IEA-EBC Annex 70: Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 70: Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale” in 2016. The project will run until 2020.
The Annex focuses on the analyses of real building energy use at scale and the emerging field of energy epidemiology, which seeks to develop robust approaches to such analyses. The purpose of the Annex is to support member countries in the task of developing realistic transition pathways to dramatic reductions in energy use and carbon emissions associated with their buildings by:
- evaluating the scope for using real building energy use data at scale to inform policy making and to support industry in the development of low energy and low carbon solutions;
- establishing best practice in the methods used to collect and analyse data related to real building energy use, including building and occupant data; and
- comparing across the national approaches to developing building stock data sets, building stock models, and to addressing the energy performance gap in order to identify lessons that can be learned and shared.
The planned deliverables from this project are:
- a registry on national building stock surveys and models (with actual data if available); and
- a series of best practice and information reports on international data, models and methods.
For more information, please visit the project’s website at the link provided below.