Positive Energy Buildings - wishful thinking or (built) reality?

Start/Stop Date:
26 Jun 2014
Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
June 26, from 9.00 to 10.45, Charlemagne Building (room Jenkins) of the European Commission, rue de la Loi 170 in Brussels, Belgium
Focus Areas:
Positive energy buildings
Type of Event:

Construction is considered a key sector to curb CO2 emissions as well as reduce energy consumption and thus reach the EU climate objectives. Whilst exploring options for the next EU targets for 2030, the role of Positive Energy Buildings (PEBs) should be discussed.

This event, co-organised by Fraunhofer IBP and BPIE, will open with the question: “why should we consider PEBs while Member States (MS) are already struggling with nZEBs?”

It will explore how PEBs can fully be integrated in national legislations, examine the possibilities for market uptake of innovative technologies, and provide a comparative view of how MS approach this challenge in their respective political agendas and subsequent legislations.

Participants to this free event will be able to discover best practices, demonstration cases, innovative technologies and new policy challenges.

Already confirmed speakers include:

  • Hans Erhorn from Fraunhofer IBP
  • Oliver Rapf, BPIE
  • Hans-Dieter Hegner from the German government, where the “Efficient House Plus” concept was first developed (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building & Nuclear Safety)
  • Georg Lange, Association of Prefabricated Houses (Germany and EU)
  • Kurt Emil Eriksen, Active House Alliance (Denmark)

More information and the agenda are available on the event dedicated page.

To attend, please create an account on the EUSEW website and then register on the event page.