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

DYNASTEE newsletter issue 2016/6 now available

The sixth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is now available for download. This edition deals with the Network of Excellence and the conclusion of the IEA EBC Annex 58 project. Contents include:

  • A Network of Excellence
  • Summer School 2015 in Denmark
  • Summer School 2016 in Granada, Spain
  • Coming to a closure of the IEA EBC Annex 58-projects
  • Subtask 2: Desicion Tree
  • Validation of common building energy simulation models based on in-situ dynamic data
  • CEN Standardisation and Annex 58
  • Dynamic integrated method based on regression and averages, applied to estimate the thermal parameters of a room in an occupied office building in Madrid
  • About DYNASTEE

Decision Tree

Annex 58 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme is an international research collaboration on the topic of ‘Reliable building energy performance characterization based on full scale dynamic measurements’. The goal of the Annex is to … Continue reading

Standardisation and Annex 58

The EPBD defines the ‘energy performance of a building’ being the calculated or measured amount of energy needed to meet the energy demand associated with a typical use of the building, which includes, inter alia, energy used for heating, cooling, … Continue reading

Decision Tree for Testing and Analysis

In order to accurately evaluate the performance gap, it is essential that the testing methods used in research are robust and reliable. With this in mind, Subtask 2 of Annex 58 of the International Energy Agency ‘Energy in Buildings and Communities’ programme has produced a decision tree to support both researchers and industry professionals, with the overall aim of ensuring accurate testing and data handling methods are used. The Decision Tree follows a logical format, determining the context and limitations of the research before suggesting documents to support accurate testing; for example international standards and peer reviewed journals.

The full Decision Tree is presented using Xmind, which is a free mind-mapping tool that can be downloaded from www.xmind.net. Supporting the Decision Tree, there is also a Readme document which details the function and use of the Decision Tree. Both documents can be found on the DYNASTEE website by following this link.