Call for papers WSED: Energy Efficiency Watch: Nearly zero energy buildings

Start/Stop Date:
05 Oct 2011
O.Oe. Energiesparverband
Wels, Austria
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency in buildings
Type of Event:

Get involved!

Take the opportunity and share your work, achievements, ideas and insights with the world-wide sustainable buildings community! The deadline for inputs is 5 October 2011. The following possibilities are available:

  • Call for Papers & Speakers
  • Call "WSED next!" for young researchers

For further information please check the conference website

The coming years will see a sharp increase in the market uptake of highly efficient buildings throughout Europe: by 2018, new public buildings must be nearly zero energy buildings, by 2020, this will apply to all new buildings. According to the European Buildings Directive, a "nearly zero energy building" is a building that has a very high energy performance and the very low amount of energy required is covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources. Member States must draw up national plans for increasing the number of nearly zero energy buildings in new construction and renovation.

The conference "Energy Efficiency Watch: Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" will offer:

  • a discussion on the criteria and performance requirements for "nearly zero energy buildings" and how this standard can be achieved
  • the latest technology trends and financing solutions
  • an outlook on the developments on European and global markets for sustainable buildings
  • inspirational case studies and site-visits
  • the meeting place for the global sustainable buildings community
  • exchange of experience among experts and new business opportunities
  • WSED next! - an event for young researchers on energy efficiency in buildings
  • a major trade show, the “Energiesparmesse“, dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings, with 1,600 exhibitors

The event will be organised in the framework of the annual "World Sustainable Energy Days" conference by the O.Ö. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria. Upper Austria is an ideal location for such a conference: due to consistent policies, today more than 1,000 buildings meet passive building standardand there are several thousand "lowest energy buildings" in the region.

Additionally, the World Sustainable Energy Days will offer a number of other high-profile events, including the conference "Biomass Partnerships", the "European Pellet Conference" as well as a "Poster Presentation" and technical site-visits. In the last 13 years, the annual World Sustainable Energy Days conference attracted more than 10,000 decision makers and experts from 99 countries!

Simultaneous interpretation into German and Italian will be provided.

The conference fees are 180 Euro for the conference "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (1-2 March), 280 Euro (80 Euro for students) for all WSED conferences (29 February - 2 March), all plus 10 % VAT.

On the conference website  - which will be regularly up-dated in the coming months - an online registration form is available.

We also advise you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible - further information is available on the conference website:  Travel & Accommodation.

The conference office is at your disposal for any further questions (conference office: T: +43-732-7720-14386,

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions by 5 October and to welcoming you to the World Sustainable Energy Days 2012!