The positive energy buildings laboratory seeks to develop interactive support for the development of roadmaps for positive energy buildings. The laboratory aims to do this by building on the lessons learned from GBPN's comparative study of building energy efficiency codes and policy packages for new buildings (residential and commercial). The study highlighted two key areas that require further research in order to ensure the accurate comparison of building codes and increased compliance with those standards.
Two key issues emerged from the comparative study:
- the need to develop overall performance values for all codes to ensure the accurate comparison of those codes and,
- the need for further improvements in compliance regimes for the enforcement of building energy efficiency codes.
Over the coming months we invite you to participate in the discussions surrounding these topics and to contribute your valuable thoughts and ideas to the process. We hope that by sharing our work on this platform that we can promote a constructive dialogue amongst the expert community on these important topics. The open nature of this process also ensures the transparency of our work and ensures its rigor by discussing these ideas with the experts. Initally the main focus of this lab will be on the development of overall performance values. However, in the coming weeks we will expand the discussion to include compliance.
To make a contribution, please use the forum Overall Performance Values - Building Codes
Comments and material placed on this website will be used as part of the research of GBPN.
Other Laboratory Projects:
- [Report] The GBPN Compares Building Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings
- [Report] Towards nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs) in the EU: Implementing the cost-optimal methodology
- [Event] GBPN to Contribute in Two High-Profile Conferences in India, April 2013
- [Project] The GBPN and REEEP Launch the “1 Billion Square Meters” Initiative: An effort to Promote Residential Positive Energy Buildings
- [Event] Second GBPN Annual Building Sector Symposium, 27th and 28th of May
- [Event] The GBPN at ECEEE Summer Study, Meet us There!
- [Report] Energy Efficiency Efforts in U.S. Buildings Should Focus on Improvements in Regulation and Financing
- [Report] Why Buildings Hold the Key To a Low-Carbon Future
- Buildings For Our Future, The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector
- How to organize a collective response by the building sector to the global issue of climate change?
- Lessons learned from our building energy efficiency “Policy Comparative Tool”
- Collaborative Thinking: a Key Driver for Transformative Change in the Building Sector
- The Sad Story About New Buildings: the Real Energy Performance Unknown!
- ‘Bats’ – not ‘Sticks’: Building Energy Regulations Should Encourage Innovation