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WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2003 from 6-7 March 2003 with more than 650 participants from 56 countries!

This was the World Sustainable Energy Day 2003...

From 6 to 9 March 2003, Upper Austria once again turned into the meeting point for the energy world. This year, the well established WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY did not only bring together the experts from the energy sector, it also gathered the great thinkers from other important spheres. The two-day event with the focal points green building and green electricity met with overwhelming interest: more than 650 participants from 56 different countries flocked to Wels to attend the symposium. A special highlight of the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY was the exclusive evening event "The Megatrends of Sustainable Energy" which offered a truly remarkable gathering of international key figures from the fields of sustainable energy, economy, science and philosophy. Experts and decision makers from all over the world took the opportunity gain an insight into visionary innovations and obtain a profound outlook on the future of energy supply and society as a whole. The conference was followed by the "Energiesparmesse", one of the largest exhibitions and trade fairs on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in the world attracting once again more than 200,000 visitors. The events have been organised by the O.Ö. Energiesparverband, the regional energy agency of Upper Austria. Comprehensive review of the World Sustainable Energy Day 2003 The WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2003, the major annual European conference on renewable energy and energy efficiency, was held from 6 to 7 March in Wels/Upper Austria. With a mix of keynote speeches, project presentations, question and discussion rounds, the symposium, which stood under the motto "The Megatrends of Sustainable Energy", provided an exceptional environment for delegates to gain and exchange expertise on the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

The two-day symposium started off with the conference "Tomorrow's Buildings - the Megatrends in Building and Energy Technologies". It covered the entire spectrum from energy efficient architecture and building shell over heating, cooling and ventilation technologies to planning tools. Gonzalo Molina, Head of Unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General of Energy and Transport, for example, gave an overview of "Eco-Buildings" in the 6th RTD Framework Programme. Michael Paula from the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology illuminated the topic from an Austrian viewpoint as he spoke about a successful domestic research and development programme. The speakers coming from many different countries as well as professions delivered very interesting and diverse presentations and managed to give a profound outlook on current and future building trends. Outstanding projects complemented the expert speeches.

A special highlight of this year's WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY was the evening event "The Megatrends of Sustainable Energy". This rare gathering of renowned experts from the spheres renewable energy, economy, science and philosophy offered interesting impulses to the question "What does the future of energy hold?". The recognized German philosopher Professor Peter Sloterdijk fascinated the audience with his pointed and also provocative thoughts on the culture of extravagance and its alternatives. Professor Martin Green, winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize 2002, inspired the interested listeners with his "green energy visions". A discussion round featuring the European Director of BP Solar Stuart Brannigan, Gonzalo Molina from the European Commission, the President of the Austrian Biomass Association Heinrich Kopetz, and the Energy Commissioner of Upper Austria Gerhard Dell, rounded off the successful event. A get-together at a traditional Austrian restaurant then offered the delegates, who had come to Wels from all over the world, the opportunity to discuss energy matters and exchange know-how in a relaxed atmosphere.

On Friday, 7 March, the second conference within the framework of the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY took place. The "European Green Electricity Forum" brought together experts from all over the world under one roof, the first session provided an overview of the latest developments in the key future technologies photovoltaics, biomass, small hydropower and biogas. The second part of the forum was dedicated to the most recent green electricity trends in various parts of the globe. Experts from as many different countries as the United States, China, Australia, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Thailand, Germany and Austria gave inspiring presentations. The Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Josef Pröll also visited the event and gave an outlook on green electricity in Austria.

A new interactive element was included in the conference procedure, "the voting". During the sessions the audience was asked different energy questions (estimations about the energy future).

The "World Sustainable Energy Day 2003" has not failed to continue the successful tradition of past events - this year more than 650people from 56 different countries have flocked to Upper Austria to attend the conference. The date for next year's symposium has already been fixed: the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2004 will take place from 4 to 5 March in Wels/Upper Austria. Don't forget to mark this date in your calendar!

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW 2003

WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2003

Date: 6 - 7 March 2003

Location: Stadthalle Wels, Austria

The WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2003 will continue the long tradition of successful conferences and exhibitions already held in the Upper Austrian city Wels. This leading European symposium will offer the unique opportunity to learn about the most recent trends in energy policies as well as the technological and economic field, to obtain a profound outlook on the future of energy supply and society as a whole.

Under the motto "The Megatrends of Sustainable Energy", the conference will this time take a new approach. The two-day event with the focal points green building and green electricity will not only bring together the experts of the energy sector, it will also gather the great thinkers from other important spheres. The WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERY DAY consists of three exceptional events. The opening conference will be dedicated to the topic "Tomorrow's Buildings - the Megatrends in Building and Energy Technologies". It will cover the entire spectrum from energy efficient architecture and building shell over heating, cooling and ventilation technologies to planning tools, including the aspects new buildings and renovation as well as housing, commercial and public buildings. The "European Green Electricity Forum" will provide a profound overview of green electricity trends in different parts of the globe. Another focus will be on the latest developments in key future technologies like photovoltaics, biomass and fuel cells. A special highlight of the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY will be the exclusive evening event "The Megatrends of Sustainable Energy" which will be a rare gathering of international key figures from the fields of sustainable energy, economy, science, philosophy and popular culture. The WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2003 follows in the footsteps of successful past events - in the year 2002, nearly 550 delegates from more than 60 countries flocked to Upper Austria to attend the conference.

Programme Overview: THE MEGATRENDS OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

- Conference
"Tomorrow's buildings: megatrends in building and energy technologies"
6 March 2003, 9.00-17.30
- Event
The megatrends of sustainable energy
6 March 2003, 18.00
- Conference
"European Renewable Electricity Forum"
7 March 2003, 9.00-14.00
- Poster Presentation6-7 March 2003
- Exhibition & trade fair "Energiesparmesse"6-9 March 2003

Tomorrow's Buildings: Megatrends in Building and Energy Technologies

6 MARCH 2003

Welcome

The conference gives an overview of recent building & energy technology trends and presents technological innovations and outstanding building examples.

The opening conference will be dedicated to the topic "Tomorrow's Buildings - the Megatrends in Building and Energy Technologies". It will cover the entire spectrum from energy efficient architecture and building shell over heating, cooling and ventilation technologies to planning tools. The presentation of outstanding projects will round off this highly informative event which will include the aspects new buildings and renovation as well as housing, commercial and public buildings. This event will offer the unique opportunity to obtain a profound outlook on the future of sustainable building and provide insights into forward-thinking innovations in energy technologies.

9.00 Introduction
9.10Housing in Upper Austria
Erich Haider, Regional Minister for Housing, Upper Austria
9.30


A demand side approach - placing the user at the centre of building strategies
Joseph A. Clarke, Professor, University of Strathclyde, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Glasgow, UK
9.50

"Buildings of the future" - a successful RTD programme
Michael Paula, Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria
10.10

The European "Building Directive" and its implementation in Upper Austria
Christiane Egger, Head of Unit, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
10.30

An integrated approach to building, technology and energy - reality or fiction?
Gerhard Hausladen, Professor, Technical University of Munich, Ingenieurbüro Hausladen, Germany
10.50 Discussion/Coffee break

Building technology trends
11.30The "passive house" - a success story of energy efficient buildings
Wolfgang Feist, Managing Director, Passivhaus-Institut Darmstadt, Germany
11.50 Vacuum insulation in buildings
Andreas Beck, Head of Department, Thermal Insulation and Heat Transfer, Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung, Germany
12.10 Innovative window technologies
Ingo Leuschner, Institut für Fenstertechnik Rosenheim, Germany
12.30

Zero fossil energy developments
Bill Dunster, Bill Dunster Architects, Großbritannien
12.50 Discussion/lunch

Energy technology for future buildings
14.20Innovative lighting technology in buildings
Prof. Christian Bartenbach, Founder and Managing Director, Bartenbach LichtLabor, Austria
14.40 The world-best appliances and equipment
Phil Harrington, Head of Energy Efficiency and Policy Analysis, International Energy Agency, France
15.00 Innovative wood pellets heating systems - a booming market
Herbert Ortner, Managing Director, ÖkoFEN, Austria
15.20Solar energy for heating and cooling
Kurt Leeb, Managing Director, Austria Solar Innovation Center, Austria
15.40 Discussion/coffee break

Visionary Buildings
16.20"The Berlaymont Building" of the European Commission
Architect Francisco Silverio Marques, Art & Build Architects, Belgium
16.35 An environmentally friendly office building
Dirk Prior, University Paderborn, Germany
16.50 "The ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre"
Billy Reid, Centre Manager, ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre, UK
17.05"Passive house" homes in Upper Austria
Architect Helmut Poppe/Architect Andreas Prehal, Poppe*Prehal Architects, Austria
17.20 Retrofitting a building monument
Architect Frank Augustin, Architect, Germany

17.35

Discussion/break

The Megatrends of Sustainable Energy

6 MARCH 2003, 18.00

This rare gathering of renowned experts from the spheres renewable energy, economy, science and philosophy will - with a mix of keynote speeches, interviews and panel discussions - offer interesting solutions and impulses to the exciting question "What does the future of energy hold"?

A special highlight of this year's WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY will be the exclusive evening event "The Megatrends of Sustainable Energy". Taking a new approach, this symposium will be a rare gathering of international key figures from the fields of sustainable energy, economy, science and philosophy. With a mix of keynote speeches, interview and discussion rounds, this event provides an exceptional environment for critical minds to gain and exchange expertise on the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century, to obtain an outlook on the future of energy supply and society as a whole. Welcome and Introduction

Josef Fill, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria
Gonzalo Molina, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG TREN

Views on the megatrends

The culture of extravagance and its alternatives - a philosophical theory of energy consumption
Peter Sloterdijk, Philosopher and Professor, Karlsruher Hochschule für Gestaltung, Germany "Green Energy Visions"
Martin A. Green, Professor, Alternativ Nobel Prize 2002, Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering of New South Wales, Australia Stuart Brannigan, European Director, BP Solar, European Headquarter Heinrich Kopetz, President, Austrian Biomass Association, Vice-President European Biomass Association, Austria Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner of Upper Austria, Director O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria


Chairperson: Ingrid Thurnher, Austrian Broadcasting Company Evening reception

Conference: European Green Electricity Forum

7 MARCH 2003

The conference will provide an overview of the latest developments in key future technologies and the most recent green electricity trends in different parts of the globe. Inspiring projects will complement the expert presentation.

A major part of the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2003 will be the "European Green Electricity Forum". The event bringing together experts from all over the world under one roof will provide a profound overview of the most recent green electricity trends in different parts of the globe. Another focus will be on the latest developments in key future technologies like photovoltaics, biomass, biogas and fuel cells. Inspiring projects will complement the expert presentations. This forum will offer the unique opportunity to obtain a comprehensive outlook on the future of sustainable energy supply and offer insights into visionary technological innovations. Welcome and introduction

9.00

Green electricity in Upper Austria
Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner of Upper Austria, Director, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria

Welcome address from the President of FEDARENE
José Luis González Vallvé, President, FEDARENE


Key Future Technologies

9.30

Photovoltaics - technology trends and markets of the future
Winfried Hoffmann, RW Schott, Germany

9.50

Fuel Cells - the ultimate solution?
Jack Brouwer, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California,
USA

10.10 Biomass CHP - technologies and developments in all power ranges
Ingwald Obernberger, Technical University Graz, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme, Austria
10.30 Efficient small scale hydro power
Heinz Panholzer, VA TECH HYDRO, Austria
10.50 Discussion/Coffee break


Green electricity around the World - the hottest trends in technology & policies

11.30

The United States
Ian Hamrin, Executive Director, Centre for Resource Resolutions, USA

11.50

China
Miao Hong, Programme Manager, Project Management Office of GEF/ World Bank, China

12.10

Australia
Mark Fogarty, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Development Authority, Australia

12.30

Europe
Juan Fraga, Secretary General of EUFORES / Director General of Hidronorte, Spain


Visionary Projects

12.50 An international panorama of PV integration in buildings
Cinzia Abbate, Abbate & Vigevano Architects, Italy
13.05 Energy from Biogas - an profitable opportunity for farmers
Hermann Jöchtl, "Energy Farmer", Austria
13.20 Gotland - a renewable energy island
Bertil Klintbom, Head of Department, Municipality of Gotland, Sweden
13.35

Cogeneration projects in Asia
Ludovic Lacrosse, Programme Co-ordinator, COGEN - Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

14.00

Lunch

The Poster Presentation

The Poster Presentation offers you the opportunity to display, before an international expert audience, successful initiatives and projects concerning energy efficiency and renewable energy sources implemented by your company or organisation. Exhibiting in the POSTER PRESENTATION is free for members of O.Ö. Energiesparverband, EUFORES, FEDARENE, OPET and for public institutions. For other companies or organisations, the fee is 100 Euro for one exhibition panel (90 cm x 200 cm, upright format). The participation of at least one person representing the exhibiting organisation/company will be necessary.

The Energiesparmesse

The Energiesparmesse Wels - one of the largest exhibitions and trade fairs on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in the world - will be held from 6-9 March 2003 in Wels.

Last year the Energiesparmesse attracted some 200,000 visitors. This year 1,650 companies will introduce a wide range of products and technologies with optimized energy performance. Heating systems, building materials, solar thermal solutions or solar PV components are part of the exhibition as well as the most fashionable bathroom equipments. In a seperate hall professionals answer the questions of visitors and provide free advice on any topic related to the efficient use of energy. One day before the Energiesparmesse is open to public, fair organisers offer a Professional Visitor's Day (6 March 2003) for decision makers and specialists to provide them with additional information about latest energy developments and future energy trends. The best Austrian "Solar Architecture" will be presented during the Energiesparmesse. A sensational premiere, presenting houses of the future and pioneering projects already existing in Austria. Guided tours in English, German and Czech/Slovak will be organised on 8 March (15.30) and on 9 March (10.00). &nb

The voting

A new interactive element was included in the conference procedure, the voting. During the sessions the audience was asked different energy questions (estimations about the energy future). These are the results: 1. How do you live?

1) One-family house

2) Terraced house

3) Block of flats with up to 10 apartments

4) Block of flats with more than 10 apartments

2. Where do you presently see the biggest potential for energy efficiency in buildings?

1) Building shell/insulation

2) Space heating/ventilation/air conditioning

3) Electricity

4) User behaviour

 

3. Which percentage of new buildings thoughout Europe will be "passive houses" in the year 2010? What is your estimation?

1) less than 1 %


2) 2 - 5 %


3) 6 - 10 %


4) more than 10 %

4. What do you think is the "energy source of the future" for space heating? Choose between the following 4 options.

1) Biomass


2) Solar energy


3) Hydrogen


4) natural gas

5. In your opinion, how high will the oil price be in 2010?

1) less than 30 Dollar/Barrel

2) 30 - 50 Dollar/Barrel

3) 50 - 100 Dollar/Barrel

4) more than 100 Dollar/Barrel

6. What, in your opinion, is the most important "megatrend of sustainable energy"?

1) Increase in energy efficiency in buildings and industry


2) Small, decentralized renewable energy applications


3) Large renwable energy plants


4) Renewable energy & energy efficiency in transport

7. What do you think is the key technology of the future in the field of green electricity?

1) PV


2) Biomasse-KWK


3) Wasserkraft


4) Windkraft

8. In your opinion, which instrument is most effective for developing green electricity markets?

1) Research


2) Financial support


3) Information/awareness raising


4) Legislation

Participating Countries

Participants from the following countries have already registered for the World Sustainable Energy Day 2003:

Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrein
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Egypt
Estonia
Fiji Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Morocco
Netherlands
Neuseeland
Norway
Pakistan
Philipines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia and Montenegro
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
USA
Vietnam

Please register before 21 February 2003!