European Energy Efficiency Conference



28 February – 2 March 2018

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

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
  Policies • Markets • Business models • Research & innovation • Technologies • Financing • Best practice solutions

Meet. Learn. See. Enjoy!



The European Energy Efficiency Conference includes the following Conferences:




Thursday, 1 March 2018

Energy Efficiency Economy Conference

09.00 Welcome and opening

  • Upper Austria's energy efficiency economy
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • The new IEA Energy Efficiency Market Report
    Brian Motherway, International Energy Agency
  • An update on EU energy efficiency policies
    Anne-Katherina Weidenbach
  • European Commission, DG EnergyEurope's industrial leadership to supply the global energy transition
    Martin Porter, European Climate Foundation

Energy efficiency is our business

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

  • Global energy investment trends
    Angus McCrone, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK

  • Energy efficiency services in China
    Ming Zhao, Chinese Energy Conservation Association, China

  • Energy efficiency business across the value chain
    Michaela Sadleder, 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



Thursday, 1 March 2018

11.30 Workshop Horizon 2020
14.30 Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
11.30 Energy Efficiency Policy Workshop



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) (



Thursday, 1 March 2018

Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings

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

  • 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
  • Driving the technology innovation agenda through cooperation
    Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • The multiple benefits of energy efficiency
    Catherine Cooremans, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 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
  • 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
    Virginia Gómez Oñate, VITO, Belgium
  • ENTRUST: Accounting for the human factor in the energy transition
    Esti Sanvicente, LGI Consulting, France
  • Energy efficiency technologies for industries
    Stefan M. Büttner, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 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



Friday, 2. March 2018

Technology Innovation Conference:

9.00 Parallel workshops (in English only)

Workshop 1: A2PBEER
Organised in the context of FP7 project A2PBEER

Innovative retrofitting technologies for public buildings:

  • Facades and vacuum insulated panels:
    Víctor Sánchez, Tecnalia / Iñigo Garai, Isoleika, Spain
    Smart windows: Anna Bogacz, BGTec, Poland
    Smart lighting: Lennart Ahlstedt, Parans, Sweden / Federico Raco, Toshiba, Italy
    Thermal network: Goran Bolin, 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: Matteo Porta, RINA, Italy
    Conclusions: Eneritz Barreiro, Tecnalia, Spain

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"
    Heike Erhorn-Kluttig, 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 On~ate, 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 On~ate, EnergyVille, Belgium

Workshop 4: BRICKER
Organised in the context of FP7 project BRICKER

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



Friday, 2. March 2018

E-Mobility & Smart Buildings Conference

09.00 Opening and Welcome
Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • E-mobility in Europe
    Claire Depré, European Commission, GD MOVE
  • 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
    Martin Hackl, 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