European Energy Efficiency Conference



28 February – 2 March 2018

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme WSED 2018 (pdf)

Conference fee:

310 Euro, includes the following conferences:
  • Energy Efficiency Economy Conference (1 March)
  • Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings (1-2 March)
  • Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference (28 February)
  • E-Mobility and Smart Buildings Conference
    (2 March)
  • Energy Efficiency Policy Workshop (1 March)
  • Site Visits "Building Innovations" (2 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

Meet. Learn. See. Enjoy!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Energy Efficiency Economy Conference

09.00 Opening and welcome

  • The new IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report
    Brian Motherway, International Energy Agency

  • Upper Austria's energy efficiency economy
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • An update on EU energy efficiency policies
    Anne-Katherina Weidenbach, European Commission, DG Energy

  • Europe's industrial leadership to supply the global energy transition
    Renée Bruel, European Climate Foundation

Energy efficiency is our business

  • EU funding for smart and efficient energy
    Anette Jahn, European Commission, EASME

  • Electric wholesale - boosting energy efficiency solutions
    Robert Pfarrwaller, Rexel, Austria

  • Energy efficiency as a success factor for a global company
    Alix Chambris, Danfoss, Belgium

  • Energy efficiency businesses and markets in Germany
    Christian Noll, DENEFF, Germany

  • The "Energy Efficiency Mortgage"
    Luca Bertalot, European Mortgage Federation/European Covered Bond Council

13.00 Lunch break

11.30 Workshop Horizon 2020 (in English only)

Opportunities for Young Energy Researchers

  • Introduction to the Horizon2020 Programme
  • The programme priorities
  • Do’s and don’ts in Horizon2020

The workshop is organised in cooperation with the network of Energy National Contact Points (NCPs) (

Technology Innovation: Energy and Buildings

14.30 Tomorrow's buildings: energy efficient, digital, user centred

  • Construction innovation - putting people at the centre
    Klaus Peter Sedlbauer, Fraunhofer-IBP, Germany

  • The Austrian energy research and innovation strategy: building focus
    Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology, Austria

  • Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future
    Dominique Planchon, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

  • Driving the technology innovation agenda through cooperation
    Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • Sustainability in unexpected places
    Alan Meier, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

  • Smart metering and customer centricity
    Francisco Puente, Escan, Spain

A panorama of innovation projects

  • Results from the Energy-Efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP)
    Antoine Aslanides, European Construction Technology Platform/EDF

  • Unleashing potentials in industrial energy efficiency & flexibility
    Stefan M. Büttner, University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • BRICKER: New technologies for public building retrofitting
    Juan Ramón de las Cuevas, Acciona, Spain

  • MODER: Innovative design tools for refurbishing districts
    Jyri Nieminen, Sweco, Finland

  • CITyFiED: Delivering sustainable urban renovation at district level
    Ali Vasallo, CARTIF, Spain

  • A2PBEER: Demonstrating retrofitting solutions in public buildings
    Eneritz Barreiro, Tecnalia, Spain

  • REFURB: Activating consumers towards deep energy renovation
    Peter Rathje, Project Zero, Denmark

  • ENTRUST: Accounting for the human factor in the energy transition
    Esti Sanvicente, LGI Sustainable Innovation, France

  • RetroKit: a toolkit for deep energy retrofit
    Xavier Dubuisson, XD Consulting, Ireland

  • Start2Act: Targeting young businesses
    Daniel Frohnmaier, Geonardo Environmental Technologies, Hungary

19.00 Evening programme

16.00 Energy Efficiency Policy Workshop

The workshop presents successful examples for policies addressing the energy transition on regional and local levels (in English only)

The PUBLENEF project – making energy efficiency policies happen

  • Vlasis Oikonomou, JIN/ Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy, NL

Effective policies for the energy transition on local level

  • Christine Öhlinger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • Marie-Laure Falque Masset, IAU Energy department ARENE, France
  • Jose Ramón López, EVE, Spain
  • Ion Dogeanu, Energy Agency Bucarest, Romania

EMBUILD - a bottom up approach for municipalities

  • Frank Mischler, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Germany


Evening Programme

The Energy Efficiency Policy Workshop is organised as part of the Horizon2020 project "PUBLEnEf":

Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings

Workshop 1: A2PBEER

Organised in the context of FP7 project A2PBEER

EU support opportunities       

  • Dominique Planchon, European Commission

Innovative retrofitting technologies for public buildings:

  • Facades and vacuum insulated panels: Amaia Uriarte Arrien , Tecnalia / Iñigo Garai, Isoleika, Spain
  • Smart windows: Anna Bogacz, BGTec, Poland
  • Smart lighting: Nils Nienhardt , Parans, Sweden / Federico Raco, Toshiba, Italy
  • Thermal network: Corey Blackman, ClimateWell, Sweden

Lessons learned from the demonstration districts

  • Malmö: Olle Strandberg, City of Malmö, Sweden
  • Ankara: Sami Gurel, AFLIVA, Turkey
  • University Campus Bilbao: Aitor Erkoreka, UPV-EHU, Spain

New tools for public building retrofitting

  • Support Guide Toolkit: Éva Beleznay, ABUD, Hungary
  • Financial Tool: Paola Robello, RINA, Italy

Conclusions: Eneritz Barreiro, Tecnalia, Spain; Oliver Rapf, BPIE, Belgium

Chairperson: Espen Foss Johansen, City of Oslo, Norway

Workshop 2: MODER

Organised in the context of H2020 project MODER

  • Information models for city development
    Jyri Nieminen, Sweco, Finland

  • A method for holistic energy system design
    Sebastian Thiem, Siemens, Germany

  • The "District Energy Concept Adviser"
    Eike Budde, Fraunhofer-IBP, Germany

  • Zero-carbon roadmaps for social housing associations
    Erik Alsema, W/E Consultants Sustainable Building, NL

  • Solar architecture in an urban context
    Dieter Moor, Ertex Solartechnik, Austria

  • Business models for district development
    Tarja Häkkinen, VTT, Finland

Chairperson: Jyri Nieminen, Sweco, Finland

Workshop 3: REFURB

Organised in the context of H2020 project REFURB

  • One-stop-shop solutions for homeowners – the REFURB project
    Virginia Gómez Oñate, EnergyVille, Belgium

  • Boosting the market of single family building renovation in Belgium
    Anne Goidts, Bostoen, Belgium

  • Denmark: The customer journey
    Peter Rathje, Project Zero, Denmark

  • Adressing the challenges of apartment building renovation
    Jelena Vidovic, BSC, Slovenia

  • Stimulating REFURB's impact in Europe
    Lisa Adema, Leeuwarden/Fryslân, NL

Chairperson: Virginia Gómez Oñate, EnergyVille, Belgium

Workshop 4: BRICKER

Organised in the context of FP7 project BRICKER

  • BRICKER – Project overview
    Juan Ramón de las Cuevas, Acciona, Spain

  • Active technologies: energy from heat
    Francisco Molés, Rank, Spain

  • Active technologies: solar beam collectors
    Onur Gunduru, Onur Enerji, Turkey

  • Passive technologies: building envelope renovation of a hospital
    Yasemin Somuncu, Özyegin University, Turkey

  • Passive technologies: breathing windows
    Antoine Parthoens, University of Liège, Belgium

  • Retrofitting an education building in Liège: a showcase
    Raymond Charlier, SPB, Belgium

  • Retrofit of a hospital: engineering and technical coordination
    Catherine Pinet, SPB, Belgium

  • People, price, politics: overcoming non-technical challenges
    Onur Gunduru, Onur Enerji, Turkey

  • Raising awareness about energy efficiency in the public sector
    Yasemin Somuncu, Özyegin University, Turkey

Chairpersons: Juan Ramón de las Cuevas, Acciona, Spain / Yasemin Somuncu, Özyegin University, Turkey 


Workshop 5: CITyFiED

Organised in the context of FP7 project CITyFiED

  • Accelerating sustainable urban renovation
    Ali Vasallo, CARTIF, Spain

  • Time-saving tools for complex urban environments
    Cristina Criado, Acciona Construcción, Spain / Jeanette Green, IVL, Sweden

  • Finance and delivery of deep retrofitting
    Javier Martín, Veolia, Spain

  • District development and the social fabric: dialoging with communities
    Markus Paulsson, Lund, Sweden

  • Adapting to change and complexity in infrastructure projects
    Esra Demir, Demir Enerji, Turkey

  • Impact monitoring: energy, environmental, economic and social indicators
    Josu Enecotegui Urrutia, Coorporación Mondragón, Spain

Chairperson: Ali Vasallo, CARTIF, Spain

Workshop 6: ENTRUST

Organised in the context of H2020 project ENTRUST

  • Understanding people’s relationship with energy
    Breffní Lennon, University College Cork, Ireland

  • Policy toolkit: supporting transition to a low carbon society
    Suzi Tart, LGI Sustainable Innovation, France

  • Novel business models for the energy transition
    Esti Sanvicente, LGI Sustainable Innovation, France

  • Effective engagement strategies for energy developers
    Niall Dunphy, University College Cork, Ireland

  • Engaging citizens on energy: a knowledge and communication platform
    Giulia Barbano, Integrated Environmental Solutions, UK

Chairperson: Niall Dunphy, University College Cork, Ireland

12.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 17.45 Site visit: Building Innovations

E-Mobility & Smart Buildings Conference

  • 09.00 Opening and Welcome
    Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • Panorama of advanced e-mobility solutions
    Roel Swierenga, Hansa Green Tours, NL

  • The role of e-mobility in the energy transition
    Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institut, Germany

  • PV for transport
    Toshio Hirota, Waseda University, Japan

  • Battery technology – status quo and outlook
    Matthias Vetter, Fraunhofer-ISE/Fraunhofer Battery Alliance, Germany

  • V2B: electric cars as storage systems
    Cristina Corchero, Catalonia Institute for Research, Spain

Business models and practical experiences

  • Smart Solar Charging
    Baerte de Brey, ElaadNL, NL

  • Successful business models for e-mobility
    Detlef Schumann, fastahead, Germany

  • E-mobility experiences from the world of Fronius
    Michael Schubert , Fronius, Austria

  • Charge & Drive – How to make business with charging
    Rami Syväri, Fortum, Norway

13.00 End of the conference

13.30 Site visit Building Innovations

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