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?

syn.ikia – what is it?

My research is a part of syn.ikia, which is a European research project funded by Horizon 2020. The overarching goal of syn.ikia is to develop sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods, with four demonstration projects across Europe in different climate zones. Each demo project responds to its local context of climate, policies and regulations. There is a… Fortsett å lese syn.ikia – what is it?

About me

I am currently a PhD student at the FME ZEN Research Center at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. My research field is integrated design and performance evaluation of Positive Energy Buildings. The research is a part of syn.ikia research project, which focuses on developing sustainable positive energy neighbourhoods (SPEN). My… Fortsett å lese About me