Resilient Cooling of Buildings - Case Studies and Policy Recommendation

20. October 2022

In this webinar EBC Annex 80 experts will present the key findings on resilient cooling policy actions, inlcuding examples from international standards and legislative as well as policy opportunities. Further you will receive an overview of the carried out field studies on resilient cooling and learn from two case studies from India and Belgium.


This series of  webinars is organized by INIVE EEIG with the support of the IEA EBC Annex 80 Resilient Cooling of Buildings and the venticool platform , and in cooperation with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre.

Content Description

Well-insulated and air-tight buildings are known to be vulnerable to overheating. An increase in the severity and duration of heatwaves is expected, resulting in more severe overheating risks, affecting on their turn the health and mortality of building users. To achieve more future-proof buildings, it is crucial to design buildings that are “resilient” to overheating in future climate conditions.

About IEA EBC Annex 80 - Resilient Cooling of Buildings

Annex 80 Resilient Cooling of Buildings is an international research project of the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) programme. It is the motivation of Annex 80 to develop, assess and communicate solutions of resilient cooling and overheating protection. Resilient Cooling is used to denote low energy and low carbon cooling solutions that strengthen the ability of individuals and our community as a whole to withstand, and also prevent, thermal and other impacts of changes in global and local climates. It encompasses the assessment and Research & Development of both active and passive cooling technologies.

The Annex 80’s main objective is to support a rapid transition to an environment where resilient low energy and low carbon cooling systems are the mainstream and preferred solutions for cooling and overheating issues in buildings.

About venticool

The platform for resilient ventilative cooling, venticool supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of resilient ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations. The platform philosophy is to pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximise the impact of existing and new initiatives.

venticool has been initiated by the International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE EEIG) with the financial and/or technical support of the following partners: Agoria-NAVENTA, Reyaners Aluminum, Velux and WindowMaster.


  • 16:00 Introduction to Annex 80, AIVC & venticool
    Peter Holzer, Operating Agent EBC Annex 80, Institute of Building Research & Innovation, AT
  • 16:05 Key Findings from Annex 80 Policy Actions
    Ronnen Levinson, LBNL, US
  • 16:20 Overview of Annex 80 Field Studies
    Dahai Qi, Université de Sherbrooke, CA
  • 16:30 Natural Ventilation in Two Indian Case Studies
    Pierre Jaboyedoff, Effin’Art, CH               
  • 16:45 Summer comfort in Belgian dwellings without active cooling: a case study
    Margot De Pauw, Thomas More, BE
  • 17:00 Questions and answers
  • 17:15 End of the webinar


Target Audience

Policy makers, architects, building physicists, HVAC-planners, general interested public

Participant Information

Contact Address

Institute of Building Research & Innovation ZT GmbH
Philipp Stern
Wipplingerstraße 23/3
Tel.: +4315811319811