A new IEA EBC Annex on occupant-centric design and opreation has been approved, as of June 2018. The Annex will involve about 100 experts from 20 countries for five years and focus on fundamental research issues regarding occupant comfort and behaviour, application to design and operations practice, new technology and tool development, and case studies. The project will be led by BPRC’s Liam O’Brien and Prof. Andreas Wagner of Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (Germany). BPRC’s Prof. Burak Gunay will also participate as a subtask co-leader. A website will be posted shortly.
This Annex would follow the highly successful recently-completed IEA EBC Annex 66.