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Thu 1 Mar 2012 – Sat 3 Mar 2012
WSED - Energy Efficiency Watch: Nearly zero energy buildings Start/Stop Date: 01 – 02 Mar 12 Organiser: O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria Venue: Stadthalle Wels, Austria Focus Areas: Energy efficiency, buildings Type of Event: Conference 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". For more information http://www.wsed.at/en/world-sustainable-energy-days/ The event is organised in the frame of the IEE-project Energy Efficiency Watch.