European Energy Efficiency Conference



27 February – 1 March 2019

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme "European Energy Efficiency Conference" (pdf)

Conference fee:

320 Euro, includes the following conferences:
  • Energy Efficiency Policy Conference (28 February)
  • Innovation Workshops Energy and Buildings (28 February)
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference (28 February)
  • Smart E-Mobility Conference (1 March)
  • Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference (27 February)
  • Site Visits "Energy Efficiency" (1 March afternoon)
Fee also 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

WHAT is the European Energy Efficiency Conference?
The Clean Energy Package is changing Europe‘s energy markets. “Energy efficiency first” is at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy transition. This requires strong policies, competitive businesses, technology innovation and investments. The European Energy Efficiency Conference adresses policies, innovation and business in specialised conferences and interactive events. It connects people from business, the public sector and research and empowers them to embrace the change.

In 2 days, the event offers delegates:
  • 5 dedicated conferences, including the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference, Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference and Smart E-Mobility Conference
  • technical visits to innovative energy efficiency projects
  • a major tradeshow on building efficiency and renewable energy with more than 100,000 visitors and 1,600 exhibiting companies

Clean. Competitive. Connected.



The European Energy Efficiency Conference includes the following Conferences:


Thursday, 28 February 2019

Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

09.00 What‘s next for energy efficiency?

With the Clean Energy Package, Europe is entering a new era in energy efficiency. The new regulatory framework is changing Europe's energy markets. We present up-to-date information on how the “energy efficiency first” concept is being implemented and what it brings.

  • Welcome and opening
    Markus Achleitner, Regional Minister for Economy and Energy, Upper Austria

  • The Clean Energy Package: What's in for energy efficiency?
    Karlis Goldstein, European Commission, DG Energy

  • The EU energy consumption – recent trends and drivers
    Samuel Thomas, Energy and Climate Economics Consultant, France

  • The new electricity market design and the energy transition
    Wolfgang Urbantschitsch, e-control, Austria

  • Energy efficiency – India vs Europe
    Nanda Kumar Janardhanan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

  • Quantifying multiple benefits of energy efficiency
    Dora Fazekas, Cambridge Econometrics, Hungary


11.00 Efficiency Expert Forum: Investing in the energy transition

The energy transition is key for climate protection and a thriving economy. How does this connection work in practice? Find out in this session.

  • The business case of energy efficiency
    Anette Jahn, European Commission, EASME

  • The energy transition – the largest growth market of the 21st century
    Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology, Austria

  • Innovation and investment: the energy transition in Upper Austria
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • Enterpreneurship and education – cornerstones of the energy transition
    Dirk Bessau, KIC InnoEnergy


12.00 Energy Efficiency Lab: Tomorrow's solutions

The energy transition offers many opportunities for new products and services. In this session, we present a variety of examples of the direction this can take.

  • Higher energy efficiency and lower business risks
    Ander Romero Amorrortu, Tecnalia, Spain

  • Energy efficiency for urban regeneration
    Roberto Fedrizzi, EURAC, Italy

  • EU projects supporting EPBD implementation
    Johann Zirngibl, CSTB, France

  • Energy efficient buildings with reused materials
    Barbora Blaškovičová, FENIX TNT, Czech Republic

  • Thermal energy storage: save today, use tomorrow!
    Gabriela Urbanová, FENIX TNT, Czech Republic

  • Combining building efficiency and heat pumps
    Wim Boydens, Boydens Engineering, Belgium

Chairperson: Anita Derjanecz, REHVA


Thursday, 28 February 2019

Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

14.00 Innovation for the energy transition in industry

The energy transition in industry is here! We show how it can succeed, what technologies and innovations are needed and which policies they support.

  • Industrial transformation 2050
    Simon Wolf, European Climate Foundation

  • Leading the industrial energy transition
    Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • Innovation for energy-intensive industries
    Mikael Larsson, Swerim, Sweden

  • Industrial energy efficiency - what is economic today
    Peter Radgen, University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • Supporting EU policy making: technology pathways for decarbonisation
    Alessia De Vita, E3Modelling, Greece

  • The Industry Energy Efficiency Barometer
    Stefan Büttner, Fraunhofer IPA / University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • Decision making for energy efficiency in industries
    Werner König, Reutlingen University, Germany


Financing and implementing energy efficiency in industry

We show with real-life examples how investments in the industrial energy transition are possible and economically viable.

  • Successful industrial energy transition
    Matthias Schimmel, Navigant

  • Innovative financing examples and business models
    Dario Di Santo, Fire, Italy

  • International cooperation for industrial energy efficiency
    Oleg Dzioubinski, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

  • Increasing productivity and profits in manufacturing companies with energy efficiency
    Francisco Puente, ESCAN, Spain

Voices for industrial energy efficiency

Dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy in industry.

  • Decarbonisation of the steel industry: visions and challenges
    Johann Prammer, voestalpine AG, Austria

  • Achieving energy efficiency in the cement industry
    Erich Frommwald, Kirchdorfer Zementwerk Hofmann, Austria

  • Renewable energy in industry
    Siegfried Aigner, Aigner Energie Contracting, Austria
    Heat pumps: Thomas Nowak, European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)

  • Energy efficiency in South-East Asia
    Dina Azhgaliyeva, National University of Singapore

  • A global network to support industrial energy efficiency
    Rod Janssen, Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP)

Nils Borg, eceee

Innovation Workshops Energy & Buildings

Higher energy efficiency and lower business risks - Reducing the energy performance gap in buildings

Organised in the context of the H2020 project MOEEBIUS

  • Modelling energy in buildings for urban sustainability
    Ander Romero Amorrortu, Tecnalia, Spain

  • Novel business models and new energy market roles
    Filipe Silva, ISQ, Portugal

  • Improving energy simulation tools
    Pablo de Agustín, Tecnalia, Spain

  • Open and semantically enhanced middleware
    Jakub Malanik, Honeywell, Czech Republic

  • Innovative sensing and control devices
    Brendan O´Flynn, Tyndall, Ireland

  • Integrated applications for energy performance optimisation
    Georg Ferdinand Schneider, THN, Germany

  • A replicable and easily transferable framework
    Mircea Bucur, KiWi, UK

  • Panel discussion

Chairpersons: Ander Romero Amorrortu, Tecnalia, Spain / Remigiusz Mielczarek, ASM, Poland


Energy efficiency for urban regeneration

Organised in the context of the H2020 project BuildHeat

  • Facade and HVAC retrofit solutions for multifamily buildings
    Roberto Fedrizzi, EURAC, Italy

  • Empowering residential monitoring and control architecture
    Luca Tiozzo Netti, Schneider Electronic, Italy

  • Combining water storage and decentralised mechanical ventilation
    Werner Pink, Pink, Austria

  • Financing renovations
    Frederico Stirano, LINKS, Italy

  • Round table discussion

Chairperson: Roberto Fedrizzi, EURAC, Italy

EU projects supporting EPBD implementation

Organised in the context of the H2020 projects ALDREN, CEN-CE and EPB Center

  • Results of EU projects facilitating the implementation of the revised EPBD
    Johann Zirngibl, CSTB, France

  • Supporting EPB standards at national level
    Jaap Hogeling, EPB Center, The Netherland

  • Towards a common EU energy performance certificate
    Jana Bendžalová, ENBEE, Slovakia

  • Closing the gap between calculated and measured energy demand
    Laurent Socal, SLR, Italy

  • The ALDREN building renovation passport
    Johann Zirngibl, CSTB, France

Chairperson: Johann Zirngibl, CSTB, France

Energy-efficient buildings with reused materials

Organised in the context of the H2020 projects RE4, VEEP, INNOWEE, GREENINSTRUCT and FISSAC

  • Welcome
    Barbora Blaškovičová, FENIX TNT, Czech Republic

  • RE4: CDW materials in energy-efficient prefabricated elements
    Linus Brander, RISE, Sweden
    Michael Scullin, CDE Global, UK

  • VEEP: CDW in prefabricated concrete components
    Anna Paraboschi, RINA Consulting, Italy

  • GREENINSTRUCT: modular refurbishment with a universal building block
    Gediminas Kastiukas, Brunel University London, UK
    Ines Kantauer, Alchemia-Nova, Austria

  • INNOWEE: economically viable, flexible and modular solutions for CDW
    Adriana Bernardi, CNR-ISAC, Italy
    Vilma Ducman, ZAG, Slovenia

  • FISSAC: sustainability in resource-intensive industry
    Girogio Urbano, RINA Consulting SpA, Italy

  • Interactive poster session and panel discussion

Chairpersons: Barbora Blaškovičová, FENIX TNT, Czech Republic 



Thermal energy storage: save today, use tomorrow!

Organised in the context of the H2020 projects CREATE, HYBUILD, SCORES, TESSE2B, THERMOSS, SUNHORIZON

  • Welcome Gabriela Urbanová, FENIX TNT, Czech Republic

  • CREATE: compact thermal energy storage for existing dwellings
    Rebekka Koell, AEE, Austria

  • HYBUILD: compact hybrid storage for low energy buildings
    Luisa F. Cabeza, Universitat de Lleida, Spain

  • SCORES: increasing self-consumption of renewables with hybrid storage systems
    Christophe Hoegaerts, TNO, The Netherlands

  • TESSE2B: thermal energy storage for energy efficient buildings
    Luís Coelho, Instituto Politecnico de Setubal, Portugal
    Aniol Esquerra Alsius, Ecoserveis, Spain

  • THERMOSS: managing heat demand - from building to district heating level
    Federica Fuligni, Exergy, United Kingdom

  • SUNHORIZON: sun-coupled innovative heat pumps
    Alessandra Cuneo, RINA Consulting, Italy

  • Interactive poster session and panel discussion

Chairperson: Petra Colantonio, FENIX TNT, Czech Republic

Geothermal heat pumps and thermally activated buildings

Organised in the context of the H2020 project HybridGeotabs

  • Introduction
    The heat pump market – responsibilities and challenges
    Wim Boydens, EHPA/Boydens Engineering, Belgium

  • Decentralised storage: impact on renewable share in grids and buildings
    Anke Uytterhoeven, KULeuven, Belgium

  • Model predictive control for “HybridGeotabs”
    Lukas Ferkl, Energoklastr, Czech Republic

  • Geothermal applications
    Hector Cano, Geoter, Spain

  • Heat pump design
    Gert Dewandeleer, Nathan, Belgium-The Netherlands

  • Designing a “HybridGeotabs” building
    Anne Caminade, Lemon Consult, Switzerland

  • Value propositions of “hybridGEOTABS” buildings
    Suleyman Dag, Uponor, Finland

  • Discussion: Challenges for market deployment and policy support 

Chairperson: Wim Boydens, Boydens Engineering, Belgium

19.00 Evening programme

18.00 Workshop Horizon 2020 (in English only)

Crash course Horizon 2020 (in English only)
How to apply for a successful proposal?
Opportunities for Young Energy Researchers

  • Introduction to the Horizon 2020 programme
  • The programme priorities
  • Do´s and don´ts in Horizon 2020

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

Friday, 1 March 2019

Smart E-Mobility Conference

09.00 Towards e-mobility worldwide

E-mobility is on the rise worldwide. We offer insights into current developments and shed light on the economic impacts of these trends.

  • Opening and welcome
    Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • The path towards electric mobility - a European perspective
    Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik, Germany

  • The world‘s leading e-mobility market
    Jian Liu, National Renewable Energy Research Center, China

  • Electric vehicles - a market update
    Andreas Aumann, BMW Group, Germany

  • Energy efficiency paving the way for e-mobility
    Harry Verhaar, Signify (the new name for Philips Lighting), The Netherlands

Innovation Session: batteries and charging

Batteries are at the heart e-mobility’s success. This session presents how far developments are and where we are heading.

  • Technology update from battery research
    Jens Tübke, Fraunhofer Battery Alliance / Fraunhofer ICT, Germany

  • Solid-state batteries – the next battery generation?
    Martin Finsterbusch, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

  • Making vehicle to grid a reality
    Cristina Corchero, Catalonia Institute for Research, Spain

  • Direct solar high-speed charging – an R&D project
    Menno Kardolus, Power Research Electronics, The Netherlands

Rethinking e-mobility: creating new business

Examples from all over Europe showcase successful business models and projects and offer valuable insights from the user's perspective.

  • Showcasing cutting-edge e-mobility solutions
    Roel Swierenga, Hansa Green Tours, The Netherlands

  • E-mobility: the user's perspective
    Morten Edvardsen, The Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association

  • Low carbon cars and consumer impact
    Alex Stewart, element energy, UK

  • From R&D project to a leading e-mobility service company
    Franz Josef Gotzler, E-WALD, Germany

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