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Is it time to start working for low energy buildings in South-East Europe?
The answer is yes as it will help the Region to develop the nearly zero-energy standard for reducing at a high extend the energy consumption. According to the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) this could be done by combining policy with support measures. The governments should make buildings part of their total energy strategy. The key for implementing the nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB) is the political will in every country. In February, the Bulgarian Parliament accepted amendments to the Energy Efficiency Act, which foresee working out of a national plan for the increase of the number of nZEB and introduction of certificates for energy performance.
It is important to start implementing the newest technologies that will bring considerable energy and CO2 savings and thus to reduce the energy bills. In order Zero-Energy Buildings to become a reality we need substantial supporting measures as attractive financial or fiscal incentives. This step will create numerous jobs in the construction sector and in the supply chain industry and will improve the living conditions.
Smart Buildings Conference & Exhibition will be held as a part of the 9th South-East European Forum on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Some of the speakers who will participate in the Zero Energy Buildings session are Oliver Rapf (Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Belgium); Rafael Bointner (Energy Economics Group, Austria) and Adrian M Joyce (EuroACE, Belgium).

The European Patent Office, Techem and Smart Home are among the exhibitors od Smart Buildings, which will span across the following branches: building automation systems /BAS/, building management systems /BMS/, fire & security systems, HVAC management systems, management of audio and video systems, lighting, consultancy & projects development, etc.
We are presenting below some of our partners and we hope that you find interesting facts and news on their websites.  
Have an enjoyable reading!
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            Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA)
A European Innovation Development Strategy towards Energy-efficient Buildings Luc Bourdeau, Stefano Carosio (E2BA), Belgium

A Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Industry and the European Commission

The key objective of the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA), representing a large set of stakeholders of the construction sector and associated technology sectors, is to promote the creation of an active industry for the production, supply/distribution of advanced systems, solutions and added value services with a view to satisfy the needs on energy efficiency for the built environment.
The Association is engaged since 2009 in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP EeB) with the European Commission (EC) to develop ...
         LonMark International 
Mark International is a global membership organization created to promote and advance the business of efficient and effective integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ISO/IEC 14908-1 and related standards.
ISO/IEC have approved the LonWorks platform to the highest level of ...
  National Energy Conservation Agency (NAPE)
National Energy Conservation Agency (NAPE) is a Polish energy advisory company, popularizing efficient and rational energy usage, above all in the building sector, and the principles of sustainable development. NAPE cooperates with the Energy Conservation Foundation (FPE), Association of Energy Auditors, regional energy conservation agencies, multiple foreign partners, and is the founding member of Ogólnokrajowe Stowarzyszenie „Poszanowanie Energii i Środowiska” (SAPE- Polska). NAPE’s experts possess long-term experience in the field of ...
  Inteligentny Budynek
The Inteligentny Budynek magazine’s mission is to provide up-to-date information on building technologies and solutions. The target readership includes professionals who take part in planning, designing, contracting and managing modern buildings.
The Inteligentny Budynek bimonthly covers such issues as intelligent building functions, smart grid, HVAC and ...
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The network of three websites, offers a range of services to professionals (engineers, architects and surveyors) and companies operating in similar sectors. The professional activity of our users presents some common aspects in terms of problems, needs or simply issues of interest. The main objective of the network is to identify and focus on these aspects, and work out solutions that best meet the needs resulting therefrom. This process is carried out through ...