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 24 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

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

EBC News

The latest news about EBC can be found in the twice-yearly newsletter EBC News.

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The November 2018 edition features articles on:

  • Building Energy Futures for New Zealand
  • Implementation of Energy Strategies in Communities
  • Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behaviour in Buildings
  • On-site Assessment of Building Heat Loss Coefficients
  • New EBC International Projects

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Contact

EBC Secretariat (ESSU)

Mr. Malcolm Orme
+44 (0)121 262 1920
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Latest News

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

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

National Energy Efficiency Conference 2018 
The National Energy Efficiency Conference 2018 will take 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.

AIVC Annual Conference
The 39th AIVC Annual Conference was held in Juan-les-Pins, France, between 18th - 19th September 2018.

QUEST2017 - Smart Energy Communities on the Hill
The November 2017 EBC Meeting was held in conjunction with the QUEST2017 conference, which took place from 6th - 8th November 2017, in Ottawa, Canada.

IVIS 2017 - 13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium
The 13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS 2017) was held in Paris, France, from 20th - 21st September 2017.

IEA-EBC: Pre-Recorded Webinars

Renovating Buildings with Cost-Effective Reductions in Energy and Carbon Emissions - Findings from IEA EBC Annex 56, held on 8th November 2016. Watch the webinar and download the slides.

Learn about IEA EBC's ambitious R&D and outreach to achieve near-zero energy use  - Watch the recorded presentations and download the slides from a webinar held on 18th February 2014.

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