After 7 very successful editions of the Summer School on “Dynamic methods for whole building energy assessment” the organisers have decided to offer, in collaboration with the University of Granada, a two-weeks post-doctoral course that focuses more on pragmatic application of dynamic calculation techniques, meaning that the analysis of building energy data is of high importance and can give potentially high value information to utility and end-user. The focus will be on increased complexity, presenting different approaches and application to benchmark data. Read the full text of the Announcement, the Introduction to the summer school as well as more information about the lectures.
The cost for the two-weeks Summer School is 475 Euro. In case that the participant decides to follow the course for one week, either Level 1 or Level 2, the cost is 290 Euro. Participants should do a pre-registration by sending a notification to Marta Ruiz, e-mail: email@example.com
Deadline for submission is July 15th 2019
Upon pre-registration further information will be sent about accommodation and participation fee payment procedure.
The thirteenth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is now available for download.
- Announcement of the Summer School 2019
- Time Series Analysis – with a focus on modelling and forecasting in energy systems
- The Building as the Cornerstone of our Future Energy Infrastructure – The importance of dynamic and real data for reliable assessment
- Thermporal: A Temporal Thermography System for Residential Energy Auditing
- 12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics
- About DYNASTEE
The twelfth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is now available for download.
- Using UAV-based RGB and thermography images to generate simulation input about envelope geometry and U-values
- Estimating occupancy heat gains from CO2 measurements
- Pulse Regulation: The Journey Towards Introducing a New Testing Method
- Data-Driven Retrofit
- About DYNASTEE
IEA EBC Annex 74 “Competition & Living Lab Platform” is organizing its 1st Open Thematic Workshop: “Solar Decathlon Building Simulation and Monitoring – Status and Perspectives”. It will be held on Friday November 16th 2018 in the Conference Tent of the SDME Solar Haii, Dubai.
The workshop will start with a reflection on methods applied for building simulation and monitoring in the past and current Solar Decathlons. The lectures and discussions aim to identify evolutions for future editions.
Registration is free and open until November 10th, 2018.
Further information (agenda, registration, etc.) is available here.
The eleventh issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is now available for download.
- Outcome of the Summer School 2018
- Announcement of a whole model empirical validation dataset on a full-scale building including building service equipment and synthetic users
- A matched pair of test houses with synthetic occupants to investigate summertime overheating in dwellings
- Smart Meter Laboratory in Joule House
Outcome of the 7th Summer School on “Dynamic methods for whole building energy assessment” organised by the INIVE-DYNASTEE and PSA-CIEMAT in collaboration with CIESOL (Joint Centre University of Almeria-CIEMAT dedicated to research in Solar Energy and its applications), in Almería, Spain. The focus has been more on pragmatic application of developed dynamic calculation techniques to support the analysis of building energy data that is of high importance and can give potentially high value information to utilities and end-users. The focus this time has been on increased complexity and variability, and several approaches have been applied to benchmark data.
A follow-up Summer School has been discussed which may take place in Summer 2019 again in Spain. Follow our organisational progress at the DYNASTEE web-site
With over 80 participants, the workshop on Building energy performance assessment and quality assurance based on in-situ measurements that took place on Wednesday 11 April 2018 has become a great success. The aim of the workshop was to bring closer together on this topic, research from IEA-EBC Annex 71 and standard writers from CEN TC89-WG13. People from industry, research and academic participated to lively discussions during both sessions on the topic of in-situ measurements and assurance of quality. All six presentations can be downloaded from the agenda below.
Welcome to the workshop – Luk Vandaele (DYNASTEE)
Annex 71: Status of the project IEA project Annex 71 after the expert meeting – Staf Roels (KULeuven, Operating Agent Annex 71)
Session 1 – Assessment and assurance of energy consumption in the building sector
- Standards dealing with quality aspects for in-situ measurement of the energy performance – Richard Fitton (Salford University and CEN TC 89 WG 13)
- Panel discussion with Ross Holleron (Knauf Insulation) and Guillaume Pandraud (Isover Saint-Gobain) moderated by Hans Bloem (DYNASTEE, JRC)
- Questions and views from the audience
Session 2 – On site measurements in the context of the regulatory assessment of the energy performance of new buildings
- What are challenges and opportunities when using measured consumption (and indoor climate data) for compliance checks in EPBD context? – Peter Wouters (BBRI, INIVE)
- Energy performance assessment of buildings using measurements: experience from smart meter data analysis – Eline Himpe (Ghent University)
- Role play on enforcement aspects in case of non-compliance – Peter Wouters
- Questions and views from the audience
Closing session– conclusions by Staf Roels and Liesje Van Gelder (BCCA)
The tenth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is now available for download.
- Announcement of the Summer School 2018
- IEA-EBC Annex 58: Guidelines for data analysis from dynamic experimental campaigns; physical aspects
- IEA-EBC Annex 58: Statistical guidelines for building energy data
- Estimation of thermophysical properties from insitu measurements in all seasons: quantifying and reducing errors using dynamic greybox methods
- About DYNASTEE
The market uptake of BIM (Building Information Modelling) is rapidly growing in nearly all European countries and one can assume that this trend will continue and even accelerate in the coming years. In practice, there was until recently in most … Continue reading
In order to reduce the energy use of buildings, policy makers impose stringent requirements with regard to energy performance of new buildings and renovated buildings, and the use of renewable resources. Most compliance checks and labelling of the energy performances of buildings are done in the design phase by calculating the theoretical energy use. But, despite regulation and policy enforcements, monitoring of actual energy performances reveals in many cases a significant gap with theoretically designed targets. The currently observed performance gap, in combination with the increasing integration of innovative systems such as intelligent elements, low energy technologies, active solar systems, … accentuate the need to develop reliable methods and procedures that can be applied on site to assess the actual performance of buildings.
This request for onsite quality assessment is also clearly visible in several initiatives taken in different countries. Current assessment methods, however, often focus only on limited aspects, such as the building air tightness, or the quality of ventilation systems,… while overall methods based on in-situ measured data remain sparse. A better prediction, characterization and quality assurance of the actual building energy performance is essential to realise the world wide intended energy reduction in building communities and systems. Quantifying the actual performance of buildings can only be effectively realised by optimized in-situ measurements combined with dynamic data analysis techniques.
The IEA EBC Annex 71-project on ‘Building Energy Performance Assessment Based on In-Situ Measurements’ aims to make the step towards monitoring in-use buildings to obtain reliable quality checks of daily building construction practice to guarantee that designed performances are obtained on site.
This workshop will focus on the development of methods for the assessment and assurance of energy consumption in the building sector and potential applications in the context of the regulatory assessment of the energy performance of new buildings.
The workshop is organised by the DYNASTEE platform (www.dynastee.info), facilitated by INIVE (www.inive.org), following the IEA Annex 71 4th international expert meeting in Brussels.
The seminar is open to all professionals interested in quality assurance of the actual building energy performance.
Further information on the venue, programme, registration etc. is available here.