03-04-2017 | EU

The annual report of 2016 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme has just been released. This report presents an overview of the Programme’s main activities with summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects.

Some of the highlights include:

  • the launch of four new EBC international research projects, including Annex 71: “Building energy performance Assessment Based on In-situ Measurements”, Annex 72: “Assessing Life Cycle Related Environmental Impacts Caused by Buildings”, Annex 73: “Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities”, and Annex 75: “Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency and Renewables”;
  • the establishment of the new Working Group, “HVAC Energy Calculation Methodologies for Non-residential Buildings”;
  • the completion and final project outcomes of three EBC international research projects: Annex 57: “Evaluation of Embodied Energy and Carbon Dioxide Equivalent Emissions for Building Construction”, Annex 58: “Reliable Building Energy Performance Characterisation Based on Full Scale Dynamic Measurement” and Annex 59: “High Temperature Cooling and Low Temperature Heating in Buildings”.

The report includes also specific sections on the ongoing Annex 5: "Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre" as well as:

  • Annex 60: “New Generation Computational Tools for Building & Community Energy Systems”
  • Annex 61: “Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings”     
  • Annex 62: “Ventilative Cooling”      
  • Annex 66: “Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behaviour in Buildings”
  • Annex 67: “Energy Flexible Buildings”                     
  • Annex 68: "Design and Operational Strategies for High IAQ in Low Energy Buildings".
  • Annex 69: “Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings”

For further information please visit IEA-EBC website.