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Smart Buildings for a greener Europe - Workshop presentations available

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Smart Buildings for a greener Europe - Workshop presentations available

Update 2017.02.23: The event's livestreaming videos are now available.

On 14 February 2017, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Concerted Action (CA) organised the workshop “Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practice”. Around 120 participants attended the event held in Malta, and several more joined it through a live web streaming. Promotion of the event and public participation, including collection of questions via email and Twitter, as well as feedback to the audience during the webcast was provided by BUILD UP, Europe’s reference portal for energy efficiency in buildings.


The event panel included experts from industry, academia and the European Commission who gathered to discuss “What are smart buildings?” and “How can they help improve the energy efficiency of Europe’s building stock?” The experts were also called to answer a variety of questions raised by the participants on site or via twitter/email.


Presentations & speakers included:


  • Welcome, Jens Laustsen, CA IV EPBD Coordinator
  • The role of smart buildings for energy efficiency, Doris Österreicher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • The emerging practice in Malta for smart buildings, Greta Caruana Smith, Building Regulation Office, Malta
  • Smart buildings in the context of the EPBD, Sylvain Robert, European Commission DG Energy
  • Voluntary certification for automation and controls, Stephan Kolb, eu.bac
  • Demand response in blocks of buildings: the DR BOB project, Vladimir Vukovic, Teesside University
  • Innovation in smart buildings under Horizon 2020, Amandine Lacourt and Philippe Moseley, European Commission EASME
  • Smart buildings in a decarbonised energy system, Maarten De Groote, BPIE

The workshop PowerPoint presentations are now available and can be downloaded from the Concerted Action EPBD website at the link below.