European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference



27 - 28 February 2014

A-4600 Wels,
Upper Austria/Austria

Programme "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings 2014" (pdf)

Conference fee:

190 Euro, includes also the Energy Efficiency Policies Conference, Innovative Building Technologies Conference (27 - 28 Feb. 2014) and technical site-visit (28 Feb 2014, afternoon)

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

Conference languages: 

English, German, Russian

Organisation and conference office: 

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

The European conference to dicuss high efficiency buildings supplied by renewable energy: technologies, business models, policies, financing, definitions & national action plans, best practice examples, cost optimality of energy efficiency and renewable energy in new construction and renovation


Thursday, 27 February 2014

14.00 NZEB policies & market overview

NZEB Market transition - how to make it happen?

  • CEN building standards in practice
    Jaap Hogeling, CENTC 371 Programme Committee on EPBD, ISSO, The Netherlands

  • NZEB renovation in the building stock: policies, impact and economics
    Lukas Kranzl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  • Turning energy efficiency into sustainable business - a European roadmap
    Luc Bourdeau, E2BA-Energy Efficient Building Association

  • European financing opportunities for building efficiency
    Reinhard Six, European Investment Bank

  • Business models for upscaling building renovation
    Paul Kenny, Tipperary Energy Agency, Ireland

18.30 End of the conference day

19.30 Evening event

Friday, 28 February 2014

09.00 NZEB strategies and technologies

Conference: Innovative and cost-efficient building technologies

10:30 Working Group: key factors for successful NZEB policies

Chairperson: MEP Fiona Hall, European Parliament, Vice-President Eufores

  • National Plans – a comparison
    Andreas H. Hermelink, Ecofys, Germany

  • The Danish National Plan
    Kirsten Engelund Thomsen, Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark

  • "Nearby" use of renewable energy sources
    Jarek Kurnitski, Tallinn University of Technology, Vice-president REHVA, Estonia

Project flash – perspectives & initiatives

  • Boiler exchange programmes - successfully driving down energy costs
    Johannes D. Hengstenberg, CEO co2online, Germany

  • Legal and economic aspects of cross-building energy exchange
    Markus Schwarz, P.MSc., Energieinstitut Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

  • Energy development plans - spatial planning for more energy efficiency
    Tobias Wagner, Technical University Munich, Germany

12.50 End of the session

10:30 Innovative and cost-efficient building technologies

  • Examples of cost optimal NZEB buildings
    Tony Ryan, Kingspan/Ewan Jones, AECOM, UK

  • Pellets - economic heating systems for NZEBs
    Herbert Ortner, ÖkoFEN, Austria

  • Solar thermal - a key technology for NZEBs
    Pedro Dias, ESTIF

Building technologies of the future

  • Cutting edge building technologies: the Energy Efficiency Center
    Hans-Peter Ebert, The ZAE Bayern, Germany

  • Aerogels – a superinsulating building material
    Eunate Goiti, Tecnalia, Spain

  • Selection and operation of building-integrated storage systems
    Michael Danzer, ZSW, Germany

12.50 End of the session

13.30 - 17.45 Site-visit "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings"


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