REFURB at World sustainable energy days in Wels, Austria

– Meet. Learn. See. Enjoy!

Make sure to mark your calendars for the 28 February – 2 March 2017 and come join more than 400 experts in Wels, Austria at the meeting place for the global energy efficiency community, the European Energy Efficiency Conference as a part of the World Sustainable Energy Days.

Energy efficiency and sustainable energy use are key to boost the economic competitiveness of the EU, its member states, regions and individual businesses. Resulting economic growth provides jobs and the ability to invest in the further progress of the clean energy transition to the benefit of all citizens.

Energy efficiency for economic competitiveness will therefore be the core theme of the European Energy Efficiency Conference 2018.

Furthermore, the conference features policies, technology innovation and market development. It offers a unique combination of conferences and interactive events:

  • 5 CONFERENCE TRACKS will cover policies, markets, business models, research & innovation, technologies, financing and best practice solutions:
    • Energy Efficiency Economy Conference
    • Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings
    • E-Mobility and Smart Buildings Conference
    • Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference
    • Energy Efficiency Policy Workshop
  • INTERACTIVE EVENTS offer networking & exchanging experience:
    • A major tradeshow on energy efficiency and renewable energy
    • Technical Site Visits
    • Poster presentation


Registration & Information:

Conference website and the OÖ Energiesparverband,
Landstrasse 45, A-4020 Linz, T: + 43-732-7720-14386,,


At the conference on March 2nd, REFURB will present its main results within how to activate homeowners to make deep energy renovation:

Activating consumers to deep energy renovation in Europe


Start Stop Title Speaker name Company Country
9:00 9:20 REFURB project: deep energy renovation through one-stop-shop solutions for private homeowners Virginia Gomez Onate EnergyVille BE
REFURB is a consortium of 13 partners aiming  to inspire homeowners to move a step further with their energy renovations and achieve zero energy renovation. REFURB gives an overview in a one-stop-shop model and establishes local partnerships and energy solutions close to consumers in the participating countries. Virginia Gomez Onate, REFURB coordinator, will highlight the main results of this project concluding in March 2018.


9:20 10:00 Boosting the latent market of single family building renovation: practical experiences of Belgium Anne Goidts Bostoen BE
The Belgian  market has traditionally been dominated by single family houses. Within REFURB, how to boost this latent demand has been investigated. Anne Goidts, Bostoen, will highlight some show-cases for Belgium and the Netherlands


10:00 10:40 Full scale consumer participation: experiences from Denmark based on the REFURB platform Peter Rathje Project Zero DK
The ProjectZero transition project in Sonderborg/Denmark has  worked on consumer participation since 2009. Peter Rathje, ProjectZero will talk about the customer journey and how the REFURB-project  helped Sonderborg to achieve its full-scale consumer participation.


10:40 10:55  



10:55 11:35 Addressing the challenge of renovation at multiapartment buildings Jelena Vidovic BSC SI
Multiapartment buildings have always been a challenge to renovate due to the different profiles of the occupants. REFURB project has also addressed this issue. Jelena Vidovic, BSC, will talk about the compelling offers for these type of buildings and the concrete experience of Eastern countries such as Slovenia and Estonia.


11:35 12:15 Stimulating REFURB’s impact:  rollout and transfer in Europe Lisa Adema Leeuwarden/ Fryslân NL
The REFURB compelling offers have been tailor-made for the market segments within the REFURB countries. However, REFURB has also worked on implementation and expansion to other member countries and other market segments. Lisa Adema, municipality of Leeuwarden (Netherlands), will talk about hands-on experiences and a methodology for rollout and transfer illustrated with examples from the Netherlands.


12:15 12:30  

Discussion & Networking


Virginia Gomez Onate EnergyVille BE