A24 Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems Programme

The IEA sponsors research and development in a number of areas related to energy. The mission of one of those areas, the Energy Conservation for Building and Community Systems Programme (ECBCS), is to facilitate and accelerate the introduction of energy conservation and environmentally sustainable technologies into healthy buildings and community systems through innovation and research in decision-making, building assemblies and systems, and commercialization. The objectives of collaborative work within the ECBCS research and development programme are directly derived from the ongoing energy and environmental challenges facing IEA countries in the area of construction, the energy market and research. ECBCS addresses major challenges and takes advantage of opportunities in the following areas:

• exploitation of innovation and information technology;

• impact of energy measures on indoor health and usability; and

• integration of building energy measures and tools into changes in lifestyles, work environment alternatives and business environments.

A2.4.1 The executive committee

Overall control of the programme is maintained by an executive committee, which not only monitors existing projects, but also identifies new areas where collaborative effort may be beneficial. To date, the following projects have been initiated by the executive committee on Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems.

Completed annexes:

1 Load Energy Determination of Buildings

2 Ekistics and Advanced Community Energy Systems

3 Energy Conservation in Residential Buildings

4 Glasgow Commercial Building Monitoring

5 Energy Systems and Design of Communities

6 Local Government Energy Planning

7 Inhabitants Behaviour with Regard to Ventilation

8 Minimum Ventilation Rates

9 Building HVAC System Simulation

10 Energy Auditing

11 Windows and Fenestration

12 Energy Management in Hospitals

13 Condensation and Energy

14 Energy Efficiency in Schools

15 BEMS 1- User Interfaces and System Integration

16 BEMS 2- Evaluation and Emulation Techniques

17 Demand Controlled Ventilation Systems

18 Low Slope Roof Systems

19 Air Flow Patterns within Buildings

20 Thermal Modelling

21 Energy Efficient Communities

22 Multi Zone Air Flow Modelling (COMIS)

23 Heat, Air and Moisture Transfer in Envelopes

24 Real time HEVAC Simulation

25 Energy Efficient Ventilation of Large Enclosures

26 Evaluation and Demonstration of Domestic Ventilation Systems

27 Low Energy Cooling Systems

28 Daylight in Buildings

29 Bringing Simulation to Application

30 Energy-Related Environmental Impact of Buildings

31 Integral Building Envelope Performance Assessment

32 Advanced Local Energy Planning

33 Computer-Aided Evaluation of HVAC System Performance

34 Design of Energy Efficient Hybrid Ventilation (HYBVENT)

35 Retrofitting of Educational Buildings

36 Low Exergy Systems for Heating and Cooling of Buildings (LowEx)

37 Solar Sustainable Housing

38 High Performance Insulation Systems

39 Commissioning of Building HVAC Systems for Improved Energy Performance Ongoing Annexes:

40 Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre

41 Whole Building Heat, Air and Moisture Response (MOIST-ENG)

42 The Simulation of Building-Integrated Fuel Cell and Other Cogeneration Systems (COGEN-SIM)

43 Testing and Validation of Building Energy Simulation Tools

44 Integrating Environmentally Responsive Elements in Buildings

45 Energy-Efficient Future Electric Lighting for Buildings

46 Holistic Assessment Tool-kit on Energy Efficient Retrofit Measures for Government Buildings (EnERGo)

47 Cost Effective Commissioning of Existing and Low Energy Buildings

48 Heat Pumping and Reversible Air Conditioning

49 Low Exergy Systems for High Performance Built Environments and Communities

50 Prefabricated Systems for Low Energy / High Comfort Building Renewal

For more information about the ECBCS Programme, please visit the web site: www.ecbcs.org

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