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SEE Forum ‘Smart BUILDINGS’ 2013

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The world is transforming with an extreme speed - the current model of overproduction and consumption is not eco- friendly and we are all looking towards the new economy, built on eco-innovation and high efficiency. In the near future, smart buildings will become an essential part of the urban environment, because they are adequately prepared to respond to the current challenges. They can reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 50% to 70% and save 30% to 50% in water usage.

Keeping pace with the global changes, the Smart Buildings will be a new accent of the 9th Eco Forum & Exhibition for South-East Europe (29-31 May 2013, IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria), organized by Via Expo.

Keeping pace with the global changes, the Smart Buildings will be a new accent of the 9th Eco Forum & Exhibition for South-East Europe organized by Via Expo.  

The event will be a platform for know-how transfer and new business contacts with the local players: experts, managers, investors and municipality representatives from South-East Europe, attending the Forum.


The Conference

The speaker list includes the names of Adrian M Joyce (EuroACE, Belgium), Rafael Bointner (Energy Economics Group, Vienna University of Technology, Austria), Jan Demeester (European Patent Office, Austria), etc.

Eric Bloom, from Navigant Research, will make a presentation ‘Ten Trends in Smart Buildings’. Energy providers and service companies, architecture, engineering and construction firms, commercial building owners and managers, government agencies, etc. will be acquainted with the most attractive business opportunities in the sector. Emerging technologies such as building energy management systems (BEMS) and LEDs will change the way in which the buildings are operated. In addition, an increasingly stringent regulatory landscape is driving demand for more energy efficient products and services.

Clemens Haury, European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, will review the European legislation on energy efficiency in buildings. Experts from the Bulgarian Facility Management Association and Bulgarian Green Building Council will point out the perspectives in the development in smart buildings and facility management sectors in Bulgaria. In the following years the country will face the necessity of skilled staff and implementation of smart buildings solutions.   

The discussion “How to Implement More Effectively the Energy Efficiency in Buildings? will explore the financial, and technological challenges in the building industry.

Building automation and management systems, energy-saving solutions will be presented at the parallel Exhibition.