PROF / TRAC in a nutshell

PROF / TRAC targets technical experts, architects and managers involved in nZEB design and construction...


PROF / TRAC was initiated by an interdisciplinary team representing important stakeholders dealing...

Photographer: ©Miran Kambič
Milestones and outcomes

1. Mapping of the required skills and current skill gaps of professionals in nZEB...

Country: GERMANY
Building: Erstes Passivhaus
Architect: REITER Architekten, Dresden
Photographer: Spitzner, Gera


PROF / TRAC will develop an Open Training and Qualification Platform for professionals dealing with nearly zero energy buildings.

PROF / TRAC in a nutshell

PROF / TRAC targets technical experts, architects and managers involved in nZEB design and construction. The developed European training and qualification scheme will be part of a life-long-life learning process for continuous development and up-skilling of professionals.

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PROF/TRAC developed a European Train-the-Trainers (TtT) Program to facilitate the efficient use, adaptation and implementation of the EU level training materials, existing training structures, and certification schemes into national CPD programmes. The TtT program will also educate ambassadors of the PROF/TRAC scheme, who can initiate and organize the local training programs and can train the trainers on the national scale.

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Milestones and outcomes

1. Mapping of the required skills and current skill gaps of professionals in nZEB
2. Development of an Open Training Platform and Qualification scheme
3. Train the Trainers programme for training provider REHVA and ACE members...

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Wednesday, 12th October 2016
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Friday, 29th July 2016

2nd Newsletter now available in Slovenian

You prefer to read nZEB news in Slovenian?

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Thursday, 30th June 2016

Second e-Newsletter out now!

You want to know more about nZEBs and the project progress? Take a look at our second e-newsletter.

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Friday, 3rd June 2016

The PROF/TRAC poster is now available in Slovenian, Italian and Spanish!

Three more language versions of the PROF/TRAC poster have been created. Check out our PUBLICATIONS to see our full set of information material.

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Wednesday, 25th May 2016

PROF/TRAC Leaflet available

Take a look at the brand new PROF/TRAC leaflet!

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Monday, 23rd May 2016

PROF/TRAC workshop – Open Training Platform and Qualification Scheme for NZEB - CLIMA 2016 Aalborg

At PROF/TRAC workshop experiences from previous training sessions within the project were shared and participants have requested and received...

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October 2016

SBE16 Istanbul

SBE16 Istanbul is taking place from October 13 to 15, with more than 100 presentations around the topic ‘Smart metropoles, integrated solutions for sustainable and smart buildings and cities’, with one of the themes being on nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.

Thursday 13 Oct
Saturday 15 Oct

Sustainable Solutions for Energy and Environment - EENVIRO 2016

This research conference addresses to researchers, engineers and students in the fields of Energy and Environment. It engages international speakers and it offers events such as workshops, round tables and free discussions.

Wednesday 26 Oct
Friday 28 Oct

November 2016

NZEB Open Doors: Learn, Share, Inspire

The fourth NZEB Open Doors event takes place from 11th-13th November 2016. The theme of this years’ event is “Learn, Share & Inspire” which neatly sums up the essence of the event. We owe a big thank you to all of exhibitors who continue to open their doors to share their experiences and, in doing so, manage to inspire our many visitors who are planning their own projects. Indeed some of the visitors to our 2013 and 2014 events have since completed their projects and have now joined our team of exhibitors. So the full NZEB Open Doors circle has evolved which is a tribute to all involved.

Friday 11 Nov
Sunday 13 Nov

5th Active House Symposium

The 5th Active House Symposium will take place on 14-15 November at Lake Garda in Italy to discuss sustainable building design with Italian and International architects and designers. During the two-day event there will be a specific focus on sustainable development on city and building level, as well as on indoor comfort issues and the Active House principles, including the development of the Active House Label.

Furthermore, the winner of the Active House Contest will be announced, as well as an interactive visit to the Garda Lake House, designed by Architect Eileen Meyer and built by respecting the Active House principles, is included in the official programme.

For the detailed programme and practical information:

Monday 14 Nov
Tuesday 15 Nov
Lake Garda

Energy Performance Contracting for Public Buildings

The international conference “Energy Performance Contracting for Public Buildings”, November 15 in Esslingen, Germany, will present different perspectives on EPC, related business models and various approaches for the most effective use of EPC in Europe’s public buildings, specifically the panel discussion “The European EPC market - further steps for market penetration”. Registration:

Tuesday 15 Nov
Tuesday 15 Nov

European Utility Week

European Utility Week, in Barcelona, November 15-17. The Intelligent Buildings Hub has two sessions on Regulations and the promising role of buildings in transforming the energy market and Energy management for intelligent buildings.

Tuesday 15 Nov
Thursday 17 Nov

7th ECTP Conference

The 7th ECTP Conference will take place in Brussels on November 17-18 and discuss current and anticipated innovation in the built environment field. A hall for booths and posters will also exhibit examples of innovation expected from European projects. PROF/TRAC partners ACE, REHVA and Housing Europe are members of the ECTP. Registration:

Thursday 17 Nov
Friday 18 Nov

Bridging the gap between Research and Market Uptake: Innovative Energy Efficiency Building Solutions

The workshop is organised with the support of AMANAC Cluster, BRIMEE and ECO-BINDER European Projects.

The purpose of the workshop is to identify and analyze drivers and barriers for the market uptake of innovative products or services, by involving key European stakeholders from the “Construction & Building value chain”.
Networking and clustering among FP7/H2020 funded projects and business matchmaking will be encouraged through ad hoc networking lunch.

Please take part in the event by registering here:

The registration is free of charge but it is mandatory, in order to reserve your seat and make the appropriate arrangements

Please register by October 30th, 2016.

Wednesday 23 Nov
Wednesday 23 Nov

4th Passivhaus Portugal Conference 2016

4th Passivhaus Portugal Conference 2016, November 25, in Aveiro, Portugal.

Friday 25 Nov
Friday 25 Nov

Sustainable City Development 2016

The UN's new 17 global sustainability goals mean local challenges and here is neither a lack of will or initiative in Malmö to achieve them. Between the 30th November - 2nd December 2016, Malmö municipality is organising an international conference on how cities can work with global development and how we have made the UN's goals our own on the road to a sustainable city.

Wednesday 30 Nov
Friday 2 Nov

47th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

The congress programme and exhibition are dedicated to HVAC&R profession and a series of professions that are inseparably connected in the design, construction, reconstruction, energy improvement, operation and maintenance of buildings with all technical systems, including lighting, electric power supply, water supply and sewerage, fire protection, energy efficiency management and all automation subsystems, management of building performance dynamics by a smart grid based on modeling predictive control, and entirely integrated management of energy supply and production of EnergyPlus buildings and delivering electric power to the electricity grid, including professionals in mechanical engineering, spatial and urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, hydrogeology and hydrometeorology, environmental science, economics, security study, protection of natural and cultural resources as well as IC technologies.

Wednesday 30 Nov
Friday 2 Nov

January 2017

Train the Trainers program

Wednesday 25 Jan
Friday 27 Jan

AHR Expo 2017

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which started 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown into the HVACR event of the year and is held in major cities across the U.S. The 2017 Show will be in Las Vegas, hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors and attracting crowds of 60,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 150 countries worldwide. It provides a unique forum designed expressly for the HVACR community, allowing professionals to get together to share new products, technologies, and ideas. The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

Monday 30 Jan
Wednesday 1 Jan
Las Vegas

February 2017

ACREX 2017

The 2017 chapter of ACREX India, the biggest, widest and a most dynamic global platform on this side of the continent on all that is cool is going to be held in Delhi. The focus will not be limited only to HVAC&R the exhibition will feature diverse Building Engineering Services that include Electrical & Plumbing Services, Building Automation and the ever - growing Cold Chain Industry.

Thursday 23 Feb
Saturday 25 Feb

March 2017

The World Sustainable Energy Days

The World Sustainable Energy Days –European Energy Efficiency conference, dedicated to technologies, policies and markets, informs about innovative business and financing models and presents pilot projects and best practice solutions, completed by Europe’s leading tradeshow on energy efficiency and renewable energy (Energiesparmesse).

March 1-3, 2017 in Wels/Austria.

Wednesday 1 Mar
Friday 3 Mar

May 2017

All Energy UK 2017

All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy event, is taking place on 10th & 11th May 2017 in Glasgow. Since its launch in 2001, All-Energy has provided the industry suppliers, experts and thought-leaders from the renewable energy supply chain the opportunity to connect with new customers, increase their sales opportunities and expand business networks in this fast-changing marketplace.

The free-to-attend annual conference and exhibition brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers from the bioenergy, solar, offshore and onshore wind, hydropower and wave & tidal sectors, as well as those involved in energy storage, heat, low carbon transport and sustainable cities solutions.

Wednesday 10 May
Thursday 11 May


• Indoor and outdoor climate: how to design the retrofit in the Mediterranean basin
• HVAC systems: equipment performance in historical buildings
• Use of renewable energy
• Standards for cultural heritage
• Cultural heritage and historical buildings: conservation, microclimate and sustainability
• Applications of new techniques for HVAC
• Cases study

Friday 12 May
Saturday 13 May

Construction 21 Expo

A virtual trade fair dedicated to sustainable construction solutions for the European market.
Leading green investors, developers, bankers, building owners, project managers, architects, engineers, facilities managers, technology, materials, products, and service providers along with municipalities, expert organizations and other key stakeholders of green building projects will participate in this one of kind event.

Sunday 14 May
Monday 15 May

Construmat 2017

A range of companies covering every base, from planning and organisation to materials and products, through to project works execution and maintenance, building renovations, sustainability and the circular economy.

Tuesday 23 May
Friday 26 May

June 2017

World Sustainable Building Conference 2017, Hong Kong

WSBE17 Hong Kong is the world conference of the 2015-2017 cycle of the renowned SBE Conference Series, which is now considered to be the most influential of its kind globally. Following Hong Kong's selection as the host city, WSBE17 Hong Kong will conclude the cycle by embracing all of the findings from the 20 regional conferences held in different parts of the world in 2016.

Themed "Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action", Hong Kong has an aggressive target to "innovate" and "integrate". WSBE17 Hong Kong will bring together 1,800 green building advocates, policy-makers, academics, and industry practitioners from all over the world, offering an inspirational opportunity for delegates to "Put Ideas into Action" to transform the world's built environment.

As one of the densest and most vibrant urban environments in the world, Hong Kong is the perfect setting for conference participants to experience and discuss both the challenges and solutions involved in creating a sustainable built environment. Serving as a strategic gateway to Mainland China, Hong Kong also provides an unparalleled viewpoint for reviewing and discussing China's rapid urbanisation.

Monday 5 Jun
Wednesday 7 Jun
Hong Kong

July 2017

PLEA (Passive Low Energy Architecture) 2017

PLEA stands for Passive Low Energy Architecture. PLEA is a global network that has led a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through its conferences since 1982. It has a membership of thousands of professionals, academics, students and industry members from over 40 countries.

Sunday 2 Jul
Wednesday 5 Jul

August 2017

Building Simulation 2017

Building Simulation 2017 will bring together practitioners and researchers from around the world to share information about the state of the art in simulation tools and applications and to discuss new developments. The conference will feature updates and insights regarding new research to improve simulation capabilities for advanced low-energy building systems, case studies from successful projects that demonstrate the key role that simulation plays, and ongoing efforts to enable compliance and building rating software to support radiant and other energy efficient systems.

Monday 7 Aug
Wednesday 9 Aug
San Francisco

September 2017

UIA (International Union of Architects) Congress Seoul 2017

Under the theme “Soul of City,” this Congress will offer various opportunities for us to study on the architectural development of cities by analyzing and visualizing the apparent phenomena broadly witnessed across the world due to the rapid and perpetual urbanization; and to discuss challenges of the day by mapping the future we want to deliver. Together with various counterparts including world’s best architects, government representatives, institutional partners, international and non-governmental organization representatives, students, and the general public, we will, once again, continue to envision a sustainable and better urban life at the UIA 2017 Seoul.

Sunday 3 Sep
Sunday 10 Sep
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