World Sustainable Energy Days – register now!

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World Sustainable Energy Days – register now!

29 February – 02 March 2012

The World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED), the largest annual conference in this field in Europe, offer a unique combination of events on sustainable energy production and use, covering energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for buildings and industry.

Conferences – which presented the latest technology trends, outstanding examples and European strategies – and the “Energiesparmesse”, an important energy exhibition, offer ideal opportunities to establish new partnerships. In the last years, the conference attracted more than 10,000 participants from 98 countries!

The conference is organised by the O.Ö. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria and takes place from 29 February to 02 March 2012 in Wels/Austria.

Upper Austria is an ideal location for such a conference: by 2030, all electricity and space heating in the region will come from renewable energy sources. Already today, the region has a leading role in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

The conference programme is online ( available – please register now!

What is new in 2012?

The conference director Christiane Egger presents the following highlights and news of the World Sustainable Energy Days 2012:

• In the frame of the European Pellet Conference, for the first time the “Pellets Academy” takes place. It will offer in-depth information and interactive training on technologies, standards, market development, etc.

• Also part of the European Pellet Conference for the first time is the “World Pellet Business Forum”, a market place for product and service innovation, R & D results, business models, finance, inspirational case studies, etc.

• A completely new conference concept is carried out for the first time as part of the WSED with the conference WSED next! Based on a call for papers and the evaluations of a scientific committee, a number of your researchers all over the world were selected, who are presenting their work and achievements in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency.

The World Sustainable Energy Days 2012 will offer a unique combination of events:

• European Pellet Conference (29 Feb. – 01 March 12)
The world’s largest annual conference on pellets presenting technology and policy trends, markets, innovation, sustainability, finance, business models; including for the first time the “Pellet Academy” & the “World Pellet Business Forum”

• Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (01 – 02 March 12)
A conference to discuss how to achieve “high-energy performance” buildings in new construction & renovation: technologies, policies, financial instruments, best practice examples, cost optimality

• WSED next! (29 Feb. 12)
A conference presenting the work and achievements of young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency.

• Energy Efficiency Watch (01 March 12)
A conference giving an update on the progress of energy efficiency policies in the European Union, with a focus on energy services.

• Biomass Partnerships (01 March 12)
A conference presenting successful business models and partnerships for biomass heating, including contracting, district heating and supply chain co-operation.

• Stakeholder Meeting “NZEB: The vision for 2020” (02 March 12)
A stakeholder meeting focusing on the national definitions of NZEBs and issues relating to cost-optimality.

• Technical site-visits
>> Wood pellets and wood chips on 28 February
>> Nearly-zero energy buildings on 2 March

• B2B-Meetings (01 March 12)
B2B-Meetings with companies and research organisations across Europe are organised, offering opportunities to meet potential cooperation and business partners in individually planned meetings.

• Trade Show “Energiesparmesse”
Leading trade show on renewable energy and energy efficiency with annually 100,000 visitors and 1,600 exhibitors.

• Poster Presentation
The poster presentation offers the opportunity to display successful initiatives and projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Participants are invited to individually select and combine different events, special “WSED conference packages” are available.

More information:
Conference website or O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz/Austria, T: +43-732-7720-14386, [email protected],