Favorite Subtask 3 of the IEA EBC Annex 71

Current strategies to reduce the operating energy consumption of the built environment are underpinned by the assumption that a building in-situ exhibits the same performance characteristics as that which were defined in the theoretical design stage. The challenge of this … Continue reading

Favorite Subtask 2 of the IEA EBC Annex71

Annex 71 Subtask 2 “Building Behaviour Identification” focuses on the development of dynamic data analysis methods suitable for describing the energy dynamics of buildings. The aim is to develop models, based on in-situ monitored data that can be used in … Continue reading

Favorite Two methods for U-value measurements

A new unique look at measuring suspended floor U-values Heat-flow variability of suspended timber ground floors: Implications for in-situ heat-flux measuring: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778816313135 Approximately 6.6 million UK dwellings pre-date 1919 and are predominantly of suspended timber ground floor construction, the thermal … Continue reading

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.


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


Favorite New IEA- EBC Annex 71 “Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements”

The outcome of the Workshop “Building energy performance assessment based on optimised in-situ measurements”, held on April 18-19, 2016 in Brussels, resulted in a proposal submitted to the IEA-EBC ExCo meeting on 9-10 June in Oslo.

The new project has been approved as IEA- EBC Annex 71 “Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements” and will start the preparation phase of one year. Therefore a kick-off meeting will be organised in Autumn this year, as first expert meeting  and contact for partner organisations. Details about the project can be found in the presentations of the workshop, below.

Follow us for further information about the kick-off meeting, during the coming months.

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