Paolo Zangheri

Paolo Zangheri

Doctor of Engineering

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Additional affiliations
November 2014 - October 2020
European Commission
Position
  • Scientific Officer
December 2012 - present
ENEA
Position
  • Researcher
May 2005 - December 2012
Politecnico di Milano
Position
  • Researcher fellow
Education
January 2006 - February 2010
Politecnico di Milano
Field of study
  • Engineering

Publications

Publications (38)
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The building sector has a central role in achieving the European goals of a zero-emission and fully decarbonized stock by 2050. Among the provisions of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast, the implementation of the cost-optimal methodology marked a novel approach in the establishment of minimum energy performance requirement...
Technical Report
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The European Green Deal aims at a greener and decarbonised society with less energy-consuming and healthier buildings. Existing buildings play a key role in achieving this long-term goal, as they are old, deemed as energy inefficient and the majority do not provide a healthy indoor environment. The building stock should undergo a renovation wave ad...
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This data article refers to the paper "Assessing Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) development in Europe" [1]. Data linked with this article relate to collected best practices NZEBs throughout Europe. Data on building geometry, year of construction or renovation, primary energy consumption, saving percentages, renewable production, heating deman...
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Decarbonising the energy sector is crucial to reach future climate and energy goals. As established by the Energy Performance of Building Directive recast, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) are the mandatory building target in Europe for all new buildings from 2021 onwards. In the light of the approaching deadline, this paper assesses the develo...
Technical Report
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Our society and economy are changing as our lifestyles shift in a world recovering from Covid-19. While the governments are working to face this challenge, new local and regional instances stand out. A sustainable recovery throughout Europe calls for a reduction of the existing gaps between regions. Energy efficiency qualifies as one of the sectors...
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The reduction of energy demand in buildings through the adoption of energy efficiency policy is a key pillar of the European Union (EU) climate and energy strategy. Energy efficiency first emerged in the EU energy policy agenda in the 1970s and was progressively transformed with shifting global and EU energy and climate policies and priorities. The...
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To implement the Energy Union and the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement signed in December 2015, the European Commission proposed in 2016 the "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package. This legislative package is supported by a number of measures also considering initiatives for coal mining regions in transition. These include the launch of...
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Energy labels are a powerful instrument to influence the electricity consumption of appliances and lighting devices in households. However, the real consumption data depend on a number of different factors, including marketing policies, purchase preferences, technology development, and last but not least behavioural habits. While white appliance co...
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Following the adoption of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) in 2012, the Member States of the European Union implemented various policies and measures to meet the Directive's requirements, including national energy efficiency targets for 2020. The progress made at national level is tracked through the Annual Reports provided by Member States to...
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This article analyses the status and trends of the European Union (EU) residential energy consumption in light of the energy consumption targets set by the EU 2020 and 2030 energy and climate strategies. It assesses the energy efficiency progress from 2000 to 2016, using the official Eurostat data. In 2016, the residential energy consumption amount...
Technical Report
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The report assesses the Second Long-term Renovation Strategies (LTRS) submitted by Member States in 2017 (LTRS 2017) in compliance with Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU). The
Technical Report
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This report discusses the progress towards the 2020 Energy Efficiency targets and towards the implementation of the provisions of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (EED), providing an overview of the main energy trends in the European Union with special focus on the period 2005-2016. It is based on the last EUROSTAT data available and on t...
Technical Report
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This report aims at showing the present status of energy consumption in the EU-28, in the four main energy consuming sectors: residential, tertiary, transport and industry. During the last years, there have been efforts by the European Union to cut down on energy consumption and improve energy efficiency in the framework of the EU energy consumptio...
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Despite various government policies promoting energy efficiency in buildings over the last 15 years, Cyprus is still associated with a large untapped energy efficiency potential in this sector. The impact of different policy scenarios on future energy needs of the building sector in Cyprus is explored by first reviewing the current status of the bu...
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We present a method to generate Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data sets for use in calculations of the energy performance of buildings, based on satellite derived solar radiation data and other meteorological parameters obtained from reanalysis products. The great advantage of this method is the availability of data over large geographical regi...
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The energy consumptions of the building stock are playing a central role in the energy policy of the European Union. While the Member States are applying the Directives in force, the European Commission is working to update the regulatory framework. Specifically, it is necessary to achieve the great unrealized potential for energy savings in existi...
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Buildings are the focus of European (EU) policies aimed at a sustainable and competitive low-carbon economy by 2020. Reducing energy consumption of existing buildings and achieving nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are the core of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the recast of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). To comp...
Technical Report
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The European building stock consumes approximately 40% of primary energy and it is responsible for 36% of the EU greenhouse emissions. A significant reduction of building energy demand is a requisite to meet Europe’s GHG emissions reduction targets. The Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States "to establish a long-term st...
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An integrated design approach has been applied to the case study of a new zero energy building in Milan. The case study is a four-story university building mainly dedicated to offices for teachers and researchers. The design approach combines facade orientations, internal space design, high envelope insulation, solar control devices, daylight integ...
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This ENTRANZE working paper presents the main results of the heating and cooling loads’ analysis and the energy demand for representative building types. The main con-tributors in this project are the end-use Efficiency Research Group of Politecnico di Mi-lano (IT), the National Renewable Energy Centre (ES) and the Energy Economics Group from the V...
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The paper will deal with the characterization of the market of household appliances with particular attention to the role of the consumer in selecting the greatest eco-efficient products and to new requirements related to electronics. Characteristic user profiles have been defined, based on literature data, laboratory experience and ad hoc investig...
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The energy design of a building is a multivariable problem, which can accept different sets of solutions. In this paper an integrated energy design process is proposed to support designers in identifying the most suitable set of passive solutions to guarantee a comfortable indoor environment and hence to minimize its energy needs for space conditio...
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The recast of the European Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings introduces the concept of nearly Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB). To obtain a practical interpretation of this building concept, it is necessary to clarify two main issues: (i) how it is possible to select a reliable and agreed upon concept of a nearly ZEB; (ii) which technological...
Technical Report
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Task 1 is led by the University of Wuppertal and deals with existing definitions for nearly zero-energy buildings in the Member States. This tasks contains three sub-tasks, first the identification of existing concepts, second the development of a comparative taxonomy and third an analysis about the practical application of the nearly zero-energy b...
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At the Passivhaus of Cherasco, located in Pianura Padana (Italy), an earth to air heat exchanger (EAHE) and natural night ventilation (in summer) are used to deliver comfort conditions with very low energy consumption. One year and a half of continuous measurements have been carried out in order to evaluate the energy and comfort performances of th...
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In the presence of renewed research and application efforts towards low- or zero-energy buildings, the issues of fine-tuning comfort and fully understanding its connection with energy use are becoming increasingly relevant both for research and application, and particularly so in the Mediterranean zone. This chapter discusses how the evolution of k...
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The recast of the Directive on energy performance of buildings introduces nearly zero-energy buildings. In this paper we discuss about what the expression “zero-energy building” could mean and how an existing Passivhaus might be improved to reach the zero-energy target in Italy, and to achieve satisfactory thermal comfort levels in summer in accord...
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In the presence of renewed research and application efforts towards low or zero energy buildings, the issues of fine-tuning comfort and fully understanding its connection with energy use are becoming increasingly relevant both for research and application, and mostly so in the Mediterranean zone. This paper discusses how the evolution of knowledge...
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One of the fastest growing sources of new energy demand is space cooling. The studies EECCAC and EERAC predict a four-fold growth in air- conditioned space between 1990 and 2020 (Adnot, J. et Al, 2003). The IEA Future Building Forum identified space cooling as one of the fastest growing sources of new energy demand (International Energy Agency, 200...
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In Germany and in other countries of Central and Northern Europe more than 8,000 homes conforming to the Passivhaus standard have been built since 1991. The applicability of this Standard has not yet been sufficiently tested in European ar- eas with warm climates, where reducing cooling needs under growing summer comfort requirements poses a challe...
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In Central and Northern Europe several thousands homes conform to the Passivhaus standard have been built. The applicability of this Standard has not yet been sufficiently tested in warmer climates, where reducing cooling needs under growing summer comfort requirements poses a challenge. The IEE Passive-on project has drafted a proposal to adapt th...
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The paper presents the analysis made to support an Architect Studio (Richard Meier, NY) in the process of designing a large office and laboratory building (6 400 m2 above ground and 10 600 m2 under ground) that will be constructed in 2008 in the new technology area near Bergamo. The building, following the design style of Meier (see for example the...
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In Germania e negli altri Paesi del Centro e Nord Europa (Austria, Belgio, Svizzera, Svezia, ecc.) sono state finora costruite più di 8 000 abitazioni conformi all’attuale Standard Passivhaus. Mentre in Germania i professionisti del settore e larga parte dei consumatori riconoscono come “casa passiva” un edificio certificato Passivhaus ed è stato s...
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Sono stati sviluppati da eERG, e affinati per questa pubblicazione, modelli di Passivhaus ottimizzati per tre climi italiani (Milano, Roma e Palermo) che forniscono un esempio di un insieme di soluzioni progettuali capaci di soddisfare i criteri energetici e di comfort del nuovo standard Passivhaus esteso. Queste soluzioni se confrontate alla loro...
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Despite the available knowledge about technologies for passive cooling, cooling energy consumption is still increasing in Europe. The international project Keep- Cool addressed this gap, searching for intelligent ways to promote the market penetration of passive cooling solutions. KeepCool introduced an integrated approach called "sustainable summe...
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An in-dept analysis of a large office building built in the 60s (occupied by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, chosen for its representa-tivity of buildings built in the 50's and 60's) has been performed. A software model of the build-ing has been created and used to simulate its be-haviour in the climate zone of Rome, using a dynamic simul...

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Projects (2)
Archived project
This study aimed to evaluate the implementation status of EU legislation in EU-28 and Norway by focusing on the quality, availability and usability of Energy Performance Certificates data. Moreover, it managed to identify examples of measures that have been successfully implemented, as well as recommendations to maximise the potential benefits such as the deployment of centralised EPC registers.
Archived project
- Development of integrated, effective and efficient policy packages in close cooperation with policy makers for a fast and strong penetration of NZEB and RES-H/C in line with EPBD and RED - Elaboration of user friendly and target group oriented database on the building stock, heating and cooling systems and typology of building owners. - Cost/energy curves that allow identifying cost-optimal technology configurations of deep renovation activities - Quantitative assessment of existing policies and their impact on scenarios up to 2020 and 2030 - Tailor-made policy recommendations for fostering the nZEB refurbishment of the existing building stock - Effective and comprehensive communication with policy makers and other stakeholders. Website: www.entranze.eu/