CABEE is a transnational Alpine project to create 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 neighbourhoods. CABEE capitalizes wisdom from finished and on-going EU-projects but also projects from the Alpine Space program. It focuses on a mass oriented approach with low entry barriers. Pilot activities are settled on public tendering, user behavior 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.