European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference​​​​​​​



26 - 27 February 2015

Stadthalle, Pollheimer Strasse 1,
4600 Wels/Upper Austria

Conference fees:

195 Euro, includes also the Young Researchers' Conference: Energy Efficiency (25 Feb. 2015), Energy Efficiency Watch Conference, Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Conference (26 - 27 Feb. 2015) and the Technical Site Visits Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (27 Feb. 2015, afternoon)

The fee includes an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT

Conference languages:

English, German, Russian

Organisation and conference office:

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386

High efficiency buildings supplied by renewable energy
Technologies • policies • best practice examples • costs and financing • new construction and renovation


Thursday, 26 February 2015

14.00 Policy & Market Update

  • Opening & welcome
    Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • <link file:3461 _blank>Update on European building policies
    Paula Rey Garcia, European Commission, DG Energy<link file:3462 _blank>

  • <link file:3462 _blank>Global views on NZEBs
    Peter Graham, Global Buildings Performance Network<link file:3463 _blank>

  • <link file:3463 _blank>NZEB scenarios & methodologies in Member States
    Lukas Kranzl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria<link file:3464 _blank>

  • <link file:3464 _blank>Advanced policy instruments for NZEBs
    Veit Bürger, Öko-Institut, Germany

  • <link file:3465 _blank>Showcasing Upper Austrian NZEBs
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

NZEB Refurbishment & Financing

  • <link file:3466 _blank>European projects supporting building refurbishment
    Gordon Sutherland, European Commission, EASME

  • Building renovation - the ecomomic opportunity for Europe
    Yamina Saheb, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

  • Delivering NZEB renovation in EU Member States
    Oliver Rapf, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

  • Countdown to "Low Carbon Homes"
    Catrin Maby, Severn Wye Energy Agency, UK

  • Deep energy retrofits with energy performance contracting
    Rüdiger Lohse, Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • "Schools for the future" - leading retrofit examples
    Hans Erhorn, Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics, Germany

18.30 End of the conference day

19.00 Evening event

Friday, 27 February 2015

09.00 Workshop: Policy Implementation in Member States & Regions

  • Can we trust Energy Performance Certificates?
    Aleksandra Arcipowska, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

  • Sustainco - policy conclusions from the regional level
    Julije Domac, North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia

  • "The NZEB Tracker" - market developments across the EU
    Andreas H. Hermelink, Ecofys, Germany

  • Renewable heating and cooling policies for commercial buildings
    Kristian Petrick, IEA-RETD/All Green Energies

  • Experiences with NZEB implementation
    Spain: Francisco Puente, ESCAN
    UK: Melville Kendal, County Councillor Hampshire


  • Chairperson: Seamus Hoyne, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

13.20 – 17.45 <link>Site Visits Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

<link>Conference: Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Conference

Please see also related conferences and sessions:

  • <link>Young Researchers' Conference: Energy Efficiency
  • <link>European Energy Efficiency Watch Conference
  • <link>Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Conference
  • <link>European Smart Windows Conference
  • <link>B2B Meetings
  • <link http: events wsed2015 _blank>COST Session: Highlight – Materials and their application for energy efficiency
    Thursday, 26 February, 12.30-13.50
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The European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings conference is organised as part of the IEE-project "Sustainable Energy for Rural Communities – SUSTAINCO". The project aims to support an ambitious European vision for the energy performance of buildings and is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.

More information on the Sustainco-project: <link http:>

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