The Lighting group consists of manufacturers and suppliers of interior lighting (both decorative and functional) and companies that operate in the lighting equipment market (e.g. dimmers).
- The group is working on a good practice code for emergency lighting and will be sharing it with relevant stakeholders.
- The group evaluates the performance of LED lighting.
- The group organises lobby activities on the accelerated implementation of public LED lighting with regard to relevant stakeholders.
- They promote the impact of good lighting on the work environment. The group also works on promoting new technology (such as connected LED lighting) and business concepts (such as Lighting as a Service).
- They collect relevant market statistics.
- For the above activities, the group collaborates with other Agoria expertise centres, regional government bodies and the Smart Cities Committee.
Publication of Agoria study on the possibilities for integration of the hourly method in the EPB methodology Currently the energy performance of a building is determined on a monthly basis in Belgium. The choice for either a monthly or hourly methodology has an impact on the accuracy of the determination of the energy performance of a building. The application of the hourly method offers a possible solution to simplify the integration of innovation in building technology in the EPB.
NBN-Agoria workshop: A successful implementation of the EPB standards requires a common vision On December 3rd, 2019, the Belgian Bureau for Standardisation (NBN) and Agoria brought around 25 experts together with representatives of the three regions to discuss possibilities for the implementation of the EPB standards. Presentations by Ghent University, the Belgian knowledge centre for construction BBRI, the European knowledge centre EPB Center, the Dutch research centre TNO and the European HVAC federation REHVA resulted in a number of lively discussions.
The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI): Is this new policy instrument ready for implementation in the member states? In October 2019 a stakeholder meeting took place to discuss the results of the second study of the European Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI). The studies serve to develop a European proposal for the technical design and implementation of the new policy instrument. The upcoming completion of the second study marks the start of a next phase in which member states must consider if and how they intend to introduce the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) into their regulations. This article provides an overview of what has happened so far and recommendations for the next steps.