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

 

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.

DYNASTEE Newsletter 2015/5

The fifth issue of the new DYNASTEE Newsletter is available containing news on guidelines for data analysis, the decision tree and an introduction to the inventory of full scale test facilities.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 1 – 5 September 2014, Leuven, Belgium

For the 3rd consecutive year, DYNASTEE is organising with collaboration of universities, national research organisations and industry, a Summer School on the topic of Dynamic Calculation Methods for Building Energy Assessment.

Today, more and more data related to building and building components originate from outdoor testing under time-varying and dynamic conditions, or from real life use of buildings. The main purpose of this summer school is to train the students in a methodology for evaluation of measured data. PhD students might be interested to know that 2.5 ECTS are awarded for attendance at this Summer School and a further 2.5 ECTS for additional work on a proposed exercise or centred on the students’ own projects.

Download the Summer School 2014 Flyer from here and find further information, like the cost for participating, contents of the lectures, instructions how to register.

Seminar Proceedings: Real building energy performance assessment

Gent, Belgium – Wednesday 16 April 2014

This seminar gave an overview of the current knowledge in the field of energy performance assessment. It aimed also at looking into the future of new applications and answers how to close the gap between calculated and real performance. The seminar was organised by the DYNASTEE platform which is facilitated by INIVE, in the framework of the IEA Annex 58 6th international expert meeting in Gent. The practical organisation was in the hands of University Ghent and BBRI, under the auspices of the Technical Committee Hygrothermics.

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Webinar Presentations: 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).

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Seminar: Real building energy performance assessment

Gent, Belgium – Wednesday 16 April 2014

This seminar gives an overview of the current knowledge in the field of energy performance assessment. It aims also at looking into the future of new applications and answers how to close the gap between calculated and real performance. The seminar is organised by the DYNASTEE platform which is facilitated by INIVE, in the framework of the IEA Annex 58 6th international expert meeting in Ghent. The practical organisation is in the hands of University Ghent and BBRI, under the auspices of the Technical Committee Hygrothermics.

The seminar is open to all professionals interested in the real performance characterization of buildings. For more information please download the seminar flyer from here.