SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 1 – 5 September 2014, Leuven, Belgium

[Update 2014.07.01] For the 3rd consecutive year, DYNASTEE is organising with collaboration of universities, national research organisations and industry, a Summer School on the topic of Dynamic Calculation Methods for Building Energy Assessment.

Today, more and more data related to building and building components originate from outdoor testing under time-varying and dynamic conditions, or from real life use of buildings. The main purpose of this summer school is to train the students in a methodology for evaluation of measured data. PhD students might be interested to know that 2.5 ECTS are awarded for attendance at this Summer School and a further 2.5 ECTS for additional work on a proposed exercise or centred on the students’ own projects.

Download the Summer School 2014 Flyer from here and find further information, like the cost for participating, contents of the lectures, instructions how to register.
Note that the deadline for submission is 15th July 2014.

Seminar Proceedings: Real building energy performance assessment

Gent, Belgium – Wednesday 16 April 2014

This seminar gave an overview of the current knowledge in the field of energy performance assessment. It aimed also at looking into the future of new applications and answers how to close the gap between calculated and real performance. The seminar was organised by the DYNASTEE platform which is facilitated by INIVE, in the framework of the IEA Annex 58 6th international expert meeting in Gent. The practical organisation was in the hands of University Ghent and BBRI, under the auspices of the Technical Committee Hygrothermics.

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Webinar Presentations: How to determine the real performances of buildings?

Building characterisation by co-heating

A common method to evaluate the thermal performance of a building in situ is the co-heating test. This webinar tries to crystallise the current knowledge on the co-heating test, as applied for assessing the thermal characteristics of the building envelope.

The webinar was organised in the framework of the IEA Annex 58 ‘Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements’ through the DYNASTEE platform ( which is facilitated by INIVE (


Proceedings of the High Energy Performance Buildings Workshop, that took place 24-26 June 2013, Brussels

[Update 6 December 2013] During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), INIVE-DYNASTEE, EC-JRC-IET and ENEA organized a series of 4 half-day workshops on the theme “High Performance Buildings – Design and Evaluation Methodologies”. A summary report of the outcome of that highly successful event can be downloaded from downloaded from here. All papers and presentation of the successful High Energy Performance Buildings event are now available for download. Follow this link to the EC – JRC website to find them directly for download.

New Competition

OPEN COMPETITION for the Energy Design of High Performance Buildings

Target group: under-graduate, postdoc, PhD students and researchers level
The objective is to assess for a simplified high performance building (a cube), in a chosen climate and associated building energy regulations, the minimum primary energy consumption and GHG emissions for local boundary conditions by optimising thermal characteristics of the building envelop and the choice of building energy systems. The design freedom is in the building construction composition, the specific thermal parameters, the available energy resources and building system technologies. The full text of the competition can be downloaded from here.

Building nearly zero-carbon housing: for real!

Malcolm Bell, Centre for the Built Environment, Leeds Sustainability Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University. During the last 10 years evidence has begun to emerge of significant energy underperformance of new and renovated dwellings relative to that predicted at the design stage. … Continue reading

IEA EBC Annex 58


During 2011 the network organised two workshops that resulted in the successful submission of the IEA EBC Annex 58 proposal on the topic of “Reliable Building Energy Performance Characterisation Based on Full Scale Dynamic Measurements”. Major aim of the Annex … Continue reading