The 7th International Conference on Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings (IEECB 2012) will be held Frankfurt Germany from the 18th until the 19th of April. The conference is organized by EU’s DG Joint Research Center together with the Building Performance Congress and Messe Frankfurt. The conference is geared towards energy efficiency experts, engineers, architects, commercial buildings’ investors, equipment manufacturers, specialist planners, service providers, process workers and operators, property managers, building technologies researchers and policy makers, in an effort to network and exchange information.
Commercial buildings and their energy needs is an area that grows at a very fast pace. This is attributed in the increase of public and commercial activities that require more energy for cooling ventilation and heating, as well as lighting. In addition, the growth of the ICT sector increases the needs of data centers in electricity.
The decrease of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) is a target in many countries and thus Commercial buildings are in the frontline to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions. The reduction of GHG can be achieved as it brings financial benefits for the buildings tenants and owners. Therefore, all parties have to take the required steps in learning and setting up best practices, give technical solutions to the sector of commercial buildings, and promote investments in energy efficiency. This includes an attitude change from all parties (architects, companies, landlords and tenants) in the ways they invest and function commercial buildings.
The conference aims to address the above issues by discussing the following topics:
-ICT and office equipment
-State of the art buildings
-Equipment and systems
-Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)
-Smart building and low energy buildings
-Electricity on site production
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-Tools, regulation and policy (civil services and public bodies, private sector, hotels, restaurants commerce , banks , insurance companies, universities, laboratories, local authorities,, airports and hospitals).