Hassam Ur Rehman, Hanne Siikavirta, Mia Ala-Juusela, Andreas Jäger

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Positive energy buildings (PEBs) can contribute to mitigating climate change. This introductory chapter provides a broader context for PEBs and information on current PEBs in Europe. First, the chapter presents the important role of the building sector in climate change mitigation on the global and EU level, and PEBs as enablers for a consumer-centred clean energy transition and contributor to climate neutrality. The chapter then touches upon the current European climate and energy policy framework for 2030 and the European Green Deal with its goal for Europe’s economy and society to become climate-neutral by 2050 and reflects the role of PEBs in these. The chapter ends by introducing examples of existing PEBs all around Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive Energy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Challenges and Opportunities
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-87702-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-87701-9, 978-3-030-87704-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesGreen Energy and Technology


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