Annex 62 Home

Welcome to IEA EBC Annex 62 – Ventilative Cooling!

The Executive Committee of the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the IEA EBC Annex 62 on Ventilative Cooling in November 2013. This Annex 62 will continue in a four year working and reporting phase from 2014 – 2017.

The current development in building energy efficiency towards nearly-zero energy buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction. One of the major new challenges is the increased need for cooling arising in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter during periods of occupation. In order to address these cooling challenges of buildings, the research focus of the annex will be on development of design methods and compliance tools related to predicting, evaluating and eliminating the cooling need and the risk of overheating in buildings as well as on the development of new attractive energy efficient ventilative cooling solutions.

 

Favorite IEA EBC Annex 62 releases its final report on ventilative cooling

IEA-EBC Annex 62 has just released its final deliverable! The summary report Status and recommendations for better implementation of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation and compliance tools, presents insights on recommendations into how ventilative cooling is integrated in EN standards, ISO standards, national standards, national … Continue reading

Favorite venticool publishes new report on ventilative cooling!

venticool has just released a new report in the context of IEA EBC Annex 62 ventilative cooling.

This background report Status and recommendations for better implementation of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation and compliance tools, presents insights on recommendations into how ventilative cooling is integrated in EN standards, ISO standards, national standards, national legislation and national compliance tools. It is intended for building designers, builders and experts working with building energy performance standards, legislation and compliance tools.

The report can be found here.

 

Favorite Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings is out!Edition of July 2018

“Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the international platform for ventilative cooling (venticool) & IEA EBC annex 62 , the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the Dynastee platform, the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent Europe) & EU relevant information.

The paper is available at the first of every month at: http://news.inive.org/

Subscribe to get informed on a regular basis on the platforms’ activities.

Favorite New release! venticool newsletter June 2018

The twelveth issue of the venticool newsletter (June, 2018) is now available for download.

Specific contents include:

  • Foreword
  • Highlights of the AIVC 2017 Conference in the June 2018 issue of the REHVA journal!
  • Register now for the 39th AIVC & 5th venticool conference, 18 -19 September 2018, Juan-les-Pins, France
  • IEA-EBC Annex 62 New Publications I Ventilative Cooling “Source Book”, “Case Studies” and “Design Guide”
  • Ventilative cooling April 2018 Webinar- Recordings & slides now available!
  • Proposal for IEA EBC Annex on Resilient Cooling
  • AIVC March 2018 Workshop “Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality and Cooling” – Presentations available
  • 25 June, 2018 I 1st European conference “BIM and energy performance of buildings”

Favorite IEA-EBC Programme publishes its Annual Report 2017

The annual report of 2017 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme has just been released. This report presents an overview of progress made by the EBC Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects. It is consisting of three parts: the Chair’s Statement, Project progress reports and practical background information. It also includes a summary of the latest outcomes of the Programme intended for policy and decision makers.

 

 

Highlights include:

  • EBC Executive Committee Chair’s Statement
  • the launch of two new EBC international research projects, including Annex 76: “Deep Renovation of Historic Buildings Towards Lowest Possible Energy Demand and CO2 Emissions” and Annex 77: “Integrated Solutions for Daylight and Electric Lighting”;
  • the establishment of the new Working Group, “Cities & Communities”;
  • the completion and final project outcomes of three EBC international research projects: Annex 56: “Cost-Effective Energy & CO2 Emissions Optimization in Building Renovation”, Annex 60: “New Generation Computational Tools for Building & Community Energy Systems” and Annex 61: “Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings”.

The report includes also specific sections on the ongoing Annex 62: “Ventilative Cooling” as well as:

  • Annex 5: “Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre”:
  • Annex 63: “Implementation of Energy Strategies in Communities”
  • Annex 64: “LowEx Communities – Optimised Performance of Energy Supply Systems with Exergy Principles”
  • Annex 65: “Long Term Performance of Super-Insulating Materials in Building Components and Systems”
  • 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”
  • Annex 70: “Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale”
  • 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 Resilient Communities”
  • Annex 74: “Competition and Living Lab Platform”
  • Annex 75: “Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables”
  • Working Group on HVAC Energy Calculation Methodologies for Non-residential Buildings

For further information please visit IEA-EBC website.