Autonomous Management System Developed for Building and District Levels


“Re-Industrialisation of the EU 2016”, Bratislava, 26 – 28 October 2016

reineuThe international conference REinEU2016 is a prestigious event in the field of nanotechnologies, advanced materials and manufacturing technologies and it will be organised in Slovakia in October 2016 under the auspices of the Slovakian presidency to the EU Council. Its aim is to emphasize and discuss the role of science, research and innovation in the sustainable development of European economy in general and the implementation of reindustrialisation of Europe, meaning increasing the manufacturing sectors’ share in EU’s GDP from the current 16% to 20% in 2020, as set in the communiqué of the European Union “For a European Industrial Renaissance”.

The AMBASSADOR project will be presented within the conference exhibition in AMIRES booth. In the stand, poster, leaflets, presentation and video will be at disposal. The AMBASSADOR project coordinator Alfredo Samperio will also give a contribution in the session Intelligent buildings and Smart cities with the focus on major objectives and results of the AMBASSADOR project, with additional information on the business perspective for future Eco Districts.

More information on the conference is available here.

“Central Europe towards Sustainable Building Prague 2016”, 22 – 24 June 2016, Prague

CESB 2CESB16 will be the fourth conference in a row to be held in Prague on the actual topic of sustainable building. The Central Europe towards Sustainable Building Prague 2016 (CESB16) event is a part of the 2016 international Sustainable Built Environment conference series convened under auspices of the four international organizations: iiSBE, CIB, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC.

The topics for this year conference are as following:

  • Sustainable renovation of existing building stock – Examples of sustainable modernizations and refurbishments of existing buildings and districts, modular retrofitting solutions
  • Industrial heritage regeneration – Industrial heritage in urban context, adaptive reuse, industrial heritage tourism, regeneration initializing activities
  • Sustainable urban development – Urban regeneration and development strategies, spatial planning tools and methods
  • Building design process – Design strategies for energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings, design optimization tools, examples of utilisation of integrated design
  • Materials and technologies for sustainable buildings – Low-tech and high-tech materials, sustainable production and use of building materials, integration of new technologies improving sustainability of buildings
  • Decision-support tools and assessment methods – Building sustainability assessment methods, benchmarking and regional aspects, social, economic and environmental indicators of built environment, life cycle costing
  • Sustainable building in education – Implementation of sustainable building principles into curricula at various levels, lifetime education, public awareness and dissemination

More information on the conference is available on its website:

“Training on exploitation and technology transfer”, 15 – 17 June 2016, Brussels

Logo-EeB-CA2-1024x485EeB-CA2 CSA (Energy Efficient Buildings Cluster Activities Coordination Action) is organising on June 15 – 17 3 full-day trainings, taking place during the EU Sustainable Energy Week, in Brussels. The trainings are opened to participants of EeB projects and other interested stakeholders.

  • Wednesday 15 June: the training on Innovation Management will be held by the trainers Jonathan Loeffler and Eduardo Herrmann of EeB-CA2 project partner Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum. The training will sensitize participants on the importance of effective innovation management and provide an introduction to methodologies that will help to enable participants in better exploiting and bringing their innovations and technologies successfully to the market. More info and registration until 9 June:
  • Thursday 16 June: the training on Market Analysis – Key aspects to consider will be held by the trainers Elena Laina (WIP Ltd., Greece) and Shane Colclough (University of Ulster, Ireland). The training gives hands-on support on the development of market analyses for innovative solutions, especially when an organisation is planning to enter a novel market in the construction sector. More info and registration until 9 June :
  • Friday 17 June: the training on Business Plans – Tips & Hints will be held by the trainers Shane Colclough (University of Ulster, Ireland) and Elena Laina (WIP Ltd., Greece). The training will sensitize participants on the importance of a well-designed business plan and provide an introduction to methodologies that will help to enable participants in better exploiting and bringing their innovations and technologies successfully to the market.

More info and registration until 9 June is available here:

“EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016”, 13 – 17 June 2016, Brussels

eusew%20logoThe EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 (EUSEW 2016) will take place 13 – 17  June 2016, with Energy Days being organised during the whole month of June all across Europe.

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 2016 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 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 create alliances.

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables.

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.

For further information, please visit the EUSEW website.

“ENERGYCON 2016”, 4 – 8 April 2016, Leuven

EnergyconThe IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON 2016) will take place in Leuven (Belgium) on 4 – 8 April 2016. The event, which has already become one of the central events for discussion on the application of electronics, instrumentation, information and communication technology to the energy industry, is aimed at experts carrying out research focused on energy and power systems.

The conference will tackle the following topics:

  • Smart Cities and ICT
  • Transmission and distribution
  • Markets and policy for electricity and gas
  • Energy conversion

More information on this event is available here.

“World Sustainable Energy Days 2016”, 24 – 26 February 2016, Wels

2016world_sustainable_energy_welz_logoThe World Sustainable Energy Days are one of the largest annual conferences in this field in Europe, offering a unique combination of events on sustainable energy. The World Sustainable Energy Days 2016 will take place from 24-26 February 2016 in Wels/Austria. The World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED), one of Europe’s largest annual conferences in this field, offered a unique combination of events on sustainable energy.

Following the motto “6 + 3 = 1”, the conference programme offered the following events:

  • European Pellet Conference
  • European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference
  • European Energy Efficiency Watch Conference
  • Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Conference
  • European Smart Windows Conference
  • Young Researchers’ Conference: Energy Efficiency & Biomass

More information on the conference is available here.

“IBPSA 2015”, 7 – 9 December 2015, Hyderabad

IBPSAIBPSA 2015 will take place in Indian Hyderabad on 7 – 9 December 2015. This conference is the 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The objective of IBPSA 2015 is to advance the practice in diverse disciplines of building energy analysis and performance simulation. The conference is targeting audience of those working in or learning about the field of building performance simulation including building designers, architects, sustainability managers, researchers and developers.

More information is available here.

“Smart City Expo”, 17 – 19 November 2015, Barcelona

Smart-City-Expo-World-Congress-BarcelonaThe Smart City Expo World Congress is an event that has become the industry leader in smart cities. Its position as the benchmark in its sector gives it enormous convening power. SCEWC 2013 gathered in Barcelona more than 9,000 visitors, 160 companies, 300 cities represented and 3,055 delegates from countries around the world.

This year, the World Congress will take place on 17 – 19 November in Barcelona and  will introduce, debate, and share pioneering ideas and approaches from the most highlighted speakers. The SCEWC is a meeting point for companies, government, entrepreneurs and research centers to show, learn, share, network and gather inspiration to support the development of the cities of the future.

More information is available here.

“Standardisation Workshop and Introduction to European Technical Assessment”, 6 November 2015, Brussels

ECTP_logoOn 6 November in Brussels, a 2-session event on standardization and European Technical Assessment will be organised in the framework of the AMANAC & EeB-CA2 Coordinated and Support Actions, to support EeB PP projects on their exploitation activities.

The objective of the morning session, organised by AMANAC, consists in facilitating the discussion between key personnel from the various AMANAC projects and companies and institutes involved in standards and certifications.

The main focus will be the perspective of end-users on the challenges of standardisation and certification. The discussions will give insights into standards and requirements for buildings in Europe, and provide detailed information on certification, testing and CE marking for construction products. Various experts from industry will share their knowledge and be open for discussion in the frame of this workshop.

The objective of the afternoon training session, organised by EeB-CA2, is to give an introduction to the European Technical Assessment (ETA). The training is tailored to coordinators and partners of EeB PPP projects, where current strategic considerations for laying the ground for successful further development and market uptake of project results may include a CE-mark in the near future. Typically, such project results are stated with TRL 6-7. The training is also open for other participants who wish to receive an overview of the ETA. Two EOTA trainers will conduct this intensive and interactive seminar. The number of participants is limited to 15.

Both sessions are organised at BIP For Rent, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels.

Please find enclosed the flyer and the agenda. The registration website is available here.

“Sustainable Places 2015”, 16 – 18 September 2015, Savona

logo-SP2015_square-270x270From 16 to 18 September 2015 Sustainable Places 2015 conference will take place in Savona, Italy. The event builds on the successful editions of 2013 and 2014 held in Nice. This third edition is an original initiative from the RESILIENT and PERFORMER FP7 European project consortiums, aiming to generate a successful, sustainable and world-class series of annual conferences. Sustainable Places 2015 aims to gather scientists, researchers, and engineers, from research institutes and the industry, around the challenge of ensuring long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas, in a resource-constrained world. It will focus on energy efficiency at building, district and city levels. To this end, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) along with other key research domains (energy, materials, methods and practices, etc.) will be at the core of the conference. The conference will encourage networking and clustering among projects funded in the framework of the FP7 and H2020 EeB PPP. On this occasion, participants will have the opportunity to assess innovative initiatives, access up-to-date information, discuss market trends and envision possible synergies. An attendance of around 200 participants, coming from Europe and other regions of the world, is expected. More information on the event is available here.