The GPBN has published the first objective criteria for comparing best approaches to energy efficiency building codes. The criteria, developed by experts and based on examples from around the world, are classified in an easy on-line tool designed to promote adoption of ambitious dynamic codes within a strong policy framework.
In the context of the ENTRANCE project, the GBPN EU Hub, BPIE, organizes a workshop focusing on future policies supporting the transition towards nZEBs in Romania. The event will be held in Bucharest on April 17.
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), the GBPN Europe Hub, has produced a Guide to Developing Strategies for Building Energy Renovation, which will help the EU Member States develop the first version of their renovation strategies to be published by April 30th 2014.
On the 11th of March 2013, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe - the GBPN Europe Hub - will be presenting its newest study on cost-optimality in Brussels.
The GBPN has researched 25 best-practice building energy efficiency codes from around the world, analysing the content of these codes in terms of best-practice elements and comparing how the implementation of these elements compares across codes. The outcome of the research entitled “A Comparative Analysis of Building Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings” provides the first objective criteria for comparing best practice approaches to energy efficiency building codes (residential and commercial). Through this report, the GBPN aims to assist decision-makers to understand the mechanisms behind dynamic building codes and strengthen the future design of dynamic policies taking implementation and evaluation into consideration.