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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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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.

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Upcoming Meetings

May 14, 2024
Kick-off workshop of Annex 92 - Syracuse University, USA
The new EBC Annex 92 – ‘Smart materials for energy-efficient heating, cooling, and IAQ control in residential buildings’ will organize a kick-off  workshop in Syracuse, USA,

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May 16, 2024
Eighth plenary meeting
The eighth IEA EBC Annex 81 meeting will be held jointly with Annex82 in Prague, Czech Republic

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Ongoing Projects

Smart Materials for Energy-Efficient Heating, Cooling and IAQ Control in Residential Buildings
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

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