IEA EBC

Annual Reports

The Annual Report provides an overview of progress made by the EBC Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects. It is consisting of three parts: the Chair's Statement, Project progress reports and practical background information. It also includes a summary of the latest outcomes of the Programme intended for policy and decision makers.

Annual Report 2019

"R&D themes often tend to focus on so-called new  technologies. But, when thinking about their implementation in the real world, performance comparisons are needed with conventional alternatives and they must be harmonized with other parts of buildings and their systems. Such unproven technologies cannot form the core of EBC’s research. Rather, commitment by the EBC R&D programme to improving conventional practices is the short cut to untap the potential of the buildings sector for substantially improving its energy efficiency to realise the goal of energy use reduction by 2050. In this way, EBC is helping to establish reliable design and installation practices for buildings, ready for deployment by government and industry to reduce energy use at scale."

Dr Eng Takao Sawachi
EBC Executive Committee Chair

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