Positive energy buildings are technically feasible and with increased uptake will become cheaper and more accessible. However, in order to do this we need to move beyond demonstration and scale up to mainstream implementation. This will require a bottom up push to transform construction and power markets and it is essential that governments align regulatory policies, which ‘push’ the market by increasing mandatory energy performance with incentives and voluntary measures that ‘pull’ the market forward by driving demand.
As part of the campaign, we aim to document current examples of positive energy developments and to build the case for significantly up-scaling these buildings. The first stage of this project involves defining positive energy buildings in order to support the documentation of current examples. Documenting examples of positive energy buildings will help to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of such buildings and the growing demand for these buildings globally. Documentation of examples can also help to build support the case for further investment in this area.
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- [News] A success story: the Hikari project