02-07-2020 | EU

On June 26th, the Executive Committee of the IEA Energy in Buildings Technology Collaboration Platform (www.iea-ebc.org) approved the proposed collaboration project “Energy Efficient Smart IAQ Management for residential buildings" as IEA EBC annex 86. This annex will propose an integrated rating method for the performance assessment and optimization of energy efficient strategies of managing the indoor air quality (IAQ) in new and existing residential buildings.

In the annex, experts from different fields including mechanical engineering, building science, chemistry, data science and environmental health will work together with other stakeholders towards consensus on the basic assumptions that underlie such a performance assessment and practical guidelines and tools to bring the results to practice.

The goal is to accelerate the development of better and more energy efficient IAQ management strategies to address rapidly changing expectations of the home environment due to challenges such as peak oil, climate change or pandemics.

It is the intention to have the AIVC as a dissemination and communication partner to this new EBC annex.

For more information, please contact the Operating Agent, prof. Jelle Laverge (jelle.laverge@ugent.be)