level conference.


1st expert workshop on Integrated Energy Design

Date: 23.05.2013
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Programme: ID Process Guidelines
Please download all presentations here:

e7: Introduction to Integrated Design
Älvstranden: Gothenburg
Entra: Powerhouse

2nd expert workshop on Integrated Energy Design

Date: 22.01.2014
Location: Riga, Latvia
Programme: LCC/LCA in the very early planning phases