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 23 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

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

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

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The June 2017 edition features articles on:                                                                           

– Energy and GHG Policy, Targets and Research for UK Buildings
– Embodied Energy and CO2 Equivalent Emissions 
– Thermal Characterization of Super-insulation Materials
– Energy Flexible Buildings
– Energy Performance Based on In-situ Measurements
– New EBC Projects

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