International Organizations

The EBC mission is to develop and facilitate the integration of technologies and processes for energy efficiency and conservation into healthy, low emission, and sustainable buildings and communities, through innovation and research.
Post date: 15 Feb 2010
Type: Link

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency. The Programme's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of experts from Member countries and the European Commission. The benefits of this approach are: accelerates the pace of technology development, promotes standardization, enhances national R&D programmes, permits national specialization, and saves time and money.
Post date: 15 Feb 2010
Type: Link

Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Tool

By addressing all aspects simultaneously, ESP-r allows the designer to explore the complex relationships between a building's form, fabric, air flow, plant and control. ESP-r is based on a finite volume, conservation approach in which a problem (specified in terms of geometry, construction, operation, leakage distribution, etc.) is transformed into a set of conservation equations (for energy, mass, momentum, etc.) which are then integrated at successive time-steps in response to climate, occupant and control system influences.
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Tool

Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Tool

Further information is available on the ASHRAE conference website at: http://www.ashrae.org/events/page/2478. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.
Post date: 25 Gen 2010
Type: News

Post date: 19 Gen 2010
Type: Tool

Post date: 30 Dic 2009
Type: Link

Web suite of building energy simulators that model energy, comfort, and daylighting performance, and give estimates of the long-term cost of utilities. The simulations restrict flexibility in order to offer users greater ease-of-use and speed. The tool can be quickly mastered by non-technical designers, and runs fast enough to allow them the scope to experiment with many different versions of a design during a single sitting.
Post date: 11 Dic 2009
Type: Tool

Just weeks ahead of COP15 in Copenhagen, this is a critical and timely step that will enable the world to realise the unparalleled, cost-effective carbon mitigation potential of buildings, which account for around 40% of the world's energy use and 33% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Post date: 25 Nov 2009
Type: News