For four years, international experts from all over the world have been working together in the framework of IEA EBC Annex 58 on the topic of ‘Reliable building energy performance characterization based on full scale dynamic measurements’. This project took … Continue reading
A paper recently published (Energy and Buildings. Vol. 81, pages 337-362) reports the analysis of a room facing north in a fully monitored office building located in Madrid (Spain), carried out by CIEMAT. The starting point of this work is … Continue reading
Annex 58 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme is an international research collaboration on the topic of ‘Reliable building energy performance characterization based on full scale dynamic measurements’. The goal of the Annex is to … Continue reading
The EPBD defines the ‘energy performance of a building’ being the calculated or measured amount of energy needed to meet the energy demand associated with a typical use of the building, which includes, inter alia, energy used for heating, cooling, … Continue reading
This Annex 58 subtask 4.1 involved empirical validation studies on full-scale buildings, aimed at determining the reliability of detailed building energy simulation programs to predict the energy and environmental performance. It involved a high proportion of the Annex 58 participants. … Continue reading
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
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.
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.
Twenty-five people have participated to the Summer School 2014 at KU Leuven, Heverlee in Belgium. Most of the participants were PhD students with building physics and engineering background. Six lecturers addressed in 14 presentations, different topics on building physics, mathematics … Continue reading
The fourth issue of the new DYNASTEE Newsletter is now available.