European Energy Efficiency Conference



1 - 3 March 2017

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme WSED 2017 (pdf)

Conference fee:

300 Euro, includes the following conferences:
  • European Research Conference: Buildings (1 March)
  • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference (2-3 March)
  • Energy Efficiency Services and Business Conference (2-3 March)
  • Young Researchers Conference: Energy Efficiency (1 March)
  • E-Mobility and Smart Buildings Conference (3 March)
  • Efficiency Watch Conference (3 March)
  • Site Visits "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (3 March afternoon)
Fee also includes and 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

Policies • Markets • Business models • Research & innovation • Technologies • Financing • Best practice solutions

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

European Research Conference: Buildings

09.00 Key research issues for buildings & energy (in English only)

  • Opening & welcome
    Christine Öhlinger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • Building innovation for new energy systems
    Markus Bauer, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology, Austria

  • Innovation in building materials and construction
    Gunnar Grün, Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP, Germany

  • The "EeB PPP" programme: key instrument of European sustainable building research
    Paul Cartuyvels, Director Bouygues Europe, European Construction Technology Platform

  • Building Energy Epidemiology: connecting buildings, energy and people
    Ian Hamilton, University College London, UK

  • The next generation of high efficiency buildings
    Hans-Peter Ebert, ZAE, Germany

Highlights from building and energy research

  • Deep Renovation: Innovative Market Approaches
    Janna Schönfeld, European Commission, EASME

  • NEED4B: selecting cost-effective technologies in the building design phase
    María Izquierdo, CIRCE, Spain

  • INSPIRE: a new process for deep energy renovation
    Chiara Dipasquale, EURAC, Italy

  • Turning European shopping malls into beacons of energy efficiency
    Matthias Haase, SINTEF, Norway

  • Composites from industrial waste – a novel and affordable building material
    Martha Emilia Poisot, Universidad del Papaloapan, Mexico

Lunch break

Session 1: Young Reseachers Conference: Energy Efficiency

A conference to present the work of young researchers in the field of energy efficiency (in English only)
More information

Session 2: Energy in Time (EiT)
Organised in the context of FP7 project Energy in Time

  • Chairperson: Belén Gómez-Uribarri, Acciona Infraestructuras, Spain 

  • The EiT project: Filling the gap between actual and predicted consumption
    Belén Gómez-Uribarri, Acciona Infraestructuras, Spain

  • EiT integrated solutions for building control
    Data mining to improve building operation
    Generating automatic operational plans

    Carlos Fernández, Universidad de Granada, Spain

  • Fault diagnosis and adaptive control of VAV dampers
    Tejaswinee Darure, Université de Lorraine, France

  • Implementing and analysing EiT solutions in four demo sites (Helsinki, Levi, Faro and Bucharest)
    Heikki Rostila, Caverion, Finland

Session 3: Multifunctional ETFE modules
Organised in the context of FP7 project ETFE–MFM

  • Chairperson: Bernardino Ruiz, ITMA, Spain

  • Textile-based architecture
    Karsten Moritz, Taiyo Europe, Germany

  • Different active and passive building strategies
    Juan Ramón de las Cuevas, Acciona, Spain

  • Building-integrated PV in architectural textiles
    Ana Rosa Lagunas Alonso, Cener, Spain

  • Development & demonstration of flexible multifunctional ETFE modules
    Armando Menendez, ITMA, Spain

Session 4: TRIBE – Gamification of energy efficiency
Organised in the context of Horizon 2020 project TRIBE

  • Chairperson: Eduardo Cembrano, CIRCE, Spain

  • The TRIBE project – training behaviour towards energy efficiency: Play it!
    Eduardo Cembrano, CIRCE, Spain

  • Measures and actions for energy efficiency in public buildings
    David Zambrana, CIRCE, Spain

  • Achieving behavioural change via gamification
    Patrick Hart, University of Graz, Austria

  • ICT solutions for monitoring and control in public buildings
    Raquel García, ACCIONA, Spain

  • Designing, implementing and playing – a game for behavioural change
    Erik Einebrant, The Interactive Institute, Sweden

19.00 Evening Programme

Thursday, 2 March 2017

European Energy Efficiency Conference: Keynote Session

09.00 Energy efficiency policies and markets

  • Opening & welcome
    Michael Strugl, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • The new EU energy policy: clean energy for all Europeans
    Paul Hodson, European Commission, DG Energy

  • The IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016
    Tyler Bryant, International Energy Agency

  • The energy transition in view of global megatrends
    Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute, Germany

  • Financing energy efficiency by the EIB
    Berna Topaloğlu, European Investment Bank

  • Energy efficiency – a key factor in global competitiveness
    Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner Upper Austria

  • India's energy efficiency programmes: another perspective
    Nanda Kumar Janardhanan, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, India

Innovation, jobs and profit

  • Making energy efficiency your business
    Harry Verhaar, Philips, The Netherlands

  • Pick the lowest hanging fruit
    Claus Bugge Garn, Rockwool International, Denmark

  • Construction SMEs – key players in energy efficiency
    Riccardo Viaggi, European Builders Confederation

13.00 Lunch break

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings / Energy Efficiency Services and Business Conference

14.30 How to boost the energy efficiency services market

  • Smart financing for smart energy
    Anette Jahn, European Commission, EASME

  • Facilitating the ESCO market
    Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • How ready is Europe for the "Smart Building Revolution"?
    Maarten De Groote, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

  • Scaling up deep energy renovation through innovation & industrialisation
    Erica Hope, European Climate Foundation, NL

Successful examples: Energy efficiency services and business models

  • Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) – the customer focus
    Volker Dragon, Siemens, Switzerland

  • Energy efficiency services for global industries
    Stefan Klepzig, Schneider Electric, Germany

  • EPC examples from Spain
    Elena González Sánchez, National Association of Energy Services Companies, Spain

  • EPC example for businesses
    Klaus Dorninger, Energie AG Oberösterreich Power Solutions, Austria

  • The "Picardie Pass Rénovation" programme
    Alice Morcrette, Picardie Public Office for Energy Efficiency, France

  • Superhomes – a systematic NZEB retrofit process
    Paul Kenny, Tipperary Energy Agency, Ireland

19.00 Evening Programme

Friday, 3 March 2017

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings / Energy Efficiency Services and Business Conference

08.45 E-Mobility & Smart Buildings Conference
08.45 Energy Efficiency Watch Conference

E-Mobility & Smart Buildings Conference

08.45 Towards renewable e-mobility

  • Opening & welcome
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • The mobile disruption: How e-mobility changes our society
    Roel Swierenga, Hansa Green Tours, The Netherlands

  • Vehicle technologies: status quo and perspectives
    Matthias Busse, Fraunhofer-IFAM, Germany

  • How green and cost efficient are electric vehicles?
    Joeri van Mierlo, Vrije Universiteit Brussel/MOBI, Belgium

  • Lessons from the world leading e-mobility market
    Tormod Bergheim, Norsk elbilforening, Norway

Building, living and charging

  • New building standards by using elctric vehicles?
    Stefan Lösch, AktivPlus, Germany

  • Vehicles to buildings: electric cars as storage systems
    Cristina Corchero, Catalonia Institut for Research, Spain

  • 24 hours of sun
    Martin Hackl, Fronius International, Austria

  • Commercial buildings: optimising renewables, e-mobility and storage
    Juan Fraga, Wynnertech, Spain

  • Experience from 25,000 charging stations
    Gerhard Wimmer, KEBA, Austria

13.00 End of the conference

13.30 - 18.00 Site Visit Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

Energy Efficiency Watch Conference

08.45 Energy efficiency policy workshop (in English only)

  • Update on European building policies
    Paul Hodson, European Commission, DG Energy

  • Key policy conclusions from the European Energy Efficiency Watch project
    Nils Borg, eceee

  • Upskilling the construction sector to reach European energy targets
    Zoé Wildiers, European Commission, EASME

Implementing European Directives (EED, EPBD)

  • Financing energy efficiency in private housing
    Gabriella Azzolini, ENEA, Italy

  • Implementing energy audit programmes in Member States
    Anke Brems, DNV GL, Belgium

  • Smart meter rollout to end consumers
    Francisco Puente, ESCAN, Spain

  • Energy advice for deep retrofits
    Catrin Maby, Energy Advice Exchange, UK

  • A new approach to energy efficiency services
    Michael Körber, MPW, Germany

  • Energy use plans for cities and quarters
    Oliver Zadow, Landeshauptstadt München, Germany

  • Indoor environment quality requirements versus energy performance
    Jarek Kurnitski, Tallinn University, Estonia

  • The Energy Performance Buildings Standards
    Jaap Hogeling, ISSO, The Netherlands

13.00 End of the conference

13.30 - 18.00 Site Visit Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

The European Energy Efficiency Conference is organised as part of the IEE-project "Energy Efficiency Watch 3" (EEW3) which aims to support EU energy efficiency policies. The project is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.

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