PROF / TRAC
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.View details
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.View details
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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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.
Delivering Fast Track and Affordable nearly Zero Energy Buildings, Ireland
The “Delivering Fast Track and Affordable nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB)” conference will be held on March 2, 2017 in Enniscorthy, Ireland. The event, organised by the nearly Zero Energy Buildings Resource Agency (nZEBRA), is intended for designers, specifiers, local authorities and contractors who want to learn on delivery of accelerated and affordable future proof housing in Ireland.
Active House General Assembly - open event 7 March, London
The conference starts at 14.00 and it includes:
Welcome and introduction
Presentation of projects that received the Active House label
Presentation of the winning projects of the Active House award 2016
PhD study on Experimental Standards in Sustainability Transitions
Active House General Assembly
Refreshment and get together
The Conference will be held on 7. March from 14.00 – 17.00 followed by refreshments
Meeting room will be N4 in the North Gallery of the Ecobuild exhibition
Participation is free, however please register to email@example.com – subject ACTIVE HOUSE GA
Access to Ecobuild is free but it requires registration on: https://registration.n200.com/survey/0dcugi1l7eh4g
PROF/TRAC event in Brussels on 8 March 2017
We would like to invite you to our conference which following the publication of the winter package aims to inform EU policy by showcasing a wide range of initiatives already unfolding across Europe, solutions that are paving the way for the large scale uptake of tools and strategies for the modernization of the EU housing stock.
The key question emerging is what are the essential skills and training needs to carry out energy renovation in the social housing sector?
We will address in particular lessons learned on:
- Developing innovative business cases that work for home owners, tenants and landlords
- Innovative procurement methods which reduce the risk by ensuring higher quality
- Centralisation of the citizens’ perspective in planning of works
- Paving the way for a real de-centralization of energy ownership and production.
For more information and registration to this free event please visit this link.
Energy & Buildings, Finland, 24 March
The construction sector expert event Energy & Buildings is arranged as part of the Vaasa EnergyWeek. The event focuses on topics related to energy efficiency as well as construction and automation solutions for new build and refurbishment purposes.
The eventful day includes an exhibition, companies’ briefings and a high-class expert’s seminar focusing on current themes regarding energy efficiency in buildings.
Energy Cities Conference 2017
In 2017, the Energy Cities Conference will be hosted from 26 to 28 April by the German city of Stuttgart, well-known for its industrial activity as well as for its foresighted climate and energy policy. In a region which can be considered the birthplace of the German energy transition (Energiewende), Stuttgart will serve as a learning place on the societal, cultural, economic and technological shifts that come with the energy transition in Europe.
How fit are cities and their national governments for taking effective action towards a 2050 low-carbon roadmap? Are they making policy choices that favour stakeholder involvement for a stronger energy democracy, transfer of competences to the local level and monetary flows towards more local and low-carbon projects?
The 3D -democracy, devolution and divestment- will be key topics during the 2-3 days featuring:
50 interactive sessions to question, debate and learn from peers
2 inspiring talks to think big
1 plenary debate focusing on The Energiewende: export hit or slow seller?
1 Mayors session to build a stronger, more local Energy Union
Knowledge transfer from Stuttgart: storytelling by Lord Mayor Fritz Kuhn and on-site energy tours.
Smart eco-building and social housing: from design to reality
On 27 April 2017, just one day before the Passive House Conference 2017, experts from at least three Smart City projects will hold a joint workshop in Vienna, Austria, to share results and experiences on smart and sustainable refurbishment solutions for apartment buildings, with a particular focus on social housing.
The event will give decision-makers, researchers, professional stakeholders and experts from other Smart City projects the opportunity to discuss challenges related to sustainable and affordable refurbishment, and to discover the solutions that have already been implemented or are foreseen in the pilot cities of the EU-GUGLE, SINFONIA and SMARTER TOGETHERprojects. Concrete case-studies and panel discussions will allow participants to share their experiences.
12:00 - 12:30 | Registration and welcome coffee
12:30 - 12:40 | Welcome and introduction
12:40 - 13:15 | Introduction to the EU-GUGLE, SINFONIA and SMARTER TOGETHER projects
13:15 - 14:00 | Networking lunch
14:00 - 15:00 | Financing renovation in apartment buildings - Are financing models replicable?
15:00 - 16:00 | Tenants engagement: how to handle tenants living in buildings during renovation?
16:00 - 17:00 | Achieving energy performance: how to reduce the gap between design and performance?
17:00 - 17:30 | Conclusions
In addition to the workshop, an optional study visit of two renovated social housing buildings is being organised in Innsbruck on 26 April in the afternoon.
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.
EHPA event on the decarbonisation of Europe’s heating and cooling sector
With this mix of parties, the event ensures the collection of ideas from a broad audience and a discussion of the necessary next steps along four areas of consideration:
- How do policy makers envision the 2050 energy system and what is policy doing in Europe and abroad to address the issue of decarbonising the heating sector?
- What are the main challenges for cities, in particular when it comes to the renovation of buildings and whole quarters and how should decarbonized energy be distributed here?
- How will digitalisation challenge the heating and cooling industry – from product design to business models?
- What are the challenges for industry and how can energy demand in industry be meaningfully reduced?
CLIMAMED 2017 MEDITERRANEAN CONGRESS OF CLIMATIZATION
• 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
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.
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.
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.
European Sustainable Energy Week 2017
Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, EUSEW is a month-long annual series of activities across Europe, promoting secure, clean and efficient energy, and connecting policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union.
Stakeholders have the opportunity to participate in EUSEW 2017 by attending the High Level Policy Conference, by submitting their project to the Sustainable Energy Awards competition, or by organising an Energy Day.
The High Level Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. Awards for outstanding projects begin the week.
The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. Nominees are chosen from a shortlist of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. With prizes from an expert jury and European Citizens, the Awards highlight new ways to shape Europe’s energy future.
The Energy Days, organised by local public and private organisations, are activities and events that raise awareness on energy efficiency and renewables. Any activity can be an Energy Day –from a workshop, to a competition, to a tour of a power station– all engage citizens and energy stakeholders in building the Energy Union.
The Networking Village hosts exhibitions, presentations, a Speakers’ Corner and one-to-one meetings. It is a key feature of the Policy Conference – a place for the EUSEW Community to exchange ideas.
EUSEW is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), in close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENERGY).
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.
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.
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.
CommONEnergy Final event & Shopping Center Retrofitting Award Ceremony
The CommONEnergy Sustainable Building Challenge is a competition for renovated high performance shopping centres organised in the context of the FP7 European project CommONEnergy. The objective of the competition is to identify and award the European best practices for retrofitted shopping centres to provide examples useful for future renovations, targeted to improve the sustainability of retail buildings.
At this final event the awards will be celebrated together with the results of this FP7 project.
13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS 2017)
1. Characterization (microstructure, thermal characteristics, internal pressure, air permeability, gas diffusion, as adsorption...)
2. Heat, Air & Moisture Transfer, from materials to building scale
3. Ageing (film, core material, panel)
4. Envelope - Films
5. Advanced Porous Materials - Core Materials (Fiber Mats, Cellular Foams, Aerogel, Porous Silica…)
6. Life Cycle Assessment, Embodied Energy, Recycling
7. Applications: Building, Refrigeration, Transportation
8. Assessment of Performances & Standardisation
You are warmly invited to take part to this symposium and we welcome you to submit short abstracts (with maximum 200 words in MSWord format) covering the topics listed below on the submission site: (ivisparis2017.org) by January, 13th 2017.
Abstracts will be reviewed and sorted either for oral presentations or posters.
For both, oral presentation and posters, an extended abstract of two pages will be requested and published in the IVIS2017 Proceeding.
Accepted papers holding exceptional significance related to IVIS 2017 topics will be issued in “Energy & Building” or “Vacuum”.