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IEA-EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities” in 2016. The project will run until 2021.   The main objectives of the project are:  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 58: Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 58: Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements” in 2011. The project was completed in 2016.   The main objectives of the project were 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

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Residential Diagnostics Database (ResDB) contains blower door measurements and other diagnostic test results of homes in United States. Of these, approximately 134,000 single-family detached homes have sufficient information for the analysis of air leakage in relation to a number of housing characteristics.
Post date: 19 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Improving Building Envelope and Duct Airtightness of US Dwellings - the Current State of Energy Retrofits  
Post date: 19 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

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

The automated home and office market is predicted to grow quickly in the next few years. But as reports of cyber attacks increase, is it still possible for a home to be a castle in the age of smart buildings, or are we lowering the drawbridge to hackers?   Smart buildings offer better energy efficiency and the kind of futuristic mod cons that appeal to many consumers, but some experts warn our appetite for new technology is putting us at risk from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: News

The American Solar Energy Society’s 46th annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2017, will be held at the University of Colorado, Denver, on October 9-12, 2017. The event will consist of technical sessions, forum discussions, plenary panels, workshops, fast-paced switch presentations, public solar displays and networking events. SOLAR 2017 is an integral part of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon (October 5-15, 2017).   Topics include:  
Post date: 7 Mar 2017
Type: Event

Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings   Smart buildings use information and communication technologies (ICT) to enable automated building operations and control. They enhance occupants’ comfort and productivity while consuming less energy than conventional buildings.  
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

Measure guideline: Ventilation guidance for residential high performance new construction- Multifamily  
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Publication