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A new suite of free and publicly available online resources have been launched to facilitate academic and professional studies of thermal comfort in buildings, the result of a four-year effort led by the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley and the University of Sydney’s Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory. These tools can be used to inform questions about thermal comfort, and to encourage the design of climate-responsive and comfortable low energy (and ZNE) buildings.
Post date: 23 Aug 2018
Type: Tool

2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild – Co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Chicago, IL | September 26–28, 2018 REGISTER NOW
Post date: 28 Jun 2018
Type: Event

Mission Innovation has launched a new recognition programme Mission Innovation Champions to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. The programme was launched at the occasion of the Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) on 22-23 May 2018 at Malmö, Sweden, and is currently accepting registrations.  
Post date: 26 Jun 2018
Type: News

Air ventilation is one of the top energy users in residential buildings. Smart ventilation equipment and controls help to reduce the amount of energy use attributable to ventilation in homes while maintaining high indoor air quality. Ventilation can also be used as a resource for utility grid demand response if done intelligently. A key component of the smart ventilation concept is the use of controls to ventilate more when doing so provides an energy or air quality advantage and/or a resource to the power grid, and less when it provides a disadvantage.
Post date: 11 Jan 2018
Type: Publication

Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit   During the launch of the first-ever North American Climate Summit, former President Barack Obama endorsed America’s Pledge and the newly launched Chicago Climate Charter praising bottom up climate action as the new face of American leadership on climate change.    
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: News

IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies - Annex 36 - Quality installation / quality maintenance sensitivity studies - Executive Summary  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Numerous studies and surveys indicate that typically-installed HVAC equipment operate inefficiently and waste considerable energy due to varied installation errors (faults) such as improper refrigerant charge, incorrect airflow, oversized equipment, and leaky ducts. This article summarises the results of a large United States (U.S.) experimental/analytical study of the impact that different faults have on the performance of an air-source, single-speed heat pump (ASHP) in a typical U.S. single-family house.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

NIST Technical Note 1848: Sensitivity Analysis of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This slide presentation describes the main results of a study operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA, to understand the impact of commissioning common faults on the energy consumption of an air-to-air heat pump installed in a single-family house.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This report provides the world's largest database of commissioning case studies for new and existing buildings. It represents a major update and expansion of a study initially published in 2004, with roughly three-times as many projects. We gathered and analysed data on 643 buildings, representing 99 million square feet of floor space from 26 states. The database incorporates the work of 37 commissioning providers.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Publication