WSED: Conference "Building Renovation" - towards low energy consumption

Start/Stop Date:
04–05 Mar 2010
O.Oe. Energiesparverband, Austria
Focus Areas:
Building renovation, energy efficiency
Type of Event:

The conference "Building Renovation - towards low energy consumption" is organised by the O.Oe. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, from 4-5 March 2010 in Wels/Austria.

A step-up in renovating buildings towards low energy consumption creates a triple-win situation: it provides a much needed impetus to the European economy, it contributes to the achievements of energy and climate targets and it decreases energy costs for citizens, businesses and public bodies. The conference is very timely- the recent agreement on a new European Building Directive is expected to create a new impetus for building renovation in Europe.

Conference Programme
The conference "Building Renovation" will present how public policies will contribute to triggering a renovation boom, financing models and technology solutions. It will showcase innovative examples of the energy-efficient, economic and sustainable renovations of domestic, public and commercial buildings as well as for social housing. It will outline approaches towards zero energy renovations. High-level speakers will put a focus on the following topics:

  • The energy efficiency package of the UE
  • Cost optimal levels for building renovation – how deep to go?
  • Innovative technologies for efficient renovation
  • Investing in building renovation – programmes and financing

The second conference day is dedicated to working groups where participants are invited to discuss and activately exchange their views. Afterwards site-visits to low energy and passive renovation projects are organised.

The conference programme is available online or pdf

The event takes place in parallel to the "Energiesparmesse", a trade show dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy sources with nearly 100,000 visitors every year and more than 420 exhibitors presenting products and services for building renovation.

World Sustainable Energy Days
The Conference "Building Renovation" is part of the World Sustainable Energy Days, which is the largest annual conference in the field of sustainable energy use in Europe, covering energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for buildings and industry. The World Sustainable Energy Days offer a unique combination of events:

  • Conference "Building Renovation – towards low energy consumption" (4-5 March 2010)
  • European Pellet Conference 2010 (3-4 March 2010): with more than 600 participants every year, the European Pellet Conferences held in Wels have become the largest annual pellet event in the world
  • Solar Thermal Conference Wels (4-5 March 2010)
  • Technical site-visits (2 March 2010) on biomass, solar and energy efficiency
  • Poster Presentation (3-5 March 2010)
  • "Energiesparmesse" (3-7 March 2010)

In 2009 the conference attracted more than 850 participants from 53 countries.

For more information please visit the conference website or contact O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz/Austria, T: +43-732-7720-14386 contact