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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Friday, 25th November 2016

Registration open for the third Train the Trainers in Valencia

Register now for the third Train the Trainers (TtT) training in Valencia 25 and 26 January 2017

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Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and PROF/TRAC

Why does the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland participate in PROF/TRAC?

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Friday, 28th October 2016

Video of the Italian PROF/TRAC training on nZEB

Watch the video of the Italian PROF/TRAC partner CNAPPC on their nZEB training.

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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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January 2017

Train the Trainers program

Wednesday 25 Jan
Thursday 26 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

13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS 2017)

Topics :

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: ( 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”.

Wednesday 20 Sep
Thursday 21 Sep
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