IEA EBC Webinar: Innovation and Energy Policy for Buildings - International Collaboration to Accelerate Change

June 7, 2022, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM UTC / GMT

IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) research projects are helping to substantially reduce energy demands in buildings and fully exploit renewable energy sources. With a focus on Germany, this webinar will explore energy policy for buildings and how national and international innovation activities are contributing to this. Alongside this, please join us to learn about recent outcomes from EBC research activities that have improved the scientific basis for building competitions and living labs, have advanced approaches to occupant-centric building design and operation, and have created better ways to assess the life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings. This is being arranged for the benefit of the global scientific and engineering research community, as well as for policy and decision makers in industry and governments.

11:00 - 11:05 | Welcome 
by Dr Takao Sawachi (EBC Executive Committee Chair and Member for Japan) (slides)
11:05 - 11:30 | The German Energy Policy in Change: Renewables, Fossil Fuels, Energy Efficiency and the Innovation Pipeline (slides, recordings)
by Dr Dirk Bessau (Project Management Juelich, Germany)
11:30 - 11:35 | Q&A (recordings)
11:35 - 11:40 | Introduction 
by Katja Rieß (EBC Executive Committee Member for Germany)
11:40 - 12:15 | Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission Buildings - Synopsis and Assessment of Current Concepts and Recommendations (Annex 72) (slides, recordings)
by Rolf Frischknecht (Operating Agent, Switzerland) 
and Prof Thomas Lützkendorf (Annex participant, Germany)
12:15 - 12:50 | Building Competitions as an Incentive for Research, Education and Communication (EBC Annex 74) 
by Prof Karsten Voss (Co-Operating Agent, Germany) (slides, recordings)
and Prof Sergio Vega (Co-Operating Agent, Spain) (slides, recordings)
12:50 - 12:55 | Q&A (recordings)
12:55 - 13:05 | Break
13:05 - 13:10 | Introduction 
by Katja Rieß
13:10 - 13:45 | Occupant-centric Design and Operation in a Post-pandemic World (EBC Annex 79) (slides, recordings)
by Prof Liam O'Brien (Co-Operating Agent, Canada) 
and Prof Andreas Wagner (Co-Operating Agent, Germany)
13:45 - 13:55 | Q&A (recordings)
13:55 | Closing Remarks
by Dr Takao Sawachi
14:00 | End of webinar