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    International Energy Agency's
    Energy in Buildings and
    Communities Programme

What we do

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

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High Priority Research Themes

  • Refurbishment of existing buildings: Finance, stakeholders and co-benefits
  • Planning, construction and management process reducing the performance gap
  • Low tech, robust and affordable technology
  • Energy efficient cooling in hot and humid, or dry climates
  • Holistic solution sets on a district level

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Annual Report

Annual Report

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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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Upcoming Meetings

June 9-10, 2023
IEA EBC Annex 79: 10th Expert Meeting
The 10th and final Annex 79 experts' meeting will take place in Aachen, Germany and immediately preceed the Health Builings Europe 2023 Conference.

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June 12-16, 2023
IEA EBC Annex 83 Ph.D. Summer School
For this second-year edition, the Annex 83 Summer School will embrace the energy modelling of PEDs as main focus. In this context, the School will focus on a range of issues related to the theoreti

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September 13-15, 2023
CISBAT2023 Conference
https://cisbat.epfl.ch/  Annex83 is planning a workshop on PEDs and a session on PED.

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Ongoing Projects

Evaluation and Demonstration of Actual Energy Efficiency of Heat Pump Systems in Buildings
Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Performance of Personalised Environmental Control Systems
Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality Management in Residential Buildings
Indirect Evaporative Cooling
Demand Management of Buildings in Thermal Networks
Positive Energy Districts

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