IEA Annex 70 enters operation phase
The IEA (International Energy Agency) Energy in Building and Communities Programme has approved ‘Annex 70 – Building Energy Epidemiology’ to begin its operational phase.
This Annex (or research project) is being led by Dr Ian Hamilton of the EUED Centre for Energy Epidemiology at University College London. The project is comprised of three subtasks on Engagement, Data and Models.
IEA Annex 70 was approved to enter into the development phase by the Executive Committee on 12 November 2015.
The Annex team is made up of researchers, industry and government colleagues from around the world who seek to develop methods for improving empirical evidence on energy demand in buildings.
The project will work to identify, review, evaluate and producing state of the art techniques for studying and modelling building stocks. These include:
- data collection on energy use, building and occupant characteristics, and building morphology
- analysis of smart meter data, building systems and user behaviour
- and modelling of energy demand among sub-national and national building stocks.
Teams will focus on using real data and applying techniques from the emerging field of energy epidemiology. The overall aim is to support the various countries involved in achieving large reductions in CO2 emissions by providing detailed pathways as to how to meet this goal.