Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference

  Date:   01 - 02 March 2012
  Venue:   A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria
  Conference fee:

   180 Euro (plus 10% VAT)

  Conference languages:   English, German, Italian
  Further
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  Organisation und
  conference office:
   O.Ö. Energiesparverband
   Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
   Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
   Fax +43/732/7720-14383
   office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at  

  A conference to discuss how to achieve "high-energy performance" buildings in new construction and renovation.

Programme


Thursday, 01 March 2012

14.00 What are "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (NZEBs)?

  • Welcome
    Gerhard Dell / Christiane Egger, O.Ö. Energiesparverband

  • Recent policy initiatives in the buildings sector
    Robert Nuij, European Commission, DG Energy

  • Towards net zero energy buildings - solutions and examples
    Karsten Voss, University of Wuppertal, Germany

  • Challenges for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
    Bogdan Atanasiu, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

  • Why do energy efficiency policies so often fail?
    Nils Borg, eceee

16.40 Practical implementation of NZEBs

  • Member States' approaches to NZEBs
    Prof. Eduardo B. Maldonado, University of Porto, Coordinator of the Concerted Action EPBD

  • Examples for NZEBs in the commercial sector
    Hans Erhorn, Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics, Germany

  • MINERGIE – the Swiss approach to cost optimal NZEBs
    Ulrich Nyffenegger, Amt für Umweltkoordination & Energie, Kanton Bern, Switzerland

  • Business models for renewable energy in buildings
    Kristian Petrick, IEA-RETD, Spain

  • Indoor air quality: Thermal comfort for building users
    Bjarne W. Olesen, Technical University of Denmark


18.00 End of the conference day


19.00 Evening programme



Chairperson:
Sorcha Edwards, Deputy Secretary General, Cecodhas Housing Europe



Friday, 02 March 2012

> Stakeholder Meeting "NZEB: The vision for 2020"

09.00 Technology innovation for NZEBs

  • Welcome
    MEP Fiona Hall, Member of the European Parliament, Vice President Eufores

  • Examples of NZEBs around the globe
    Jens Laustsen, Technical Director, Global Building Performance Network (GBPN), France

  • From efficient building to smart city
    Michael Paula / Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria

  • A novel calculation method for energy efficient buildings
    Christian Pöhn, City of Vienna / Gerhard Dell, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria

  • Airtightness – a key challenge for NZEBs
    Peter Wouters, TightVent Europe and AIVC, Belgium

11.40 Project flash

  • Smart buildings in smart grids
    Jean-Yves Blanc, President, Eubac

  • Building change: Reaching net zero
    Kathryn B. Janda, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University, UK

  • User motivation pays off!
    Danny Parker, Florida Solar Energy Centre, USA

  • The "Power House Nearly Zero Challenge"
    Sorcha Edwards, Coordinator "The Power House Nearly Zero Challenge", Deputy Secretary General, Cecodhas Housing Europe

  • The "100 ESCOs plan" for public buildings
    José Ramón López, EVE, Spain

  • Energy efficient buildings - from Estonia to Croatia
    Ingrida Bremere, Baltic Environmental Forum, Latvia

12. 45 Lunch break



13.30 – 17.00 Technical Site-visits "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings"

Programme Energy Efficiency Watch Conference
Programme Stakeholder Meeting
Programme WSED next! Energy Efficiency


The coming years will see a sharp increase in the market uptake of highly efficient buildings throughout Europe: by 2018, new public buildings must be nearly zero-energy buildings, by 2020, this will apply to all new buildings. According to the European Buildings Directive, a "nearly zero-energy building" is a building that has a very high energy performance and the very low amount of energy required is covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources. Member States must draw up national plans for increasing the number of nearly zero-energy buildings, covering both in new construction and renovation. The conference "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" will offer:

  • a discussion on the criteria for "nearly zero energy buildings" and how this standard can be achieved
  • the latest technology trends and financing solutions
  • the meeting place for the global sustainable buildings community
  • an outlook on the developments on European and global markets for sustainable buildings
  • inspirational case studies and site-visits
  • exchange of experience among experts and new business opportunities
  • WSED next! - an event for young researchers on energy efficiency in buildings
  • a major trade show, the “Energiesparmesse“, dedicated to energy-efficiency and renewable energy in buildings, with 1,600 exhibitors

Upper Austria is an ideal location for such a conference: due to consistent policies, today there are more than 1,000 buildings meeting passive building standard and several thousand "lowest energy buildings".



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