Workshop on Positive Energy Buildings-Definition

Mia Ala-Juusela (Corresponding Author), Cristian Pozza, Jaume Salom, Iván Luque Segura, Andreas Tuerk, Roberto Lollini, Niki Gaitani, Annamaria Belleri

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The building sector plays an important role in the transition to a climate-neutral society. The international interest in low, zero energy, or zero-emission buildings has grown as a potential means for this transition. A more ambitious step from zero energy buildings is the concept of Positive Energy Buildings (PEB), which are also contributing to the decarbonization of the surrounding built environment, not just minimizing their own carbon footprint. A shared PEB definition is needed in order to enable the design, assessment, and documentation of positive energy buildings. This article describes the ongoing discussions, concentrating on the most essential points.
Original languageEnglish
Article number26
JournalEnvironmental Sciences Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event9th Annual Edition of Sustainable Places (SP 2021) - Rome, Italy
Duration: 29 Sept 20211 Oct 2021


  • positive energy buildings
  • definition
  • user comfort
  • boundaries
  • grid interaction
  • dynamic matching
  • positive energy user


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