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Pilot Testing of Guidelines


Testing public tendering

The common objective is the validation and testing of public tendering for new and existing public buildings or the construction parts of buildings. It is in line with Green Public Procurement and described in the Alpine-wide Guideline (CESBA). For this at least 40 tenders of a common value of at least 20.000.000 Euros are analysed in comparison with the Guideline. Finally, the compliance of goals and the realized building is assessed with the tendering. The public tendering is monitored and documented in regional and 1 transnational reports.

Solutions to change user behaviour

The objectives are to find solutions for user behaviour in high performance buildings and to increase the awareness of the user’s impact on the "building performance. 40 buildings will be evaluated by critical behaviours, social conditions (income, age etc.) and their building usage. The information will be taken from monitoring outcomes (ENERBUILD), building assessments (rating systems), statistical data, and surveys.

Toward assessing 100% of public buildings

The focus is on a mass building assessment of existing public buildings. The objective is to learn from a massive group of public buildings for one year, by experimentally assessing their energy and environmental performance. Each participating region will define their assessment area. The information will be taken from energy certification, environmental labels and policies carried out in 4 steps:

  1. Building performance data collection;
  2. Study about statistical energy, environmental performances and a mass oriented approach in the region;
  3. Execution of public conferences on the outcomes in every participating region in cooperation with the ROC;
  4. Feedback toward the Alpine-wide Guideline;

The results in the report will be presented in 9 regional conferences.

Welcome to CABEE


Result Booklets

All result booklets of CABEE can be downloaded from the CESBA wiki. To view a booklet, just click on the respective image in the right column.

The Project

CABEE is a transnational Alpine project to create and implement an Alpine-wide guideline for definition, procurement, production, assessment and promotion as well as learning about new and refurbished Nearly-Zero-Emission-Buildings (NZEB) and their neighborhoods.

CABEE capitalizes wisdom from finished and ongoing EU-projects but also projects from the Alpine Space program. It focuses on a mass oriented approach with low entry barriers and an on-going Open-Source support. Pilot activities are settled on public tendering, user behaviour and a toward 100% eco-assessment approach. The integration of micro smart energy grids is explored.

Furthermore, markets for NZEBs are prepared, especially in cooperation with public authorities and SMEs. On the regional level “Regional Operation Committees” will be established which are supported by a transnational sustainable network of experts. A public transnational conference concentrates on and spreads out existing knowledge.


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