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 2017/8 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 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 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

 

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

Summer School 2015 in Denmark

For the 4th time DYNASTEE organised together with CIEMAT (Spain), ESRU (UK-Scotland), DTU (Denmark) and DYNASTEE under auspices of INIVE the Summer School on Dynamic Calculation Methods for Building Energy Assessment. Participants (25) from 11 countries joined the group to … Continue reading