European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference



2 - 3 March 2017

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Call for Papers & Speakers:

Conference fee:

205 Euro, includes also the Energy Efficiency Services Conference (2 - 3 March), Young Researchers Conference: Energy Efficiency (1 March), E-Mobility and Smart Buildings Conference (3 March), Efficiency Watch Conference (3 March) and the Site Visits "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (3 March afternoon)

The fee includes an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT

Conference languages:

English, German

Organisation and conference office:

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at

Europe is seeing a sharp increase in the market uptake of highly efficient buildings: according to the EU Buildings Directive, all new buildings must be "nearly zero energy buildings" by 2020 (public buildings already by 2018). A "nearly zero energy building" (NZEB) has a very high energy performance, the very low amount of required energy is covered to a very significant extent by renewable energy.

Topics for the "Call for Papers & Speakers"

  • new construction and deep renovation of buildings/quarters/cities
  • technologies, policies, financing, best practice examples for sustainable and smart buildings
  • smart districts, smart cities
  • the role of smart buildings in decentralised, flexible energy markets
  • innovative products, services, business models and programmes for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings (new construction, deep renovation)
  • good practice examples for domestic, public, commercial buildings & social housing from around the world
  • renovation strategies
  • innovative financing solutions and financial instruments for energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings
  • integration of renewable energy into building systems (heating, cooling, electricity, storage)
  • sustainable architecture
  • implementation of the EU buildings directive (EPBD)
  • policies, programmes and standards for "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (individual buildings, neighbourhoods)
  • large-scale market roll-out of NZEBs in new construction and renovation
  • marketing of NZEBs
  • programmes to increase user acceptance, quality and trust in NZEBs
  • performance requirements (energy efficiency, renewable energy sources), also taking into account cost-optimality criteria
  • reports on the progress of Member States in NZEB policies and in implementing other aspects of the European Buildings Directive
  • programmes promoting the "exemplary role of the public sector"
  • public and private initiatives for mobilising investments in building renovation
  • reports on National Action Plans for NZEBs, regional and local strategies and programmes
  • reports about local, regional, national building and construction markets
  • sustainability, durability, affordability
  • training & skills, qualifications
  • results of EU-funded projects

 Further information on the Call

Downloads & Information

First announcement WSED 2017

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