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.

Favorite New release! venticool newsletter December 2017

The eleventh issue of the venticool newsletter (December, 2017) is now available for download.

This issue includes two articles providing feedback on the ventilative cooling workshop in Brussels followed by the final IEA-EBC Annex 62 expert meeting in Gent in October, 2017. Further on, Professor Maria Kolokotroni presents the summing-up of the ventilative cooling track at the 38th AIVC- 6th TightVent & 4th venticool joint conference held in Nottingham, UK on 13-14 September, 2017. Christoffer Plesner from Velux, follows up on his last article on new work items recently approved by CEN and ISO with regard to ventilative cooling. As usual, this edition provides also detailed information on upcoming events in the field of ventilative cooling.


Specific contents include:

  • Foreword
  • IEA EBC Annex 62- Ventilative Cooling- 8th Expert Meeting, Gent, Belgium, October 24-25, 2017
  • Feedback from Brussels workshop on ventilative cooling, 23 October 2017
  • Ventilative cooling summary from AIVC 2017 conference
  • New standardization projects on ventilative cooling and natural and hybrid ventilation systems
  • 18 -19 September 2018 – 39th AIVC- 5th venticool conference in Juan-les- Pins, France