Webinar 6 February 2014: How to determine the real performances of buildings?

Building characterisation by co-heating

A common method to evaluate the thermal performance of a building in situ is the co-heating test. This webinar tries to crystallise the current knowledge on the co-heating test, as applied for assessing the thermal characteristics of the building envelope.

The webinar was organised in the framework of the IEA Annex 58 ‘Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements’ through the DYNASTEE platform (www.dynastee.info) which is facilitated by INIVE (www.inive.org).

DYNASTEE Webinar 20140206 Brochure

Proceedings of the High Energy Performance Buildings Workshop, that took place 24-26 June 2013, Brussels

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), INIVE-DYNASTEE, EC-JRC-IET and ENEA organized a series of 4 half-day workshops on the theme “High Performance Buildings – Design and Evaluation Methodologies”. A summary report of the outcome of that highly successful event can be downloaded from downloaded from here. All papers and presentation of the successful High Energy Performance Buildings event are now available for download. Follow this link to the EC – JRC website to find them directly for download.

New Competition

OPEN COMPETITION for the Energy Design of High Performance Buildings

Target group: under-graduate, postdoc, PhD students and researchers level
The objective is to assess for a simplified high performance building (a cube), in a chosen climate and associated building energy regulations, the minimum primary energy consumption and GHG emissions for local boundary conditions by optimising thermal characteristics of the building envelop and the choice of building energy systems. The design freedom is in the building construction composition, the specific thermal parameters, the available energy resources and building system technologies. The full text of the competition can be downloaded from here.

Summer School 2013 in Almeria, Spain

Dynamic Calculation Methods for Building Energy Performance Assessment. The Summer School 2013 took place in Almeria (Spain) at the University of Almeria. The week-long Summer School was devoted to daily lectures by 5 lecturers on building physics and theory of … Continue reading

Summer School now fully booked

The Summer School that will take place in Copenhagen 18-22 June, has registered 30 participants and reached the maximum number of participants. This is considered as a first successful step. In a couple of weeks the information and preparation documents package will be mailed to all participants.

Summer School on Data Analysis 2012

A Summer School on “Dynamic calculation methods for building energy assessment” will be organized 18-22 June 2012 in Denmark at DTU in Lyngby (near Copenhagen). The information flyer with the full programme can be downloaded from here (361 kB). Programme … Continue reading

Building Testing Workshop 2011

The DYNASTEE international workshop on Whole Building Testing, Evaluation and Modelling for Energy Assessment took place on 18-19 May 2011, jointly organized by the EC – Joint Research Centre, INIVE EEIG and the INTERREG IV project, hosted at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Lyngby, Denmark. You may download the programme from here.

Full Scale Test Facilities Conference 2011

The international workshop on full scale test facilities for evaluation of energy and hygrothermal performances took place in Brussels on 30-31 March 2011. You may download the programme from here.