9th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities (IEECB&SC’16)

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Frankfurt during Light+Building

Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

16/03/2016 09:00 to 18/03/2016 18:00
Abstract deadline: 
2015-11-15 23:59
Draft paper submission: 
2015-11-27 00:00 to 2016-01-22 23:00
Final paper deadline: 
2016-03-13 (All day)
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The commercial and public building sector is one of the fastest growing energy consuming sectors. This is mainly due to the growth of commercial and public activities and their associated demand for heating, cooling ventilation (HVAC), ICT services and lighting.

Commercial and public buildings, and urban areas are a key area where the CO2 reduction could be achieved in a cost-effective manner. As a consequence all actors need to take all necessary steps to disseminate good practice, foster investments in energy efficiency and provide technical solutions for the commercial building sector.  This includes behaviour changes on how companies, architects, urban planner and building occupiers invest, design and operate non-residential buildings.

The integration of distributed generation, district heating and cooling  and renewable energy sources (RES), demand response and smart grids would enable further CO2 and energy saving and pave the way for Net Zero Energy Buildings and Districts. Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), utilities and facility management companies offer advanced solutions to monitor, manage and reduce the energy consumption in commercial buildings. .

Because very often building energy performances can more cost-effectively be optimized at district or urban level, this year the conference will have a special track on smart and sustainable districts and communities/ This track includes examples of low energy districts and communities, and building integration in smart energy systems, sustainable urban planning.

A number of local, regional and national policies and programmes have recently been implemented to achieve a long lasting market transformation, including building codes, utilities programmes, information and training, emission and energy certificate trading, and financial incentives.

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Conference Deadlines

  • 2015 November 15: abstracts are due to the conference secretariat.
  • 2015 November 27: notification of abstract acceptance to selected authors
  • 2015 December 11: written confirmation by accepted authors to participate at the conference
  • 2016 January 22: draft papers are due at the conference secretariat
  • 2016 February 21: reviewers' comments on draft paper by will be sent to authors
  • 2016 March 13: final papers are due at the conference secretariat for inclusion in the conference proceedings.


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  • The conference take place inside the Frankufrt Messe at the following location: Portalhaus, Level Via, Room Frequenz 1 + 2, see also the following maps: map 1 and map 2
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Session 1.a Cities I

Integrated and sustainable energy concepts for urban neighbourhoods – A generic approach based on Austrian experiences (31)

Gerhard Hofer, Christof Amann and Daniela Bachner

e7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH (Austria)


The Covenant of Mayors: In-depth Analysis of Sustainable energy Action Plans (5)

Silvia Rivas, Giulia Melica, Albana Kona, et al.

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EU)


Investigating the Impacts of Community Energy Porjects on Local Stakeholders (53)

Ayi Iboh and Ibrahim Motawa

Heriot Watt University (UK)


Integrated process of Ecosystem Services evaluation and urban planning. The experience of LIFE SAM4CP project towards sustainable and smart communities (49)

Carolina Giaimo, Dafne Regis and Stefano Salata

DIST - Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Session 1.b Lighting

A lighting retrofit intervention for energy savings and comfort optimization in an industrial building (14)

Laura Bellia, Giuseppe Boccia, Giorgia Di Serafino, et al.

DII - Università di Napoli Federico II (Italy)


Sustainable outdoor lighting for reducing energy and light waste (69)

Andreas Hänel

Fachgruppe Dark Sky, Museum am Schölerberg (Germany)


When should LED technology be used in an energy efficiency upgrade? (19)

Cynthia Jolley-Rogers and Paul Bannister

Projects and Advisory Division (incorporating Exergy Australia) Energy Action (Australia)


Flicker, buzz, instability, and poor low-end performance: understanding and overcoming LED lighting dimming challenges (75)

Sam Woodward

Lutron EA Ltd. (UK)

Session 2.a Cities II

GIS-Based Energy Consumption Model at the Urban Scale for the Building Stock (3)

Sara Torabi Moghadam, Patrizia Lombardi and Guglielmina Mutani

Politecnico di Torino (Italy)


New 3D simulation methods for Urban Energy Planning (76)

Ursula Eicker, Jürgen Schumacher and Volker Coors

Hochschule für Technik (Germany)


GIS based bottom-up approach to evaluate the energy demand for the SINFONIA district Innsbruck (AT) (20)

Dominik Pfeifer, Daniel Fischer, Petra Mautner and Wolfgang Streicher

University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Session 2.b Building Example

Lessons from the Leading Edge: What Drives Australia’s Most Efficient Buildings? (17)

Paul Bannister

Energy Action (Australia)


How the renovation of government - owned listed buildings can contribute to achieve both cultural and energy efficiency goals (61)

Pablo Villarejo and José Ramón Gámez

Polytechnic Unversity of Madrid (Spain)

Session 3.a Cities III

A novel instrument for urban energy planning in the context of climate change (62)

Claudio Nägeli , Martin Jakob and Benjamin Sunarjo

TEP Energy GmbH (Switzerland)


Public-Private Partnerships in Microgrid Development (42)

Sebastian Dern

LEVEL Agency for Infrastructure (USA)


Concerto Al-Piano: A Sustainable Urban Regeneration (95)

Roberto Pagani, Corrado Carbonaro and Lorenzo Savio

Politecnico Torino (Italy)

Session 3.b Building Automation I

European certification method for assessing the building automation impact on energy efficiency in buildings (10)

Bonnie Brook and Andrei Litiu

European Building Automation and Controls Association (Belgium)


How can EU policy frameworks best capture the potential for energy savings in the EU through the use of building automation technology? (33)

Paul Waide, Diedert Debusscher and Hans De Keulenaer

Waide Strategic Efficiency Ltd (UK)


Energy performance contracting, the royal road to increasing the competitive advantage of businesses by improving energy efficiency (9)

Volker Dragon and Andrei Litiu

eu.esco (Belgium)

Session 4a Cities IV

Campus and Community Energy Master Planning in North America based on European Best Practice (78)

Oliver Baumann, Annie Marston and Gerd Fleischhammer

Baumann Consulting (USA)


Achieving Greater Energy Efficiency through the Transition from Net Zero Energy Buildings to Net Zero Energy Settlements (86)

Afroditi Synnefa, Konstantina Vasilakopoulou and Matthaios Santamouris

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)


Operational Efficiency of the UK Community Energy Ownership Models (54)

Ayi Iboh and Ibrahim Motawa

Heriot Watt University (UK)


Crowdfunding in the energy sector: a smart financing and empowering tool for citizens and communities? (111)

Chiara Candelise

Bocconi University (Italy)

Session 4.b Building Automation II

Synthesis and Refinement of Artificial HVAC Sensor Data Intended for Supervised Learning in Data-Driven AFDD Techniques (34)

David McCabe, Daniel Coakley, Catherine Conaghan and Ruth Kerrigan

Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd. (UK)


Cloud Enabled Smart Controller for Non-Domestic Building (44)

Abbas Javed, Hadi Larijani, Ali Ahmadinia, Rohinton Emmanuel and Des Gibson

Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)


Can Energy Efficiency Services in buildings be seen as a Cleantechnology? (11)

Dirk Franco

UHasselt/PXL (Belgium)


Who's in Control: A Look at Control Systems Characteristics, Energy and Roles in Net Zero Buildings (55)

Cathy Higgins, Alexi Miller and Mark Lyles

New Buildings Institute (USA)

Session 5.a Policies & Programmes I

Design for Performance: the ingredients needed to implement an energy performance guarantee - proven in Australia, can they work elsewhere? (73)

Robert Cohen, Bill Bordass and Paul Bannister

Verco (UK)


Investing in Building Energy Efficiency to preserve Natural Capital and Human Capital (98)

Rohini Srivastava and Vivian Loftness

Carnegie Mellon University (USA)


The Impact of the New EU Energy Performance of Buildings Certification Scheme (93)

Randall Bowie

Rockwool International A/s (Denmark)


The CEN and ISO Standards on Energy Performance of Buildings assessment procedures, allowing maximal flexibility and transparency (72)

Jaap Hogeling

ISSO (The Netherlands)

Session 5.b Retail Buildings & Health Care I

Interactions of shopping centres with local energy grids (37)

Matthias Haase

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure (Norway)


Smart shopping centres, controlled emission: roof top PV power generation for a clean metropolitan city Dhaka, Bangladesh (43)

Majbaul Alam, Mezanur Rahaman and Subhes Bhattacharyya

De Montfort University (UK)


Improving Energy Efficiency in Existing Health Care Facilities (24)

James Carson, Christos Vidalakis and Joseph Tah

Oxford Brookes University (UK)


Reducing hospital electricity use: an end-use perspective (80)

Paula Morgenstern


Session 6.a Policies & Programmes  II

Lessons learned from NABERS and Energy Star - relevance to next iteration of EPBD? (97)

Adam Hinge, Paul Bannister and Lane Burt

Sustainable Energy Partnerships (USA)


Energy efficiency in public buildings under the EU Cohesion Policy in the 2007-2013 programming period – insights from the ex post evaluation (109)

Kamila Paquel, Martin Nesbit, Andrea Illes, Xavier Le Den, et al.

Institute for European Environmental Policy (UK)


Who does what with data? A WICKED approach to energy strategies (101)

Kathryn Janda

University of Oxford (UK)

Session 6.b  Retail Buildings & Health Care II

How Does Energy Efficiency Work? Shopping Malls in Istanbul (84)

Ebru Acuner, Seher Ates, Mustafa Berker Yurtseven and Sermin Onaygil

Istanbul Technical University Energy Institute (Turkey)


CommONEnergy – Transforming shopping malls into lighthouses of energy efficient architectures (89)

Maarten De Groote

BPIE (Belgium)


Ecoshopping: Energy Efficient Retrofitting Solutions for Retail Buildings – A Review of the Best Practice (7)

Andy Lewry and Ed Suttie

Building Research Establishment (UK)

Session 7.a Policies & Programmes  III

Energy Saving Cost Curves as a tool for policy development - case study of the German building stock (108)

Lukas Kranzl, Filippos Anagnostopoulos, Dan Staniaszek, et al.

Technische Universität Wien (Austria)


Efficiency potentials of building technologies and their contribution to the energy and climate change mitigation goals (60)

Martin Jakob, Marc Melliger, Giacomo Catenazzi and Remo Forster

TEP Energy GmbH (Swirzerland)


A business-oriented roadmap towards the implementation of circular integrated facades  (45)

Juan Francisco Azcárate-Aguerre, Tillmann Klein and Alexandra C. den Heijer

TU Delft (The Netherlands)

Session 7.b Data Centres

Tapping design and optimization potentials of ICT equipment and data centres (65)

Thomas Egli, Martin Jakob, Remo Forster, Claudio Nägeli and Adrian Altenburger

TEP Energy GmbH (Switzerland)


Energy Efficiency in Data Centres: Best Practices and Results (103)

Paolo Bertoldi

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EU)


Marketing Data Centre Power Flexibility (105)

Sonja Klingert and Maria Perez Ortega

University of Mannheim (Germany)

Session 8.a ESCO

Progress Report about European project EnPC INTRANS: Capacity Building on Energy Performance Contracting in European Markets in Transition (3/2015-2/2017) (1)

Konstanze Stein

KEA Climate Protection and Energy Agency Baden-Württemberg GmbH (Germany)


Energy Performance Contracting Plus: SME Partnerships for Innovative Energy Services through standardisation (6)

Aristotelis Botzios-Valaskakis, Stefan Amann and Erik van Agtmaal

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving (Greece)


Business and Technical Models for Deep Energy Retrofit - Findings from IEA Annex 61 (30)

Ruediger Lohse and Alexander Zhivov

KEA (Germany)


Review of Business Models for Energy Services Companies for Commercial Buildings (104)

Paolo Bertoldi

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EU)

Session 8b HVAC

Aspects of Energy use by UK Air Conditioning (74)

Roger Hitchin, Christine Pout, Andy Lewry, Alan Abela and Lorna Hamilton

Building Research Establishment (UK)


About actual management of large HVAC systems and about most attractive retrofit opportunities (70)

Jean Lebrun, Cleide Aparecida Silva and Jules Hannay

Université de Liège (Belgium)


Efficiency and intelligence in new and existing offices (110)

Consiglia Mocerino



Experimental validation of different air flow correlations for natural ventilation (79)

Daniel Gürlich, Tobias Erhart, Maximilian Haag, Ursula Eicker and Maren Schulz

University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart (Germany)

Session 9.a Monitoring I

Implementation of building occupancy monitoring in office building: the BOCS project (12)

Olivia Guerra-Santin, Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Jantien Doolaard, et al.

Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)


Supporting Building Portfolio Investment and Policy Decision Making through an Integrated Building Utility Data Platform (40)

Azizan Aziz, Bertrand Lasternas, Vivian Loftness, et al.

Carnegie Mellon University (USA)


Study on Database for Energy Consumption of Commercial Buildings (DECC) Part 3 Secular Change of Energy Consumption after the Great East Japan Earthquake in Commercial buildings (48)

Hiroto Takaguchi, Takehito Imanari, Shigeki Kametani, Koichi Osawa and Shuzo Murakami

Waseda University (Japan)


SWIVT as a case-study on energy management platforms supporting design, planning and operation of smart districts (47)

Mira Conci

TU Darmstadt (Germany)

Session 9.b Polygeneration

Assessing Capital Investment on Energy Efficiency Projects from a Global Energy Management Perspective. A Tri-generation Case Study (81)

Ronan Coffey, Raymond Sterling, Noel Finnerty, Daniel Coakley and Marcus Keane

National University of Ireland (Ireland)


Development of Performance Evaluation Method for Cogeneration Systems - Measurement Data Analysis and Development of Simulation Program (18)

Takahiro Ueno, Yuichi Sakaguchi, Daisuke Sumiyoshi and Masato Miyata

Kyushu University (Japan)


Biomass Trigeneration System for Retail Stores (29)

Llorente Javier, Diaz De Garayo Sergio and Zambrano Daniel

CENER (Spain)


Optimal cooling load sharing in trigeneration plants for a District Heating and Cooling network (21)

Benedetto Conte, Joan Carles Bruno and Alberto Coronas

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)

Session 10.a Monitoring II

Supporting Energy efficiency Decisions with Energy Cunsumption Data Analyses (90)

Erica Cochran, Flore Marion and Hetal Parekh

Carnegie Mellon University (USA)


Energy profile of Energy Assessments for Buildings Associated with Small Businesses (82)

Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, Monick Kumar Mahareddy, Amir Abolhassani and Ashish Nimbarte

West Virginia University (USA)


Study on hypermarket energy consumption with a Key Performance Indicator evaluation system (83)

He Cai and Wei Qingpeng

Tsinghua University (China)

Session 10.b NZEBs I

Balancing Energy Efficiency and Renewables (13)

Jessica Grove-Smith, Wolfgang Feist and Benjamin Krick

Passive House Institute (Germany)


Demonstrating Nearly Zero Energy Hotels in Europe.Examples and experiences from the European initiative neZEH (57)

Theocharis Tsoutsos, Stavroula Tournaki, Maria Frangou, et al.

Technical University of Crete (Greece)


Economic strategies for Low-Energy Industrial Buildings (25)

Pascal Brinks

Astron Buildings (Luxembourg)

Session 11.a Monitoring III

Analysis of detailed building energy consumption Using Database and Simulation tool (52)

Hiroki Tsunekawa, Shigeki Kametani, Eiji Hara, et al.

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (Japan)


Advances in Data Science for Building Energy Management (59)

Carlos Fernandez Basso, Juan Gomez Romero, M. Dolores Ruiz, et al.

Universidad de Granada (Spain)


Data gathering and architecture aspects of a major EU wide energy efficiency project for SMEs (23)

Neil Brown, Paul Fleming, Nicoletta Favaretto and Niall Sandford

DeMontfort University (UK)


Reaching energy-efficiency through customer segmentation – addressing customers according to their goal-orientation (88)

Goelz Sebastian and Kristin Goldbach

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Germany)

Session 11.b NZEBs II

Towards sustainable and smart communities: integrating energy efficient technologies into buildings through a holistic approach (85)

Theoni Karlessi, Nikos Kampelis, Denia Kolokotsa and Mat Santamouris

University of Athens (Greece)


Evaluating the Benefits of Exposing the Thermal Mass in Future Climate Scenarios to Reduce Overheating (51)

Carlos Jimenez-Bescos

Anglia Ruskin University (UK)


Energy consumption – A comparison between prediction and measured performance (28)

Oliver Ottinger, Soeren Peper and Wolfgang Feist

Passive House Institute (Germany)


Implementation of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) retrofit in Europe: a focus on the non-residential building sector (71)

Daniele Paci, Delia D'Agostino, Paolo Zangheri, and Barbara Cuniberti

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EU)

Poster Session

Innovative approaches for retail planning. The Trentino experience (Italy) (35)

Ombretta Caldarice and Grazia Brunetta


Integration of user perspective when selecting sustainability measures (36)

Thomas Baeumer, Patrick Mueller, Tobias Popovic, Daniel Worm and Stefan Zimmermann


HumbleBee is not a bug, but an innovative lighting system (112)

A. Pasqua, L. Blaso, S. Fumagalli, G. Leonardi, A. Antonelli, P. Pistochini


Case study of deep retrofitting of a residential building towards plus energy level (63)

Matthias Haase