Posts Tagged ‘net/nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB)’

December 29, 2015

Changing/reducing traditional requirements in future nZEB!

Adopting nZEB will require some changes and reduction in traditional requirements, for example in thermal comfort where higher indoor air temperatures can be compensated with higher indoor air velocities. Furthermore, changing requirements will be about natural ......

AUTHOR: Carlos Lisboa

December 21, 2015

Adaptative comfort criteria must be adopted whenever possible when applying nZEB!

Adaptation from ISO 7730:2005 (E) states the following: In determining the acceptable range of operative temperature according to this International Standard, a clothing insulation value that corresponds to the local…...

AUTHOR: Carlos Lisboa

December 15, 2015

Roadmap to nZEB!

Roadmap to achieve nearly zero-energy building (nZEB) presents a strategy where the followings are required: Changing/Reducing traditional requirements, Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Energy monitoring. Firstly, traditional requirements will focus on thermal…...

AUTHOR: Carlos Lisboa

December 11, 2015

EPBD in 2010 about nZEB!

Article 9 in Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast 2010/31/EU states in Article 9 that Member States shall ensure that: a) by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 8, 2015

Common definition of a zero energy building by the US Department Of Energy!

In September 2015, the US Department of energy has issued an order what is a zero energy building (ZEB). An energy efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the…...

AUTHOR: Carlos Lisboa

December 3, 2015

Presidential order for nZEB!

Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, Executive Order 13693, 19 March 2015 established that nZEB (net-zero energy building) in the United States will be used to maintain leadership…...

AUTHOR: Carlos Lisboa

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November 17, 2015

New video is available: Passivhaus en España – la ventilación controlada como catalizador hacia los edificio nZEB!

Watch the recording of a seminar on  “Passivhaus en España – la ventilación controlada como catalizador hacia los edificio nZEB” (link here). The video is in Spanish. You can also…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 2, 2015

EPBD review: Open nZEB issues and problems in national applications!

Within the EU 5 climate zones have been recognized to assist in selecting the most appropriate approaches towards nZEB. Unfortunately not all EU states have primary energy as their base…...

AUTHOR: John Woollett

September 7, 2015

New seminar in Madrid: Simply GREEN. Nuevas tendencias y criterios de aplicación en certificación energetica de edificios: BREEAM, LEED, Green Building, Passive House!

New seminar in Madrid will focus on energy efficient building certification systems! The title of the seminar is “Simply GREEN. Nuevas tendencias y criterios de aplicación en certificación energetica de…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 4, 2014

Presentation from John Woollett on Optimizing HVAC solutions for low-energy buildings is available for download!

On October 29 at the CONFERENCE on European experiences in how to improve Indoor Environment Quality in Shanghai John Woollett presented an interesting presentation on “Optimizing HVAC solutions for low-energy buildings”.…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 27, 2014

New Swedish Building Energy Usage Level Still Too Weak!

If Sweden is to stay on target to meet its 2020 commitments, then a value of 70 kWh/(m2.a) would have been more appropriate according to the Swedish Centre for Net…...

AUTHOR: John Woollett