IEA-EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 73: Towards Net Zero Energy Public Communities” in 2016. The project will run until 2021.
The main objectives of the project are:
- to establish energy goals and a database of energy utilisation indices for representative buildings and building communities;
- to develop a catalogue of building models, including mixed-use buildings, applicable to national public and private communities and military garrisons;
- to collect and analyse best practices of energy master planning with the goal of establishing a step-by-step energy master planning process to be executed using the computerised tool;
- to collect information on the architecture of advanced central energy systems, analysing their applicability to different building communities’ needs and constraints, and evaluating these scenarios from the technical, economic, financial, and business perspective;
- dissemination and training in participating countries designed for decision makers, planners, building owners, architects, engineers, and energy managers of public-owned and operated communities.
The planned deliverables from this project are:
- a guide for near zero energy planning in building communities;
- an enhanced net zero planning tool;
- a book of case studies with examples of energy masterplans and near zero energy communities; and
- a report summarising the results of several realised pilot case study projects.
For more information, please visit the project’s website at the link provided below.