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 26 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



EBC News

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

The November 2013 edition features articles on:                                                                           

– Efficiency at Home is More Than a Drop in the
– Improving Energy Performance in Irish Buildings
– New EBC Strategic Plan
– Future Buildings Forum 2013 - Think Tank Workshop Outcomes
– Better Simulation of Low Energy Systems - New Project:
   Annex 60
– Business and Technical Concepts for Energy Retrofits -
   New Project: Annex 61
– Ventilative Cooling - New Project: Annex 62
– EBC International Projects - Recently Approved Projects

 PDF (6.9 Mb)

Annual Report

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

PDF (2.5 Mb)