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 ( which is facilitated by INIVE (


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

Building nearly zero-carbon housing: for real!

Malcolm Bell, Centre for the Built Environment, Leeds Sustainability Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University. During the last 10 years evidence has begun to emerge of significant energy underperformance of new and renovated dwellings relative to that predicted at the design stage. … Continue reading

IEA EBC Annex 58

During 2011 the network organised two workshops that resulted in the successful submission of the IEA EBC Annex 58 proposal on the topic of “Reliable Building Energy Performance Characterisation Based on Full Scale Dynamic Measurements”. Major aim of the Annex … Continue reading