17 - 07 - 2019


Welcome to NEXT-Buildings.eu, an EU FP7 project covering next generation energy saving measures in the built environment.

This project derives from some of the most successful Cities and Actors in the CONCERTO program. Close to the end of the project (December 31, 2017) they have now demonstrated the NEXT-Building generation of low energy buildings also called active houses, which are not only buildings, but active components in the overall integrated energy systems. The target to demonstrate affordable solutions for social housing and revitalisation of town areas has been reached. The solutions can reduce CO2 at no or negative cost seen in a total perspective. Targeted CO2 reduction cost can be minus € 77/tonne taking the benefits of lower energy bills into account. It is possible to simultaneously save CO2 and money! Key barrier is the initial investment.

The final brochure with all results, lessons  learned, best practices and further outlook has been released December 2017.

Next-Buildings has three pilot projects, they are:


Pictures courtesy of  Amsterdam Houthaven - SPL Lyon-Confluence/Bouygues Immobilier/Kengo Kuma - Helsingborgshem