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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

October 10, 2023
IEA EBC Annex 75 Webinar | Building Renovation at District Level: Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Sources
In response to the need to accelerate the decarbonisation of the building sector, Annex 75 demonstrated that several techno-economic district renovation solutions exist. However, this is particular

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October 19-20, 2023
1st Expert Meeting
BRIEF AGENDA: Day 1 (19.10.2023) 09:00 – Warm welcome and introduction 17:00 – End of Day 1 18:30 – Dinner Day 2 (20.10.2023) 09:00 – Start of Day 2 15:00 &

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November 14, 2023
Annex81 Workshop on Smart Building-to-Grid Services and Applications
The Annex81 Workshop on Smart Building-to-Grid Services and Applications brings together researchers and industry practitioners to explore the development and advancement of data-driven methods for

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November 17, 2023
Seventh plenary meeting
The seventh IEA EBC Annex 81 meeting will be held directly after the BuildSys 2023 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey

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Ongoing Projects

Open BIM for Energy Efficient Buildings
EBC Annex 90 / SHC Task 70 Low Carbon, High Comfort Integrated Lighting
Ways to Implement Net-zero Whole Life Carbon Buildings
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

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