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4th MEnS Front Meeting of Skills on NZEB and retrofit for buildings managers and professionals

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The MEnS Consortium is having the fourth and last Front Meeting of Skills, from Tuesday 20 June to Thursday 22 June 2017, at the University of Brussels (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium.
The Front Meetings of Skills is an interdisciplinary novel training activity created as part of a European funded project, MEnS, Meeting of Energy Professional Skills.
To know more about MEnS, please visit the project website here:
The FMS consists of a mix of presentations, practical assignments, use of design tools, experience exchanges and building site technical visits.
You will learn from the experiences of the international key industry representatives, architectural and engineering firms and relevant organisations in terms of innovative and successful approach to NZEB and retrofit projects.
The contents will always refer to new and existing buildings and practical experience.
Three half days will be dedicated to three guided visits to exemplar buildings, where you will have the chance to interact directly with the involved group of professionals.
This will be an opportunity to expand your professional network and to link with like-minded practitioners, stakeholders, manufacturers and businesses from all around Europe.
The activities are addressed to professionals within the construction sector. The aim is to increase the skills and knowledge towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, with a specific focus on existing buildings.

During the 3 days of the Front Meeting of Skills, you will learn about the following key topics:

1. The Business Case for NZEB: opportunities for professionals, employers and the wider society
- The Business Case for NZEB in new and existing buildings, innovative funding mechanisms and policy frameworks for energy related interventions.
- Design and comfort considerations of NZEB.
- Economic and financial aspects of NZEB in existing buildings and whole life approach.

2. High quality buildings through an integrated and interdisciplinary approach
- Building Information modelling: state of the art and future developments, current use in small and big design principles, best practices and case studies. New building technologies and integrating material.
- Integration and local use of renewable energy sources and in particular photovoltaics, heat pumps, Combined Heat and Power, storage systems and energy efficient appliances.

Architects, Engineers, Facilities Managers, Surveyors, Designers, Building Managers, Energy Managers...
.... And any other professional involved with buildings design, construction and/or operation in Housing Associations, construction materials manufacturers, building services providers, smart homes and energy monitoring systems, building energy modelling technologies.

Day 1 - Tuesday 20 June, 2017
9.30 am – 5.00 pm
ULB (campus Solbosch)
Avenue A. Buyl, Brussels, Belgium
Day 2 - Wednesday 21 June, 2017
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
ULB (campus Solbosch)
Avenue A. Buyl, Brussels, Belgium
Day 3 – Thursday 22 June, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
ULB (campus Solbosch)
Avenue A. Buyl, Brussels, Belgium
and at Brussels Environment Building (BEL)

Participation is free.
The attendance to the 3 days of training activities, the guided technical visits and the transportation to and from the technical visits on all days are FREE of charge for all attendees.
A cocktail will be organized at the end of the 3rd day.
Limited places are available. Participants will be selected to get a balanced representation of current professionals (designers, building managers, etc.) and unemployed aspiring graduates, from a variety of appropriate science and technology degree disciplines.
For the eligibility criteria please visit the registration page here.
Application Survey:
Fill in the application form on MEnS Portal.
Please note that only completed applications will be considered.
All the collected data will be used for internal use only, in order to ensure a proper selection process and for you to get the best from this experience.

MEnS project Consortium, ULB
Contact Name:
Prof. Patrick Hendrick
Contact Email: Source Language:

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