European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference



2 - 3 March 2017

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme WSED 2017 (pdf)

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.



Thursday, 2 March 2017

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

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.

More information on the Energy Efficiency Watch project:

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