SBE16 Tallinn and Helsinki Conference
Build Green and Renovate Deep

5-7 October 2016, Tallinn and Helsinki

Main theme

Build green and renovate deep

Sub-themes of the conference are

Investing in high performance

  • Quantified benefits of high performance buildings – evidence on rent, productivity, satisfaction, image, vacancy etc.
  • Inclusion of benefits in investment calculations
  • Procurement and contract models supporting ambitious targets
  • Green Public Procurement GPP
  • Integrated design methods

How to measure green?

  • Key environmental performance metrics including materials and indoor climate
  • Standards, tools and methodology developments
  • National vs. international labeling and certification schemes
  • Implementation of EU Ecolabel Criteria
  • Performance metrics in local context

Nearly zero energy buildings

  • National applications of nZEB definitions
  • Cost optimality and other experience from case studies
  • Performance verification and automating maintenance
  • Occupant behavior effects on nZEB performance
  • Energy system level impacts of nZEB buildings
  • Cross-cutting ICT solutions for smart cities (buildings, districts, mobility and infrastructure)

Deep, integrated renovation

  • Renovation grant schemes, incentives and business models boosting and supervising renovation
  • Economic benefits of renovation on project and macroeconomic level
  • Ventilation improvement, installations and systems
  • Prefabricated elements, heat pump applications and other novel technical solutions
  • Evidence from monitoring case studies

Energy aspects in land use planning

  • Energy and other relevant analyses supporting planning
  • Solar energy availability and solutions for nZEB neighbourhoods
  • Biofuel solutions for nZEB neighbourhoods
  • Tools, processes, methods and input data