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.
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.
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