Buildings and Communities (EBC) Group
Programme. The IEA-EBC initiative is an
international energy research and innovation program in the buildings and communities field. It enables collaborative R&D
projects among its 24 member countries.
The Annex 73 project’s focus is on energy
master planning for resilient public communities. The two-day meeting was
attended by 29 experts from Denmark,
Germany, Finland, Norway, the U.K. and
U.S. It included presentations made by
team members and invited guests integrated into the relevant project subtasks
discussion and presentation of progress
deliverables. The project will produce a
“Guide for NZE Planning in Public and Military Building Communities,” an Enhanced
Net Zero Planner Tool and a book of case
studies of energy master plans.
As the official host of CampusEnergy2019, Enwave’s John Peri offered an upbeat assessment
of the current market for distributed generation and renewable energy solutions for cities,
campuses and communities.
Josh Keniston, Dartmouth College, talked
about the challenges of retrofitting 120
buildings as the campus distribution system
undergoes a conversion from steam to hot
water. Seated to his left is Joan Kowal, Emory
Informal gatherings of the District Energy Women’s Initiative have become a regular feature of
IDEA conferences since the group’s inception at last year’s campus energy conference.
Members of the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities Group engaged in discussion with Laxmi
Rao, IDEA (far right).
The winning team from the University of Toronto accepted the top award in this year’s Campus