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

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 November 2017 edition features articles on:                                                                           

– Canada Connects Policy with Technologies for a Nationwide
– Indoor Air Quality Design in Low Energy Residential Buildings 
– Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Buildings
– Big Data Discovery Science for Energy Efficient Buildings
– Reliable Calculations for Energy Use in HVAC Systems 

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