With summer looking more like autumn each day, there are now only 21 weeks to go before the fourth annual NZEB Open Doors event. From the 11th-13th November 2016, owners of low energy buildings will open their doors to viewers and help to host an informative and inspiring weekend. Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn more about Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB), and see first-hand the benefits involved. The event is calling for potential exhibitors, visitors and volunteers who all share the same vision; sustainable and low cost energy buildings as the way forward.
The focus of both the building industry and the public on NZEB is growing ahead of its introduction EU-wide for all new public buildings in just three years and for all new buildings in five years. Last year’s hugely successful NZEB Open Doors event saw a national reach of over 400,000, with 1,000 visitors and 61 buildings exhibited in 14 counties. This year, NZEB is planning to elevate event awareness and double its reach with a more targeted community market. NZEB will get the public looking ahead to the future of energy and making informed decisions when it comes to new builds.
Organised by the Irish Home Energy Rating services, (IHER), and supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, (SEAI), NZEB offers huge market potential for investors and sponsors eager to be involved with an ecological and modern directive. A nationwide traditional and digital marketing campaign will ensure that NZEB Open Doors 2016 will reach its largest audience to date. A planned timeline in the months and weeks leading up to the event will raise awareness, initiate public dialogue about NZEB and encourage people to engage, learn and share their knowledge on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings.
NZEB are currently welcoming student architects as volunteers for the event, who will work alongside homeowners and event organisers. To join the NZEB movement before the market becomes saturated, NZEB is also offering excellent investor opportunities on different price points.