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AIVC September 2016 Newsletter

Following the approval by the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme regarding the continuation of Annex 5 - Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) for the period 2017-2021, this tenth issue of the AIVC newsletter aims to provide information on the centre’s R&D related activities as well as its high impact dissemination activities involving the organisation of events, the production of publications, the cooperation with well-established organisations etc.

Strengthening energy security in South-East Europe by investing in buildings

An analysis of the vulnerability to gas supply disruptions concludes that Central and South East European (SEE) countries are facing a strategic choice. The latest BPIE report finds that Slovakia and Hungary face a severe risk, and Bulgaria a substantial risk to be unable to heat the national building stocks. The report presents a new Building Vulnerability Indicator and offers an alternative solution to mitigating supply risks through building renovation.

Going sustainable to rejuvenate the suburbs

Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in Zaragoza, Spain, is piloting the regeneration of a suburb


Peripheral neighbourhoods are often spaces of poverty, unemployment and urban decay. But now many peripheral areas are becoming laboratories of innovation, hosting initiatives for a sustainable future.


OVERVIEW – Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of gas and oil boilers

Two European Directives – the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives – and their accompanying regulations have introduced new requirements for fossil fuel boilers, as well as a label to inform about their performances. This article presents these requirements and the foreseen label.


The Ecodesign Directive for gas and oil boilers


38th Euroheat & Power Congress

Europe´s premier District Energy event.

Our future depends on the choices we make today! Heating and Cooling are together the largest single source of energy demand in Europe, and this demand is currently met largely by fossil fuels.
Choosing District Energy means saying NO to spending on imported fossil fuels, and YES to investing in efficiency infrastructure and renewable energy at the heart of our communities. Policy-makers at EU, national and local level are beginning to embrace this reality, with encouraging consequences for network operators, cities and citizens!

Home Energy Score


The U.S. Department of Energy has developed the Home Energy Score as an effective and reliable method for homeowners and other stakeholders to be able to easily understand and compare the energy performance of different homes across the U.S. The mission of the Home Energy Score program is to build market value for home energy efficiency among single-family and townhomes.


EU pathways to a decarbonised building sector

“EU pathways to a decarbonised building sector” - How replacing inefficient heating systems can help reach the EU climate ambitions.


This report, focuses on the European residential heating sector in an effort to provide an answer to the question: “If the trend of modernisation of heating is accelerated, would carbon dioxide emissions from the heating sector decrease to such a level that can help achieve the EU 2030 climate targets?”


Solar Heat Worldwide 2016- Markets and Contribution to the Energy Supply 2014

This report, prepared within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA), presents solar thermal market data from 61 countries covering an estimated 95% of the worldwide market (the remaining 5%of the market were extrapolated and are labelled as “all other countries”). These data were collected from a survey of the national delegates of the IEA SHC Programme’s Executive Committee and other national experts active in the field of solar thermal energy.

SHC 2015 proceedings

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2015)


This publication contains the proceedings (123 manuscripts) of the 4th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry - SHC2015, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey from 2 to 4 December 2015.