Welcome to the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme

The IEA EBC Programme is an international energy research and innovation programme in the buildings and communities field. It enables collaborative R&D projects among its 26 member countries. We provide:

  • High quality scientific reports
  • Summary information for policy makers

High Priority Research Themes

  1. Integrated planning and building design
  2. Building energy systems
  3. Building envelope
  4. Community scale methods
  5. Real building energy use

Annual Report

The Annual Report provides an overview of progress made by the EBC Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects.

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EBC News

The first edition in our new newsletter format contains information about our research activities, a country focus article on the USA, as well as links to recent webinar recordings and publications. We hope you appreciate our new approach.

We are pleased to welcome Brazil and Turkey as two new EBC participating countries that have recently joined the collective research work of our programme. The lead organisation for Brazil is the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and for Turkey it is the Turkish Society of HVAC and Sanitary Engineers. We look forward to working closely with them and to advancing knowledge for our multi-lateral benefit.

The latest news about EBC can be sent directly to your inbox by signing up for our email circulation list. Read more in the July 2020 edition.


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EBC Secretariat (ESSU)

Mr. Malcolm Orme
+44 (0)121 262 1900

Latest News

AIVC Annual Conference
The 41st AIVC - ASHRAE IAQ joint conference, due to be held in Athens, Greece, between 14th - 16th September 2020 has been postponed.

AIVC Annual Conference
The 40th AIVC Annual Conference was held on 15th - 16th October 2019, in Ghent, Belgium

16th IBPSA International Conference
The 16th IBPSA International Conference took place in Rome, Italy, between 2nd - 4th September 2019.

EBC Technical Day June 2019
The EBC Technical Day June 2019 was held in Brussels, Belgium on 11th June 2019.

SSB 2018
The 10th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings was held in Liège, Belgium, between 10th - 12th December 2018.

National Energy Efficiency Conference 2018 
The National Energy Efficiency Conference 2018 took place in Sydney, Australia between 19th - 20th November 2018.

ISEC 2018 - International Sustainable Energy Conference
The International Sustainable Energy Conference 2018 "Renewable Heating and Cooling in Integrated Urban and Industrial Energy Systems " was held in Graz, Austria between 3rd - 5th October 2018.



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