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World Sustainable Energy Days 2016 – review

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. The 2016 conference, which was held from 24 – 26 February in Wels/Austria, attracted around 700 participants from 57 countries. Read the conference review. Following the motto “6 + 3 = 1”, WSED offered:

WSED-2016 entrance

6 conferences:
· European Pellet Conference
· European Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Conference
· European Energy Efficiency Watch Conference
· Energy Efficiency Services Conference
· Smart Facade Materials Conference
· Young Researchers Conference: Energy Efficiency & Biomass

3 hands-on events:
· tradeshow “Energiesparmesse” (energy saving measures)
· cooperation platforms on pellets and energy efficiency in buildings
· site visits on “pellets & wood chips” and “nearly zero energy buildings”


Philipp Greindl

Energy Efficiency Services Conference:

sl-epc logo The Energy Efficiency Services Conference was held on 25 – 26 February 2016. The focus of the first conference day was on business models for sustainable buildings and examples for successful energy efficiency services in the building sector. The second part of the conference was the workshop: “How to dynamise energy performance contracting (EPC) markets?”. This conference was organised as part of the IEE-project “Streetlight-EPC”:


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