The aim of the Conference on Advanced Building Skins is to contribute to a multidisciplinary, integrated planning approach by architects, engineers, scientists, manufacturers and the building industry to reduce energy consumption of buildings. The annual international conference attracts 600 participants from over fifty countries. The Conference will be held at the Congress Center Kursaal in Bern, Switzerland, 2-3 October 2017.
The registration fee includes lunches and the conference documentation including full manuscripts of the presentations.
Welcoming message by Barbara Egger-Jenzer, Executive Councillor of the Department of Construction and Energy, Cantonal Government, Bern:
As Executive Councillor of the Department of Construction and Energy of Bern, I am happy to invite you to the internationally renowned Conference on Advanced Building Skins. It is no coincidence that the Conference has chosen Bern as its location, as the Canton is a leading force in Swiss energy politics. Since 2006, we boast a new energy strategy and are resolute in our investment in renewable energies.
A crucial feature of our strategy is energy efficiency, for without a drastic improvement in efficiency, we will not achieve energy reform. A definite deciding factor is the area of buildings. The Conference underscores the imperative of building skins for total energy consumption in buildings, with the aim of putting scientific know-how into practice. The dialogue between science and practice should also promote the technology transfer and an inter-disciplinary procedure for building construction, which is vital for the realization of our energy strategy.
A large part of our buildings are old constructions. Thus, a lack of insulation, out-moded heating systems, as well as non-airproof walls and windows are responsible for a high consumption of energy. Energy-based renovations reduce the energy consumption of buildings. This is not only economically significant for home-owners, but also for the economy as a whole, since renovations generate employment.
Innovative insulation products represent a key contribution to an energy-efficient building skin. I am gratified that the congress is dedicating particular attention to this area and will be presenting state-of-the-art developments of insulation products.
The Canton of Bern is supporting this congress, as it brings different scientific disciplines and practice to an international platform. In this way, we would like to contribute to making the transfer of knowledge even more dynamic and encourage inter-disciplinary co-operation, while expanding international co-operation.
For more information about this conference visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dfqjq4/12th_conference