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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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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

April 12-13, 2023
IEA EBC Annex 82: 4th Working Meeting (by invitation)

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April 12-14, 2023
6th Working Meeting in Palermo
Registration form: LINK . Please complete registration by 10.03.2023.

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April 20-21, 2023
8th Expert Meeting (by invitation)

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May 22-23, 2023
Sixth Plenary Meeting
The Sixth EBC Annex 81 plenary will be over two days on May 22nd and 23rd.  In addition to the expert meetings, a Data Driven Smart Buildings Symposium will be held on 24th May Please cont

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May 24, 2023
Data Driven Smart Buildings Symposium
The Data-Driven Smart Buildings Symposium aims to provide a venue for national and international researchers, and practitioners in the field, to share their experience and learnings of data-driven

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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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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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