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IEA-EBC Annex 75: Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 75: Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables” in 2016. The project will run until 2021.   The project objectives are to:  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 74: Competition and Living Lab Platform” in 2016. The project will run until 2021. The project is intended to serve as a know-how platform linking the experiences worldwide and working towards further improvement of existing competitions, as well as developing new competition formats.   The project objectives are to:  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA- EBC Annex 57: Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2 Equivalent Emissions for Building Construction   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 57: Evaluation of embodied energy and carbon dioxide equivalent emissions for building construction” in 2011. The project was completed in 2016.  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 72: Assessment life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 72: Assessment life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings” in 2016. The project will run till 2021.  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of the research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland, in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.  
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Type: News

People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

Geothermal energy is limitless, ubiquitous and free at the point of use. When combined with the very high energy efficiency of TABS and application range of hybrid systems, it offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs in Europe, and reduce CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Link

The free HVAC design tool “TABSDesign” is a computational aid for the sizing and control of thermally activated building systems (TABS). It supports and executes HVAC design of TABS through the unknown-but-bounded (UBB) planning process described in the "TABS Control" manual.   How it works
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Tool

A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.   The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Type: News

Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to build and maintain. Buildings are central to the EU‘s energy efficiency policy. Improving the energy performance of Europe‘s building stock is crucial, not only to achieve the EU‘s 2020 targets but also to meet the longer term objectives of the climate strategy as laid down in the low carbon economy roadmap 2050.  
Post date: 28 Feb 2017
Type: Publication