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EUSEW High Level Policy Conference 2013: "Towards smart cities and smart housing in Europe"

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The event will take place on 25th June 2013, 13:00-17:00 hrs at the Committee of the Regions building, room JDE 51, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2013 High Level Policy Conference The conference agenda is attached and also available on the conference website together with an Online Registration which is now open at Please register quickly since the seating capacity is limited and registrations will be dealt with via first-come first-served.

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The event is organised as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2013 High Level Policy Conference. It aims to inform municipalities, public authorities and other institutions such as housing companies and energy agencies - struggling to meet the annual 3% renovation rate within their tight budgets lines - about ICT-based services for energy saving and efficiency. The focus will be on services which can deliver considerable savings using low-cost ICT installations, thus generating "funding" for future deep refurbishment of the buildings.

The event intends to stimulate information exchange and discussion across Europe on conditions and ideal environments and experiences from successful pilot projects offering and operating low-cost energy efficiency services to quickly deploy ICT solutions with the potential to save 10-20% of energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

The event is organised jointly by the partners from the European projects 'SMARTSPACES - Saving Energy in Europe's Public Buildings Using ICT', 'BECA - Balanced European Conservation Approach - ICT services for resource saving in social housing' and 'eSESH - Saving Energy in Social Housing with ICT' together with Energy Cities, the European Association of local authorities inventing their energy future which was created in 1990 and now represents more than 1,000 towns and cities in 30 countries and Eurocities, the network of major European cities founded in 1986 by the mayors of six large cities: Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam which brings together the local governments of over 130 of Europe's largest cities and 40 partner cities, that between them govern 130 million citizens across 35 countries.

The event will be open to public authorities of any type at local, regional, national and European level, including SMEs, global and national ICT and service providers and distribution network operators working with local consultants and energy agencies on the implementation of the EPBD and the EED on local, national and EU level.

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Werner Korte
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