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International Conference: Towards Net Zero Energy Buildings


30.04.2013 kl. 09.30 - 16.30



8.00-9.15 Arrival and conference registration

Opening of Conference
Mayor Ayfer Baykal, Technical and Environmental Administration, Municipality of Copenhagen


International Research Activities on Energy-Efficient Buildings

IEA ECBCS Research Strategy and Programme, Chairman Andreas Eckmanns, SwissFederal Office of Energy, Switzerland.
- Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings, Operating Agent SHC Task 40 / ECBCS Annex 52, Josef Ayoub, Concordia University, Canada
10.30-10.45  Break

- Visions of the Danish Government for Energy-Efficient Buildings
Minister of Climate, Energy and Buildings, Martin Lidegaard

- The Danish Energy Strategy and Implications for the Building Sector
Peter Bach, Danish Energy Agency

- Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon and Energy Buildings
Jens Laustsen, Global Building Performance Network

- Danish Research Activites on Zero Energy Buildings and Smart Grids
Strategic Research Centre for Zero Energy Buildings, Head of Centre, Per Heiselberg, Aalborg University, Denmark
Smart Grid - IPower , Søren Østergaard Jensen, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark

12.30-13.30  Lunch

Session A: Understanding NetZEB
Overview of existing nZEB definitions in EU, Eike Mausell, Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Germany
• NZEB definition evaluation tool, Igor Sarotri, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Norway
Implications of definition on energy systems, Federico Noris, EURAC Research, Italy
LCE analysis of buildings - Taking the step towards Net Zero Energy Buildings, Björn Berggren, Skanska, Sweden

Session B: Active Houses - methodology and examples towards NZEB
Introduction to the new Active House specifications and the evaluation methods, Carsten Rode,Danish Technical University, Denmark
Active House case studies of field performance as a benchmark in 2020 regulation, Lone Feifer, VELUX, Denmark
Experience with the design on energy efficient buildings with focus on concepts and solutions for new build and renovation projects, Susanne Kuehn, Rockwool Scandinavia, Denmark
Development of ’free’ groundwater cooling system for future buildings, Andres Nielsen, Grundfos, Denmark

Session C: NetZEB Grid Interaction
NetZEB in a future 100% renewable energy system, Henrik Lund, Aalborg University, Denmark
High resolution indicator for grid interaction, Jaume Salom, IREC – Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, Spain
Mapping NetZEB in an energy system context, Bernd Møller, Aalborg University, Denmark
Using the thermal performance to obtain zero energy buildings, Henrik Madsen, Danish Technical University, Denmark

15.00-15.30 Break

Session D: NetZEB Modeling and Design
Modelling and design of Net-zero energy solar buildings and integration of dynamic building envelope systems, Andreas Athienitis, Concordia University, Canada
Demand side optimization in smart and green buildings, Guiseppe Constanco, Danish Technical University, Denmark
Will building-class (near ZEB) ever meet cost optimum requirements? Kim B. Wittchen, SBi/Aalborg University, Denmark

Session E: Lessons learned from NetZEB Case Studies
Annex 52 cases studies, Michael Donn, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Recommended building solutions, Francois Garde, Universite de la Reunion, Reunion Islands
Lessons learned from the Danish BOLIG+ project, Søren Dyck Madsen, The Ecological Council, Denmark

Session F: NetZEB PhD project achievements
Cost optimization in NetZEB supply system design, Christian Milan, Aalborg University, Denmark
Intelligent glazed facades, Frederik Winther, Rambøll, Denmark
A trade-off between energy savings and energy production. Cost analysis of a multi-storey Net ZEB, Anna Marszal-Pomianowska, Aalborg University, Denmark

16.30-17.15 Near Zero Energy Buildings – Pushing innovation to the limit.
Signe Kongebro, Henning Larsen Architects, Denmark
17.15 Closing of Conference
17.30 Networking reception


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