Positive Energy Building


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.  

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‘Bats’ – not ‘Sticks’: Building Energy Regulations Should Encourage Innovation

19-04-2013 | Peter Graham | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Buildings Energy Efficiency Codes

It is well known that to be most effective policy strategies need to be organized into packages that optimize the combination of regulations, incentives and voluntary schemes. These three components are often referring to as ‘sticks’, ‘carrots’ and ‘tambourines’. However, our analysis of global best-practice building codes shows that the world’s best performance-based regulations are being designed to encourage and stimulate innovation rather than simply punish poor performance.

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The Sad Story About New Buildings: the Real Energy Performance Unknown!

11-04-2013 | Jens Laustsen | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Buildings Energy Efficiency Codes

The GBPN launched a new interactive tool on building codes in late February. As part of this tool we assessed how well global best practice building codes perform with regard to achieving zero energy or positive energy in new buildings. A large group of experts were involved in the process of developing the 15 criteria and the results of these criteria as displayed in the tool as  “city maps” or “windmills”. 

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Positive Energy Buildings

In 2013, GBPN in partnership with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) launched the 1 Billion m2 of Positive Energy Buildings Campaign. This campaign aims to support the significant up-scale of buildings that produce more energy than they consume globally. Such a paradigm shift in the building sector is necessary if we are to tackle the predicted climate change impacts of the historically unprecedented boom in new construction in emerging economies and to ensure the supply of affordable energy for all.

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