IEA EBC Webinar: The Science and Communication of Energy-Efficient Indoor Environments

November 10, 2020, UTC / GMT
Webinar/Virtual Meeting

This webinar was organized by the International Energy Agency's Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC). Progressing the scientific basis of indoor environmental quality is essential to understand which aspects can be better optimised to substantially reduce energy use in buildings. In recent years, EBC international research projects have been investigating for this purpose both indoor air quality and thermal comfort. The embodied impacts of buildings and their services systems are also a focus of EBC's research. Other current EBC projects are expanding the programme's communications outreach, so the scientific and engineering research knowledge generated can be more widely shared, not only within the academic community, but also with policy and decision makers in industry and governments. This webinar recording shares the outcomes of several concluding EBC research projects in this area and provides updates on some of the innovative work taking place within the programme.


Welcome by Dr Takao Sawachi, EBC Executive Committee Chair
Presentations - Part 1
EBC Overview by Prof Paul Ruyssevelt, EBC Executive Committee Vice Chair (presentation)
EBC Annex 5: Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre by Dr Peter Wouters (presentation)
EBC Annex 68: High Indoor Air Quality in Low Energy Buildings, Prof Carsten Rode (presentation)
EBC Annex 69: Adaptive Thermal Comfort by Prof Yingxin Zhu (presentation)
Q&A Part 1 moderated by Prof Paul Ruyssevelt 
Presentations - Part 2
EBC Working Group on Cities and Communities by Helmut Strasser (presentation)
EBC Annex 72: Life Cycle Impacts by Rolf Frischknecht (presentation)
EBC Annex 74: Living Lab Platform by Prof Karsten Voss (presentation)
Q&A Part 2 moderated by Prof Paul Ruyssevelt
Summary by Prof Xudong Yang, EBC Quality Assurance Sub-Committee Chair (presentation)

Watch the presentations (external link)