Annex 83 News

Newsletter [May 2021]

Paper submissions for SEB21 Conference
The deadline for papers submission for the PED session of the SEB21 conference has been extended to the 16th of June! This will give us the chance to increase the Annex participation to the conference. However, do not wait until the last day and try to submit your paper according to the original schedule by the 4th of June.

Webinar on LowCarbon, Positive Energy Resilient Communities
There will be a webinar that will be held on October 12, 2021, 11:00 am 2:30 pm EST. This Webinar is related to the project: CAE Roadmap to Resilient Ultra-Low Energy Built Environment with Deep Integration of Renewables in 2050. More information at

Newsletter [April 2021]

Annex 83 new publication
“A techno-economic analysis of an optimal self-sufficient district” Ari Laitinen, Oscar Lindholm, Ala Hasan, Francesco Reda, Åsa Hedman.
Energy Conversion and Management. Volume 236, 15 May 2021, 114041.
Open access publication

Note: if you make a publication related to your contribution in Annex 83, please indicate the Annex in the Acknowledgment so that it can shown in the Annex publications news and on the webpage

Note: If you have a new publication and want it to be listed on Annex 83 website (, please send it by email to Anna Kozlowska (

Twitter @Annex83_IEA
rom now on Annex 83 has Twitter account @Annex83_IEA which we strongly suggest to follow. 

2nd Working Meeting [April 2021]

THE EBC Annex 83 held its second Working Meeting on 21st and 22nd of April 2021. Around 100 participants from 23 countries took part in several sessions held online. The subtask leaders shared the current status of their groups work and presented the next planned steps.

Since last Working Meeting, Subtask A worked on first version of ST-A data collection table. Subtask B organised two workshops, developed a first version of the PED cases technology review and created a repository for open-source database for PEDs. Subtask C presented the current status of the creation of the repository and informed about upcoming workshop on PED KPIs which will be held on 19-22 of October. Subtask D shared an update on demo case template creation and ongoing collection of PED guidelines. Additionally, all subtasks are working on publications. 

The next Working Meeting is planned for 23-24 of September 2021.

Newsletter [March 2021]

Next Working Meeting
The Working Meeting of the Annex will be on 21–22 April 2021. Please find the tentative agenda of the meeting from the following Teams link.

Annex 83 PhD students network
In order to create connection between PhD students who are participating in the Annex for collaboration in their research and publications, a survey has been initiated. PhD students are kindly asked to fill out their data from this Teams link indicating their name, email address, affiliation, country, tentative thesis title or main research filed, brief description about the PhD research, and in which subtask they are participating. Please note that there will be a special session (PhD Talk) on the 2nd day of the next Annex Working Meeting (22 April 2021), where some students can present the progress of their PhD research and can discuss with other students.

Session in the International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings
Annex 83 is arranging a special session (IS13: Positive Energy Districts) in the International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings SEB-21, 15-17 September 2021 Two papers from each subtask of the Annex are planned in this session. Deadline for submission is 4th June. 

Annex 83 publications
The first publication of the Annex has been published in Buildings Journal.
Title “IEA EBC Annex83 Positive Energy Districts”. Authors: Åsa Hedman, Hassam Ur Rehman, Andrea Gabaldón, Adriano Bisello, Vicky Albert-Seifried, Xingxing Zhang, Francesco Guarino, Steinar Grynning, Ursula Eicker, Hans-Martin Neumann, Pekka Tuominen and Francesco Reda. Buildings 2021, 11(3), 130.