Legislation, regulations, standards

PLEA is pleased to inform you that the official launch of the PLEA 2020 Conference has been announced in Hong Kong last December.   The 35th PLEA Conference will take place in A Coruña, Spain, between the 1st and 3rd of September, 2020. Its official website is www.plea2020.org.  
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: News

The increasing integration of decentralized electricity production from renewable energy sources is often suggested as a key technology striving towards a sustainable energy system, mitigating fuel poverty and climate change. In many countries, the growing share of renewable energy sources (RES) goes in parallel with the extensive electrification of demand, e.g. replacement of traditional cars with electrical vehicles or displacement of fossil fuel heating systems, such as gas or oil boilers, with energy efficient heat pump.
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: Link

Position paper Annex 67 Annex 67 “Energy Flexible Buildings”, is a collaborative project supported by the Energy in Buildings and Communities program of the International Energy Agency. It aims to find a common definition, assessment methodology and to evaluate the flexibility potential of different building typologies and case studies in order to provide a common framework for the future implementation of energy flexibility in buildings.  
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

In a recent study, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has sought to answer the following question:   What are the quantified benefits of people-centric renovation of offices, schools and hospitals?  
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has undertaken a piece of research that can be considered a first step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, controls and lighting on students, office workers and patients across Europe.  
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has developed a set of publications based on more than 400 academic articles, dozens of case studies and expert interviews focusing on health, wellbeing and productivity in buildings.  
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has developed a set of publications based on more than 400 academic articles, dozens of case studies and expert interviews focusing on health, wellbeing and productivity in buildings.   This research takes the first step at defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, controls and lighting on students, office workers and patients across Europe.  
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

During this event activities of various Technical Collaboration Programmes (TCP) of theInternational Energy Agency will be presented and focus will be on the energy reduction in the built environment and the reduction of CO2- emissions.The symposium will explain the various activities. Special attention will be paid to the Belgian and Dutch context. The results of a diverse selection of projects will be presented, including energy resources on community and building level, the indoor environment and the role of users.
Post date: 11 Apr 2019
Type: Evento

The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities.   The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities.  
Post date: 10 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

The Clean Energy for all Europeans policy package led to the revision of several key pieces of legislation related to the renovation of buildings. Most notable was the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) that now sets a clear direction for the full decarbonisation of the European building stock by 2050. By March 2020, Member States must provide their new renovation strategy to the European Commission (new EPBD requirement), first introduced in 2012 by the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).  
Post date: 10 Apr 2019
Type: Publication