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.
Transposition requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in Belgium close to finalisation The revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in 2018 required European member states to implement new measures by the 10th of March, 2020. This included the delivery of an update and elaboration of the long-term renovation strategy. It also contained new requirements on electromobility and technical installations as well as inspection requirements. In Belgium, this transposition of the Directive is the responsibility of the Flemish, Walloon and Brussels-Capital Governments.
Energy Labelling Database (EPREL) partially ready for use in product compliance The registration requirement in the Energy labelling database (EPREL) went into force early 2019, despite the fact that the database was not yet entirely complete. Over a year later, the database contains more than 210.000 models and public authorities responsible for product compliance have been granted access. Below a short update on the latest developments.
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.