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This report presents an overview of progress made by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects.  The IEA-EBC Programme is an international energy research and innovation programme in the buildings and communities field. It enables collaborative Research and Development projects among its 26 member countries, and provides high quality scientific reports and summary information for policy makers. 
Post date: 11 Abr 2015
Type: Publication

The annual report of 2014 of the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme is now available. This report presents an overview of progress made by the International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement on Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects. 
Post date: 11 Abr 2015
Type: Noticias

Urban warming has a very significant impact on human life: it increases energy consumption, reduces comfort levels, increases pollution concentration, threatens human health and affects the urban economy. Mitigation technologies aiming to counter the impact of the phenomenon are rapidly being developed and applied in real projects.   Urban warming and the heat island effect  
Post date: 1 Abr 2015
Type: Noticias

Differences between the temperature of vegetated urban parks and that of their surrounding built environment are reported. The study is based on observations of surface and air temperature in Vancouver, BC and Sacramento, CA. during summer conditions. A combination of remotely sensed surface temperature and air temperature from fixed station and mobile (car and bicycle) traverses is used to characterize the magnitude of park-induced coolness the 'park cool island' (PCI) effect. Relatively large surface PCI are present by day and at night, although for different reasons.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Type: Publication

Post date: 21 Mar 2014
Type: Evento

Post date: 24 Ene 2014
Type: Evento

Energy savings are among the fastest, highest impacting and most cost-effective ways of reducing greenhouse gases emissions. Low cost energy efficiency measures have long been regarded as the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in delivering a clean energy economy.
Post date: 29 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

Buildings are the largest consumers of energy worldwide and will continue to be a source of increasing energy demand in the future. Globally, the sector’s final energy consumption doubled between 1971 and 2010 to reach 2 794 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), driven primarily by population increase and economic growth. Under current policies, the global energy demand of buildings is projected by the IEA experts to grow by an additional 838 Mtoe by 2035 compared to 2010.
Post date: 21 Ago 2013
Type: Publication