European Research Conference: Buildings




1 March 2017

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme WSED 2017 (pdf)

Conference fee:

  • 100 Euro for the European Research Conference: Buildings
  • Participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Energy Efficiency Conference.
The fee includes an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.

Conference language:


Organisation and conference office:

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

New research results on energy-efficient and sustainable buildings:
Novel materials • Energy storage • Building energy systems • Smart buildings • High performance buildings • Deep renovation • Renewable energy  • Indoor air quality



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

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

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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