European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference

Start/Stop Date:
27–28 Feb 2014
OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria
Wels, Austria
Focus Areas:
Buildings, energy efficiency
Type of Event:

The coming years will see a sharp increase in the market uptake of highly efficient buildings supplied by renewable energy throughout Europe: by 2020, all new buildings must be "nearly zero energy buildings" (new public buildings already by 2018). According to the European Buildings Directive, a "nearly zero energy building" (NZEB) 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.


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The European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference 2014 will offer:

  • presentations of criteria for "nearly zero energy buildings" (NZEB)
  • the latest technology trends and financing solutions
  • the meeting place for the global sustainable buildings community
  • discussions on optimal levels of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources
  • an outlook on the developments on European and global markets for sustainable buildings, including National Plans for NZEB
  • inspirational case studies of new buildings and renovations and site-visits
  • exchange of experience among experts and new business opportunities
  • WSED next - a conference 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 conference will be organised in the framework of the annual "World Sustainable Energy Days" conference by the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria. Upper Austria is an ideal location for such a conference: due to consistent policies, today there are more than 1,000 buildings meeting passive building standard and several thousand "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings".