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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 April 2021 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

September 23-24, 2021
IEA Annex 83: 3rd Working Meeting
More information will come closer to the meeting.

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September 27-October 1, 2021
Third Plenary
The third Annex#81 plenary will be conducted over the last week of September, in a series of one to two hour online meetings that aim to achieve more in-depth engagement (along lines that more clos

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September 30-October 1, 2021
IEA EBC Annex 79: 7th Expert meeting
This meeting will be 100% online, but follow daytime hours in the Pacific Time Zone. Registration link and agenda: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eG73FKgoScIMkey

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October 12, 2021
Low-Carbon, Positive Energy Resilient Communities Webinar
CAE Roadmap to Resilient Ultra-Low Energy Built Environment with Deep Integration of Renewables in 2050 Please register in advance for this meeting. 10:55– 11:00

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October 27-30, 2021
IEA EBC Annex 72: 10th expert meeting

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Ongoing Projects

Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality Management in Residential Buildings
Indirect Evaporative Cooling
Demand Management of Buildings in Thermal Networks
Positive Energy Districts
Energy Flexible Buildings Towards Resilient Low Carbon Energy Systems
Data-Driven Smart Buildings

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