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.

When and where?

The venue for the Summer School is for the second time at the University of Granada (ETS Arquitectura) and takes place from Monday 3 until Friday 7 July, 2017.

Participants can do a pre-registration by sending a notification by email to Carmen Montesinos at:
cmontesinos.serviciosexternos@psa.es

Brief introduction

Five well experienced lecturers will give theoretical background information on physical aspects of heat transfer in the built environment. Topics that will be presented encompass data collection and treatment, impact of sensor accuracy and requirements for input. Several analysis methods are presented as well as the choice for the most appropriate model. By means of cross-correlation and residual analysis the decision making process will be discussed. In addition building performance simulation will be presented and attention will be given to the energy policy context. Data that will be made available for exercises range from simulated data to real data carried out from experimental work for the energy performance assessment of buildings for renovation.

Details about the week-long programme can be found here by the end of March. 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.

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 “Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” is out

“Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the Dynastee network, the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the international platform on ventilative cooling (venticool) & IEA EBC annex 62-ventilative cooling, the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent Europe), the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) and the QUALICHeCK project.

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Favorite DYNASTEE newsletter issue 2016/7 now available

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

  • A Network of Excellence
  • IEA EBC Annex 71 – Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements
  • New facilities for the BERG at Loughborough University, UK
  • Test facilities for façade and roof testing in La Rochelle, France
  • Design of a new full-scale facility for building envelope test: FACT (FACade Tool)
  • In-use office building energy characterization through basic monitoring and modelling
  • Call for Papers – Special issue on “Metrology for building energy performance assessment”
  • Outcome of the Summer School 2016 in Granada, Spain
  • A bit of DYNASTEE history

Favorite Outcome of the Summer School 2016 in Granada, Spain

Another successful Summer School on Dynamic Calculation Methods for Building Energy Assessment has taken place from 19-24 June, 2016 in lovely and inviting Granada, Spain.

A record number of 34 participants from all over the world gathered at the Civil Engineering School, University of Granada, nearby the famous Alhambra, to get trained in methodologies for assessment of building energy performance. Participants came from Japan, China, South-Korea, Mexico, Canada, Lebanon and from 14 European countries. Most of them were PhD or post-doc students and many are involved in IEA-EBC projects.

The event was opened by Professor Montserrat Zamorano Toro, director of the Civil Engineering School of the University of Granada. Many thanks go to her Department as well as to Professor Diego Pablo Ruiz Padillo of the Applied Physics School. The introductory presentation was made by Paul Baker, invited speaker and expert on in-situ measurements and analysis. He showed the importance and practical side of carrying out experimental work on site to collect proper data for analysis…more

 

Favorite New IEA- EBC Annex 71 “Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements”

The outcome of the Workshop “Building energy performance assessment based on optimised in-situ measurements”, held on April 18-19, 2016 in Brussels, resulted in a proposal submitted to the IEA-EBC ExCo meeting on 9-10 June in Oslo.

The new project has been approved as IEA- EBC Annex 71 “Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements” and will start the preparation phase of one year. Therefore a kick-off meeting will be organised in Autumn this year, as first expert meeting  and contact for partner organisations. Details about the project can be found in the presentations of the workshop, below.

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