The IEA (International Energy Agency) Energy in Buildings and Community (EBC) Programme carries out research and development (R&D) activities towards near-zero energy and carbon emissions in the built environment. These joint international research projects are directed at energy saving technologies and activities that support technology application in practice. Results are also used in the formulation of international and national energy conservation policies and standards.
The EBC R&D Programme is mainly undertaken through a series of research projects, so-called 'Annexes'. Typically each Annex has a life span of 3 to 4 years, although an extension is possible if a continuing need for the activity is identified.
There are many operational Annexes, of which AIVC is one - Annex 5 - with the primary objective to provide reliable reference information on R&D in the fields of air infiltration and ventilation, key aspects to achieve healthy and comfortable nearly-zero energy buildings.
For further information on the IEA EBC Programme please visit: www.iea-ebc.org