The “European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference” will be held on 28 February - 1 March 2013 in Wels, Austria in the frame of the next World Sustainable Energy Days.
Highly energy efficient buildings throughout Europe are becoming more and more important and prevalent. By 2018, new public buildings must be "nearly zero energy buildings". According to the European Buildings Directive, a "nearly zero energy building" (NZEB) is a building that has a very high energy performance and a very low amount of energy demand which is in turn covered to a very significant extent with energy from renewable sources.
The European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference 2013 will offer:
- presentations of criteria for "nearly zero energy buildings" (NZEB) 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, including National Plans for NZEB;
- 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.
The conference will be organised in the framework of the annual "World Sustainable Energy Days" conference by the O.O. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria.