Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities (IEECB&SC’20)

IEECB Conference

Date: 1. – 2. October 2020
Location: Portalhaus, Level 1, Room Transparenz 1 + Room Transparenz 2
Organizer: European Comission

The commercial (i.e. non-residential) buildings, public buildings and urban areas are the fastest growing energy consuming sectors and a key area where the CO2 reduction could be achieved in a cost-effective manner. This is mainly due to the growth of the service sector and urbanisation and their associated demand for heating, cooling ventilation (HVAC), ICT services, lighting, mobility, etc. Very often building energy performances can be more cost-effectively optimized at district or urban level.

The integration of distributed generation, district heating and cooling  and renewable energy sources (RES), demand response and smart grids will enable further CO2 and energy saving and pave the way for Net Zero Energy Buildings and Districts. Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), utilities, telecoms and facility management companies offer advanced solutions to monitor, manage and reduce the energy consumption.

A number of local, regional and national policies and programmes have recently been implemented to achieve a long lasting market transformation, including building codes, utilities programmes, information and training, emission and energy certificate trading, financial incentives, and sustainable energy and climate plans at community level.

The IEECB&SC’20 conference brings together key players including commercial buildings’ investors and property managers, academia and experts, equipment manufacturers, service providers (ESCOs, utilities, facilities management companies, telecoms), urban planners and local and national policy makers, with a view to exchange information and to network.

In particular, the conference aims to attract property owners, investors, architects, local authorities and urban planners to present and discuss synergies and cooperation in removing existing barriers to energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart and NZE buildings and districts.

The IEECB&SC conference will present new technologies, techniques, services, policies, programmes and strategies to increase energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and to reduce greenhouse gases emissions in non-residential buildings and district/communities and cities.

Topics presented includes:

1. Lighting and building technical equipment;

2. Building envelope and passive techniques;

3. Examples of advanced/demonstration buildings;

4. Information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and data centres;

5. Renewable energy sources, distributed electricity and heat generation;

6. Control Systems, IoT and Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS);

7. Energy and facility management, energy services;

8. Policies and Programmes (local, national or International);

9. Energy consumption monitoring and benchmarking;

10. Demand response and smart grids;

11. Behaviour and barriers to energy efficiency, Investors’ motivation and financing;

12. Sustainable and smart communities, districts and cities

The detailled conference programme will be published here soon. Due to postponement of the event, some programme changes may apply.