The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter carries regular reports of energy policy development and research activities taking place in various countries. It contains updates on ongoing and planned research projects, features new publications and website information, as well as topical articles of a general nature. It is intended for those active in fields relating to operational energy saving for buildings and communities.
The IEA-EBC news Issue 64, November 2016 contains the following articles:
Post date: 2 Νοε 2016
A monthly information paper on energy efficiency and indoor climate with specific information related to activities with:
Post date: 18 Οκτ 2016
This guide, released by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the Adaptation and Resilience in a Changing Climate Coordination Network (ARCC network), outlines precautions people can take to prevent homes from overheating.
Post date: 9 Αυγ 2016
During the past few months, venticool has pursued its efforts to raise awareness, exchange information and discuss issues on ventilative cooling, namely in collaboration with IEA EBC Annex 62 and QUALICHeCK.
This issue provides information on the platform’s latest joint achievements.
Post date: 21 Ιουν 2016
The presentations from the 3rd QUALICHeCK Conference and the QUALICHeCK International Workshop on Summer Comfort Technologies in Buildings are now available for free download.
The 3rd QUALICHeCK Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 10 May 2016, and covered the following topics:
Post date: 13 Ιουν 2016
In the context of the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive-EPBD (2010/31/EU), European Aluminium invites you to have a look at the animation explaining how to assess the thermal performance of windows.
Windows are different from other construction products: their performance cannot be reduced to insulation properties, as their solar gains and ventilative cooling matter as well.
Finally, the façade orientation, climate condition and window size define which properties matter the most.
Post date: 13 Μάιος 2016
Addressing the increased potential for cooling energy demand and associated risk of overheating in new and refurbished low energy buildings is becoming an important issue for the industry.
Post date: 11 Απρ 2016
This report, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, reviews the range of technical and behavioural solutions available to reduce the risk of overheating in UK homes. The document covers a wide range of possible measures from town planning and building positioning, layout and orientation through to building fabric, windows, ventilation, to the actions of individual occupants. More specifically, more than 30 solutions have been considered and categorised according to whether they are based on:
Post date: 4 Απρ 2016
This leaflet, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, highlights some of the many technical and behavioural solutions, which can be used to avoid or reduce overheating, without automatically resorting to energy-using cooling systems. It is based upon the ‘Solutions to Overheating in Homes’ Review, prepared by BRE for the Zero Carbon Hub as part of its large-scale project ‘Overheating in Homes’.
More specifically, contents include:
Post date: 24 Μαρ 2016
IEA EBC Annex 62 continues to build on activities in synergy with venticool.
Post date: 29 Ιαν 2016