low energy buildings

This paper focuses on the definition of Nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) that represent one of the greatest opportunities to increase energy savings in Europe. As this term appears to be subject to different interpretations, the paper explores the NZEB literature to provide an overview of definitions. The analysis underlines inconsistencies and critical issues among them.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
Type: Publication

L’évolution des normes PEB induit des modifications sans cesse nécessaires des techniques constructives à mettre en œuvre pour répondre à cette évolution. Aujourd’hui, toute construction ou rénovation doit être pensée et conçue en termes d’énergies renouvelables, d’économies d’énergie et de durabilité.
Post date: 7 Nov 2018
Type: Event

The International Living Future Institute is hosting a series of Living Building Challenge Workshops and events across the continent aiming to share and teach:
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
Type: Event

IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies, ZEBs generally refer to highly efficient buildings that use renewable technology to produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The difficulty lies in the variety of metrics used to establish ‘zero’ energy or emissions, in addition to different energy consumption and production boundaries that make direct comparisons hard.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

The 5. Fachsymposium Brennpunkt Alpines Bauen is dedicated to the topic low tech. Highly efficient buildings are possible by simple, but durable, sustainable and locally available building components to satisfy the needs of users. The day after the symposium there will be a guided tour to Salzburg to visit completed projects. For more info and registration please visit the website https://www.itg-salzburg.at/veranstaltung/brennpunkt-alpines-bauen-351.
Post date: 6 Sep 2018
Type: Event

The region of Navarra is building over 500 nearly zero-energy building (NZEB) units to provide affordable and energy efficient homes for their citizens. Nearly zero-energy buildings have very low energy consumption due to their design and the materials used in their construction and reduce energy consumption by 75% compared to standard buildings. The project will also contribute towards social integration and urban regeneration through the provision of affordable rental housing.
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: Case

Since 1982, PLEA has organised conferences and events across the globe. The annual conference of PLEA is highly regarded, attracting academics and practicing architects in equal numbers. It is the first time that the PLEA conference comes to Hong Kong. The juxtaposition of Hong Kong’s compact and high-density living and scenic countryside makes it an intriguing case of urban sustainability and climate resilience.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The abstract submission deadline for the 34th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2018 to be held in Hong Kong, China on 10-12 December 2018, has been extended.   The extended deadline for abstract submission is now December 15, 2017.   
Post date: 29 Nov 2017
Type: News

With the theme “Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit” and four tracks on “Science & Technology”, “People & Community”, “Design & Practice” and “Education & Training”, the 34th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2018, strives to address the different facets of smart and healthy living. The aim of the event is to bring together designers, academics, researchers, students, and professionals in the building industry in the pursuit of a better and more sustainable urban and built environment.   The event’s focus will be on:
Post date: 29 Nov 2017
Type: Event

There is still much to be done and the pace of energy renovations must be urgently stepped up, as the COP23 Building Action Symposium summit prepares to open in Bonn on November 9, says Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director.    
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
Type: Note