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.

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.

The paper is available at the first of every month at: http://news.inive.org/

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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