TASK 47: Solar Renovation of Non-Residential Buildings

The objectives of this new Task are to develop a solid knowledge base on how to renovate non-residential buildings towards the NZEB standards (Net-Zero Energy Buildings) in a sustainable and cost efficient way.

IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency, to promote the use of all aspects of solar thermal energy. The Programme's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of experts from member countries and the European Union.

The benefits of this approach are:

  • accelerates the pace of technology development
  • promotes standardization
  • enhances national R&D programmes
  • permits national specialization
  • saves time and money

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Newest Members

The SHC Programme welcomes our newest member — European Copper Institute.
Publication Highlight

The latest issue of the IEA SHC Programme’s newsletter, Solar Update is now online. This issue has articles covering a variety of topics ranging from solar thermal activities in Canada to lighting retrofits to SHC publications to download and read.

Task Highlight
TASK 27:

The objectives of this Task are to determine the solar visual and thermal performance of materials and components, such as advanced glazing, for use in more energy efficient, comfortable, sustainable buildings.