REHVA Seminar - Zero energy buildings - Tallinn, 19-20.05.2011

Towards net zero energy buildings and building labelling


Technical session 1: Legislation and EU policy
Chair: Olli Seppänen, REHVA

Juhan Parts, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia

Cost optimal policy for energy efficiency and nearly zero energy buildings in recast EPBD Directive
Michaela Holl, the European Commission, DG Energy

EU- regulations of HVAC equipment based on Eco-design directive
Ismo Grönroos-Saikkala, the European Commission, DG Energy

Regulated air-conditioning and ventilation products based on Eco-design directive
René Kemna, VHK, the Netherlands

Technical session 2: Definitions and policy of nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB) – approaches in some countries
Chair: Livio Mazzarella, AICARR, Italy

Energy boundaries and scientific definition of nZEB based on the results of REHVA Task
Jarek Kurnitski, SITRA, Estonia

UK policy and approach towards zero energy buildings
Donald Leeper, CIBSE, UK

French policy and approach towards zero energy buildings
Jean-Christophe Visier, CSTB, France

German policy and approaches towards zero energy buildings
Michael Schmidt, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Technical session 3: Role of technical solutions in zero energy buildings
Chair: Michael Schmidt, VDI, Germany

Challenges for building and ductwork airtightness in nZEB
Peter Wouters, AIVC/INIVE/BBRI, Belgium

IAQ and thermal comfort in zero energy buildings
Bjarne Olesen, Technical University of Denmark

EPEE's heat pump manifesto: opportunities and barriers for heat pumps in buildings
Andrea Voigt, EPEE, European Partnership for Energy and Environment, Belgium

Windows and Lighting in nZEB
Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Solar shading in nZEBs
Hervé Lamy, Board member and Chairman Technical Committee of ES-SO, France

Technical plenary session 4: Case studies on nZEB
Chair: Branislav Todorovic, KGH, Serbia

Swedish experience of Total energy project BELOK
Mari-Liis Maripuu, CIT Energy Management, Estonia

Dutch experience
Wim Zeiler, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Half year experience from Daikin NZEB
Ansgar Thiemann, Daikin Europe, Belgium

French experience
Christian Rozier, Elithis, France

Finnish experiences on very low and zero energy buildings
Jyri Nieminen, VTT Research Centre, Finland

Technical session 5: Building labelling
Chair: Hendrik Voll, Tallinn University of Technology, EKVÜ, Estonia

Analysis of EU member states Ecolabel criteria for buildings
Arnaud Deneyer, the Belgian Building Research Institute, Belgium

The route of building energy efficiency development in CHINA- The role of GBAS
Xu Zhang, Tongji University, China

HVAC product labelling and certification
Sylvain Courtey, Eurovent Certification, France

Technical session 6: Building labelling schemes and cases
Chair: Donald Leeper, CIBSE, UK

Building labelling principles and systems
Hendrik Voll, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

OPEN HOUSE - Benchmarking and mainstreaming building sustainability in the EU
Holger Wallbaum,ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Green building thinking in space management - case Nordea
Juha Olkinuora, Nordea, Finland

Low2No - implementation of sustainable principles after design competition
Vasilis Maroulas, ARUP Consulting, UK

Green refurbishments in Sweden
Åsa Wahlström, CIT Energy Management AB, Sweden

Technical plenary session 7: Does building labelling lead to zero energy buildings?
Chair: Maija Virta, FINVAC, Finland

User perspective: Does building labelling lead to better user satisfaction
Atze Boerstra, the Netherlands

Building owner´s perspective
Frank Hovorka, France

Developer´s perspective
Jonas Gräslund, Skanska, Sweden

Designer’s perspective
Teet Tark, Hevac OÜ; EKVU, Estonia

Financial perspective
Juerg R. Bernet, EURO Institute of Real Estate Management, Germany

Conference summary
Jarek Kurnitski, EKVÜ, Estonia