Welcome to the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme

The IEA-EBC Programme is an international energy research and innovation programme in the buildings and communities field. It enables collaborative R&D projects among its 24 member countries. We provide:

  • High quality scientific reports
  • Summary information for policy makers

High Priority Research Themes

  1. Integrated planning and building design
  2. Building energy systems
  3. Building envelope
  4. Community scale methods
  5. Real building energy use
Annual Report

Annual Report

The Annual Report provides an overview of progress made by the EBC Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects.

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EBC News

EBC News

The latest news about EBC can be found in the twice-yearly newsletter EBC News.

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The June 2018 edition features articles on:

  • Sweden Builds-Up Investment in Energy Research
  • Towards Net Zero Energy Resilient Public Communities
  • Environmental Assessment of Buildings
  • Competition and Living Lab Platform
  • The Benefits of District-Level Renovation
  • New EBC International Projects

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EBC Secretariat (ESSU)

Mr. Malcolm Orme
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Latest News

SSB 2018
The 10th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings will be held in Liège, Belgium, between 10th - 12th December 2018.

AIVC Annual Conference
The 39th AIVC Annual Conference will be held in Juan-les-Pins, France, between 18th - 19th September 2018.

QUEST2017 - Smart Energy Communities on the Hill
The November 2017 EBC Meeting was held in conjunction with the QUEST2017 conference, which took place from 6th - 8th November 2017, in Ottawa, Canada.

IVIS 2017 - 13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium
The 13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS 2017) was held in Paris, France, from 20th - 21st September 2017.

IEA-EBC: Pre-Recorded Webinars

Renovating Buildings with Cost-Effective Reductions in Energy and Carbon Emissions - Findings from IEA EBC Annex 56, held on 8th November 2016. Watch the webinar and download the slides.

Learn about IEA EBC's ambitious R&D and outreach to achieve near-zero energy use  - Watch the recorded presentations and download the slides from a webinar held on 18th February 2014.

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