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CONFERENCE
 

Date: 7 March 2017
Frequency: Annual
Sequence: 13th edition
Venue: Inter Expo Center, Sofia

The countries from South-East Europe play an important role the EU "20-20-20" targets. They are utilizing renewables and putting the energy efficiency into the heart of its transition towards low-carbon economy.

The 2016 edition of the EE & RE Conference presented the landscape of energy evolution in the Region and outline the next steps. A strong international presence of speakers and practice-oriented topics ensured great knowledge exchange.
 

  • The Minister of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria Bozhidar Lukarski addressed welcoming message at the official opening.
  • Speakers from German Sustainable Building Council, International Geothermal Association  (Germany), Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, European Geothermal Energy Council (Belgium), European Academy of Bolzano (Italy), Bulgarian Green Building Council, everiSmart (Spain), Kingspan Insulated Panels (the UK), etc.
  • A highlight was a session in a partnership with Euroheat & Power (Belgium) - District Heating: Connecting Local and Renewable Energy Sources
  • The other discussed topics were: Geothermal Heat; Energy Performance of Buildings Directive; EU Energy Efficiency Directive; Energy Efficiency Increasing in City Districts, Green Buildings, etc.
     

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Exhibitions & Conferences

Waste Management & Recycling

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition

Via Expo is a Member of:


Bulgarian Association of Recycling


Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association


Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce


German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce


Bulgarian Industrial Association

News


A New Resource for Multifamily Developers

Subtitle:  The Passive House Institute U.S. launches a website to help builders with multifamily designs Images: Reporting growing interest in Passive HouseA residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor...
11:51 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

California May Have A Lot More Water Than It Knew

Subtitle:  A new study finds that the state may have three times as much fresh groundwater as thought earlier Images: A new study has tripled the amount of fresh groundwater in California that could be used for drinking and irrigation...
29/06/16|01:37 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Sand for Construction Is Vanishing

Subtitle:  A boom in urban development has brought a run on the kind of sand that can be used in concrete, glass, and asphalt — and mining it comes at a very high cost Images: If someone were to compile a list of things we're not likely to run out of, ever, wouldn't sand be at or near the top? That's a logical assumption, but it turns out that we're using sand for construction at such a blinding rate that it's in short supply in some areas, and mining what's left is taking its toll on the environment...
28/06/16|03:18 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Nuclear Closure, Design Competition, Tesla Offer, Nest Thermostat

Subtitle:  A roundup of recent developments in green building Images: read more
25/06/16|01:35 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Resilient Food Supply Systems

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  Experiments with food self-sufficiency Images: GBAGreenBuildingAdvisor.com has published a lot of articles about resilience — for example, articles pointing out that well-insulated buildings with low levels of air leakage are more resilient than code-minimum buildings...
24/06/16|02:45 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Maine Gets Another Passive House Multifamily Project

Subtitle:  The development team looked for ways to keep costs down while accelerating the construction schedule Images: On November 21, three days before Thanksgiving, developers plan to complete Bayside Anchor, a mixed-use apartment building in Portland, Maine, built to meet the Passive HouseA residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor...
24/06/16|02:19 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Factories Gear Up for Passive House Building

Subtitle:  Plants on both sides of North America specialize in superinsulated panelized building components Images: Factories designed to turn out prefabricated components for Passive HouseA residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor...
21/06/16|02:20 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Remodeling Contractors Talk About Energy Retrofits

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  Owners want to fix up their homes — but some of them aren’t sure they want to invest in energy efficiency Images: One of the liveliest sessions at this year's NESEANorth East Sustainable Energy Association...
17/06/16|03:06 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Greenhouse Gases, Car Chargers, Zero-Carbon Development, Green Features

Subtitle:  A roundup of recent developments in green building Images: read more
16/06/16|11:58 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Coal Production Hits 35-Year Low

Subtitle:  The decline in coal mining seems to be picking up momentum as bankruptcies, cheaper natural gas, and renewables all take their toll Images: Bankruptcies, a move toward cheap natural gas, and increased pressure from renewable energy all are eating into the production of coal, bringing it to a level not seen in the last 35 years...
14/06/16|10:59 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

U.S. Will Get Its First Passive House Church

Subtitle:  A congregation in upstate New York looks forward to low energy bills and more community giving Images: Seventh-day Adventists in Kinderhook, New York, have moved into their new church, likely to become the first church in the U...
13/06/16|11:55 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Nailbase Panels for Walls

Prime:  prime Subtitle:  Panels made from a layer of rigid foam glued to OSB sheathing are increasingly being installed on walls Images: These days, lots of builders are installing a continuous layer of rigid foam on the exterior side of their wall sheathingMaterial, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping to create a rainscreen...
10/06/16|02:01 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Saving Water Saves Energy, Too

Subtitle:  Water conservation efforts in California have reduced power consumption and lowered greenhouse gas emissions Images: An emergency water conservation campaign in California to cut consumption by 25% also saved enough electricity over a nine-month period to power 135,000 homes for a year, according to an analysis from the University of California-Davis...
10/06/16|11:31 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Forecasts See $1-Per-Watt Solar Ahead

Subtitle:  Although falling PV prices are likely to meet the government's SunShot Initiative target, solar electricity still faces a variety of challenges Images: The cost of to install a utility-scale photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight...
09/06/16|01:00 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Will Taxpayers Get Stuck With Coal’s Cleanup Tab?

Subtitle:  Regulators grow more concerned that bankrupt coal companies are not setting aside enough money for restoration Images: Regulators in Appalachia are worried that coal companies forced into bankruptcy won't have enough money to pay for reclaiming stripped mountain tops and polluted rivers, leaving taxpayers to pick up at least some of the tab...
08/06/16|12:50 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

Living on a Trickle of Electricity

Subtitle:  In the wake of Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan, a textile artist installs a tiny solar array and goes off-grid Images: The crippling earthquake and tsunami that struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Japan in March 2011 was still causing problems for customers of the Tokyo Electric Power Company more than a year later, and the rolling blackouts were enough to convince a textile artist named Chikako Fujii that her life would be better off without a connection to the grid...
06/06/16|01:00 -- greenbuildingadvisor.com

 

 

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