Energy Efficiency Conference and Special Show at ISH
All member countries of the European Union must incorporate the Directive on Overall Energy Efficiency in Buildings into national law by the start of 2006. This incorporation process will be supported by the international conference ENERCET that will be taking place concurrently with ISH.
The conference will be be held by the German Energy Agency (dena) on 15 and 16 March in the Congress Centre, Messe Frankfurt, Saal Harmonie.
At ENERCET up to 350 participants from all EU countries will have an opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss solutions to problems – particularly with respect to the introduction of Building Energy Efficiency Certificates. The conference is being supported by the European Union. The conference language will be English.
A certificate showing the energy efficiency of buildings is an essential component of the EU Directive and is designed to provide information on the energy characteristics of the building. Rising energy costs mean it will be increasingly important for tenants and buyers of residential and commercial buildings to know, for instance, how the heating plant or heat insulation is designed in the building concerned. Energy Efficiency Certificates can create transparency here, thus providing an impetus for investment in energy-modernisation measures. Yet in every EU country the introduction of Energy Efficiency Certificates is linked with unanswered questions. Who is to issue the certificates? What facts and figures should the certificate show? Along with the building’s pure energy needs under standard conditions, should there also be a description of its structural and technical condition?
At the international ENERCET conference, various key players involved in the Energy Efficiency Certificate will be discussing these and other questions. The German Energy Agency (dena), organiser of the conference, is expecting up to 350 international participants, from government bodies and various branches of industry. Together with the energy agencies of Austria, Denmark and Slovenia, who are engaged in the conference as joint organisers, the German Energy Agency will be presenting and discussing examples of practical application, both in panel discussions and at plenary meetings. Workshops, in which smaller groups will work out model solutions to more specialised questions, will supplement the programme. The plenary sections of the conference will be transmitted live via internet.
Many speakers and participants at ENERCET will be representing companies and institutions which will also be present at ISH. In conjunction with the conference, this will provide an opportunity to use the fair to deepen both discussions and contacts. Those attending the conference will receive free entry to ISH. You can find further information about the ENERCET conference on the internet at:
The Central Association for the Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning Industry (Zentralverband Sanitär Heizung Klima - ZVSHK), together with the German Energy Agency, will be presenting a special show, entitled “Energy-efficient building technology”, at ISH in Hall 5.0. In addition, there will be daily panel discussions on current topics. The Galleria will be the venue for a special show entitled “Renewable energy in buildings.” This special show will be organised by the German Industrial Association for Building, Energy and Environmental Technology (Bundesindustrie-verband Deutschland Haus-, Energie- und Umwelttechnik) and Messe Frankfurt.
ISH is expecting just under 2,300 exhibitors and some 18,000 trade visitors, and once more will be occupying more than 254,000 square metres (gross) of exhibition space.
International Trade Fair for Building and Energy Technology, the Bathroom World, Air Conditioning and Ventilation Technology
15 to 19 March 2005
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Source: Messe Frankfurt GmbH