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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

EBC News

EBC News

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The latest news about EBC can be sent directly to your inbox by signing up for our email circulation list. Read more in the January 2022 edition.

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.

Upcoming Meetings

October 10-11, 2022
IEA EBC Annex 82: 3rd working meeting (by invitation)

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October 12, 2022
SBE22 Delft

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October 13-14, 2022
IEA EBC Annex 81: Fifth Plenary Meeting (by invitation)
The Fifth EBC Annex 81 plenary will be over two days on October 13th and 14th.  The agenda will be sent out soon Contact Stephen White (stephen.d.white@csiro.au) for more details

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October 20-21, 2022
IEA EBC Annex 80: 7th Expert Meeting (by invitation)

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November 3, 2022
Research Webinar #6
Speakers for our 6th Research Webinar are  Patrick So, EMSD, Hong Kong, "The latest Semantic AI development on Building E&M Facilities in Hong Kong" Jason Jarvinen,

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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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