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The report gives a Literature Review of Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) Definitions. It all startede when the consequences of the oil crisis became noticeable and the issue of the fossil fuels sources and the energy use were discussed. Nevertheless, in the late seventies and early eighties appeared few articles, in which phrases‘a zero energy house', a neutral energy autonomous house' or ‘an energy-independent house' were used.' were used.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherDepartment of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2009
SeriesDCE Technical reports


  • Zero Energy Buildings
  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • ZEB
  • CO2 Emission
  • Net Zero Approaches

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