Favorite Outcome of the Summer School 2017 in Granada, Spain

A warm welcome to the participants by Josemaría Manzano Jurado, director of School of Architecture from the University of Granada (founded in 1531) and Delfina Bastos González, academic secretary of the School was followed by a tour in the beautiful renovated old building in the centre of the city.

After 5 very successful editions of the Summer School on “Dynamic methods for whole building energy assessment” this time the focus was on pragmatic application of these dynamic calculation techniques. The main purpose of this summer school was to train a methodology for evaluation of measured data. Five enthusiastic lecturers have presented methodologies in more than 10 presentations for assessing the heat transfer characteristics of building envelopes using data for hands-on exercises. During the summer course, information on relevant software has been given. For the practical exercises the software tool LORD has been applied on benchmark data as well as routines in the R-environment. More than half of the participants submitted prior to the course their homework which revealed that most of them have problems with assessing the thermal capacitance. This was the reason for a special lecture on how to deal with techniques for separating the static aspects from the dynamics. Discussed has been a more advanced course as a follow-up of this Summer School School that may take place during the summer of 2018.

For the social mid-week event, a visit to the Salobreña Castle on the Mediterranean coast was organised followed by a dinner with all participants and lecturers on the terrace of a typical Spanish taberna.

Favorite DYNASTEE newsletter issue 2017/9 now available

The ninth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is now available for download.

Contents include:

  • Foreword
  • Announcement of the Summer School 2018
  • IEA-EBC Annex 71 Common Exercise 1: Exploring identification and characterization techniques
  • ln-situ Measurements and Standardization {CEN, ISO)
  • Two selected abstracts
  • Outcome of the Summer School 2017 in Granada, Spain
  • IEA EBC Annex 71 (2016-2019)
  • About DYNASTEE

IEA-EBC Programme publishes its Annual Report 2016

The annual report of 2016 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme has just been released. This report presents an overview of the Programme’s main activities with summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects. … Continue reading

Favorite DYNASTEE newsletter issue 2017/8 has just been released

The eighth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is now available for download. This edition deals with the New Annex 71: “Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements” among others. More specifically, contents include:

  • Foreword
  • Summer School 2017″Dynamic Methods for whole Building Energy Assessment”, 3 – 7 July, Granada, Spain
  • Subtask 2 of IEA EBC Annex71
  • Subtask 3 of the IEA EBC Annex71
  • Two methods for U-value measurements
  • A bit of modelling history – the PASSYS project
  • About DYNASTEE

Favorite Subtask 3 of the IEA EBC Annex 71

Current strategies to reduce the operating energy consumption of the built environment are underpinned by the assumption that a building in-situ exhibits the same performance characteristics as that which were defined in the theoretical design stage. The challenge of this … Continue reading

Favorite Subtask 2 of the IEA EBC Annex71

Annex 71 Subtask 2 “Building Behaviour Identification” focuses on the development of dynamic data analysis methods suitable for describing the energy dynamics of buildings. The aim is to develop models, based on in-situ monitored data that can be used in … Continue reading

Favorite Two methods for U-value measurements

A new unique look at measuring suspended floor U-values Heat-flow variability of suspended timber ground floors: Implications for in-situ heat-flux measuring: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778816313135 Approximately 6.6 million UK dwellings pre-date 1919 and are predominantly of suspended timber ground floor construction, the thermal … Continue reading

Favorite Summer School 2017 “Dynamic Methods for whole Building Energy Assessment”, 3 – 7 July, Granada, Spain

After 5 very successful editions of the Summer School on “Dynamic methods for whole building energy assessment” this time the focus will be on pragmatic application of these dynamic calculation techniques. For the practical exercises the software tool LORD will be applied on benchmark data as well as routines in the R-environment.

When and where?

The venue for the Summer School is for the second time in Granada, at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Granada and takes place from Monday 3 until Friday 7 July, 2017.

Detailed information about the presented topics can be found in the announcement that can be downloaded from here. The cost for the week-long Summer School is 400 Euro.

Registration for the Summer School is closed. Next Summer School will take place in June 2018.

Objective

The main purpose of this summer school is to train a methodology for evaluation of measured data. Five enthusiastic lecturers will teach methodologies in more than 10 presentations for assessing the heat transfer characteristics of building envelopes as well as whole building using data for hands-on exercises. During the summer course, information on relevant software will be given and software tools will be used in the exercises. See also www.dynastee.info. In  the document Software techniques applied to thermal performance characteristics some further information about methods and tools is given as well as on benchmark data for testing these methods.