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 June 2015 edition features articles on:                                                                           

– Portugal profits from energy labelling
– Demand and supply in future systems 
– Energy strategies in communities
– Low exergy communities
– Aerogel render for renovation
– Behaviour in buildings

 PDF (3.9 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 (7.4 Mb)