The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 67: Energy Flexible Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.
The objectives of the project are to:
- develop a common terminology, a definition of ‘Energy Flexibility in buildings’ and a classification method;
- investigate user comfort, motivation and acceptance associated with the introduction of Energy Flexibility measures in buildings;
- investigate the Energy Flexibility potential in different buildings and contexts, and development of design examples, control strategies and algorithms;
- investigate the aggregated Energy Flexibility of clusters of buildings and the potential effect on energy grids; and
- demonstrate Energy Flexibility in buildings through experimental and field studies.
The results of the Annex will be documented example cases, definition of Energy Flexibility in buildings, a methodology for characterisation of Energy Flexibility, control strategies and algorithms for optimising Energy Flexibility, user perspectives and test procedures. The resulting knowledge is also important when developing business cases that will benefit from the utilisation of building Energy Flexibility in the future energy systems. Recommendations for future work on building Energy Flexibility labelling will be given.
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