WSED - Energy Efficiency Watch: Nearly zero energy buildings

Start/Stop Date:
01–02 Mar 2012
O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
Stadthalle Wels, Austria
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency, buildings
Type of Event:

A conference to discuss how "nearly zero energy buildings" can be achieved in new construction and renovation.

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, covering both in new construction and renovation.

The conference "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" will offer:

  • a discussion on the criteria for "nearly zero energy buildings" and how this standard can be achieved
  • the latest technology trends and financing solutions
  • the meeting place for the global sustainable buildings community
  • an outlook on the developments on European and global markets for sustainable buildings
  • inspirational case studies and site-visits
  • 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

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 "lowest energy buildings".

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The event is organised in the frame of the IEE-project Energy Efficiency Watch.