NEED4B and DIRECTION join forces and set their sights on the World Sustainable Building conference due to take place from 28 to 30 October 2014 in Barcelona

//NEED4B and DIRECTION join forces and set their sights on the World Sustainable Building conference due to take place from 28 to 30 October 2014 in Barcelona

NEED4B and DIRECTION join forces and set their sights on the World Sustainable Building conference due to take place from 28 to 30 October 2014 in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain 14/10/2014.

vsd (News courtesy of Direction project) At this conference, which is the largest of its kind for sustainable building, the two fellow projects will deliver a 1.5-hour session on how planners and investors can benefit from best practice projects on sustainable buildings.

Chaired by Ali Vasallo from Fundación CARTIF, the lead organisation in the DIRECTION consortium, the session will draw on the expertise and perspectives of four other speakers from the two projects: Ignacio Zabalza from CIRCE (NEED4B coordinator), Ivan Lalaguna Alcaine ofINGECON, both partners in NEED4B, and Jan Kaiser of Fraunhofer IBP and Sergio Sanz who coordinates DIRECTION and who works at Fundación CARTIF’s energy division.

Under the main conference heading “Are we moving as quickly as we should? It’s up to us!”, the DIRECTION/NEED4B session will share insight on how planners and investors may benefit from best practice projects on sustainable buildings. All the conference sessions involve a cross-fire of perspectives leading to debate, and pulling to pieces certain givens in order to revamp, rebuild and reach out in a meaningful way for a greener future. NEED4B-DIRECTION session will take a thorough look into the experience and lessons learnt from across 6 countries and 11 new building demonstration sites. In all, the findings and expertise of some 25 entities from research, industry, SMEs and public bodies will be diced and sliced before the audience in order to reflect on:

  • filling the gap between methodologies and real buildings: Implementing energy simulations, LCA, BIM and IPD methodologies for the design of a low energy building.
  • lessons learnt from the NuOffice, Munich, Germany
  • saving money through reduced energy and water use, adequate monitoring, and lower maintenance costs amongst others
  • business models for energy efficient buildings in Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

The issue at hand will be developed from the perspectives offered by all those who are engaged in sustainable building projects. These include the RTD community, architects and construction companies, engineering and ICT, as well as business and planning consultancies.

The session will take place on Wednesday, 29 October 2014, from 10-11:30h, in Room B1 in the “Palau de Congresos de Cataluña” during the World Sustainable Building Week 2014.

The details of the session can be found at the following LINK

Contact: DIRECTION Communication Secretariat – email: secretariat@direction-fp7.eu.

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