Article published!

We just published an article in Energy and Buildings about the design and performance predicitions of the demonstration projects in syn.ikia. You can read it here. In brief, the article discusses different design strategies of the four demonstration projects in Norway, Spain, Austria and the Netherlands, which needs to respond to their local climate. Future… Fortsett å lese Article published!

TekNat and Gemini show interest in plus houses

I recently wrote a blogpost for TekNat and Gemini about plus energy buildings (based on this blogpost). It’s fun to be able to share my interest for plus energy buildings with others! Right now I am attending a course with Annex 83 for Positive Energy Districts, where we focus on modelling the energy performance of… Fortsett å lese TekNat and Gemini show interest in plus houses

Circular economy and plus energy buildings – Is it possible?

Positive energy buildings are typically thought of as new and energy-efficient buildings with innovative technologies. The latter often implies complex equipment and systems that are difficult to repair and recycle, and with a significantly shorter lifespan compared to the structural system. For example, PV systems are known to have a lifetime of roughly 25-30 years.… Fortsett å lese Circular economy and plus energy buildings – Is it possible?

What is a positive energy building?

In Norwegian, we usually call it a “plusshus”, and there are many different English names. For example; plus house, positive energy building, powerhouse, and so forth. There is no common European standard definition for positive energy buildings (PEB) yet. The Energy Performance of Building Directive’s (EPBD) has a definition for nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB), which is… Fortsett å lese What is a positive energy building?