Lighting

CIBSE Top Tips Information Sheet 2: Lighting in Buildings

This publication, released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), explains how buildings are lit and provides energy efficient solutions to ensure that buildings provide a healthy, comfortable and productive working environment. The information provided is intended for building operators, designers and employers allowing them to demonstrate compliance with Regulation 8, Lighting, in The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

 

CIBSE Top Tips Information Sheet 8: Temperature in Indoor Workplaces (Thermal Comfort)

This publication, released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), explains the requirements of temperature in the workplace and provides energy efficient solutions to ensure that buildings provide a healthy, comfortable and productive working environment.

Shining Examples of Cost-Effective Energy and Carbon Emissions Optimisation in Building Renovation (Annex 56)

This brochure, released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Community (EBC) Programme Annex 56, compiles a selection of 9 successfully realised demonstration projects within the project’s partner countries. The report underlines successful solutions and presents general findings, similarities and differences emerging out of these selected examples of buildings located in Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland.

OVERVIEW – Selected international Examples of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) indicates that EU Member States must ensure that by 2021 all new buildings, and already by 2019 all new public buildings, are nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs). Article 2 of the EPBD defines the term NZEB as a building with a very high energy performance and a nearly zero or very low amount of energy required, which itself is covered to a very significant extent from renewable sources.

PlusEnergy building renovation with prefabricated thermal façade elements: Kapfenberg

 

Project summary

The case study of this PlusEnergy renovated building has been proposed as a practical and innovative approach to use as a potential solution for retrofitting the huge quantity of existing post-war residential buildings constructed during the 1950s -1980s in Austria.