x14_Programme: Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Opening presentations
9:00 – 9:10 Opening
DI Theodor Zillner,
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Dr. Martina Schuster, Ministry of Life
9:10 – 9:30 Vienna challenges
Christoph Chorherr, Member of the Vienna State Parliament and Municipal Council
9:35 – 9:55 The Vienna Urban Development Plan 2025 and the significance of a dense city
Thomas Madreiter, City of Vienna Director of Urban Planning
10:00 – 10:20 From Buildings to Communities: Sustainable Urban Transformation in Canada
Jonathan Westeinde, Canadian Green Building Council
10:25 – 10:45 Planning cities for the future – the UK’s challenge to optimise space and resources in a crowded society
Georg Karabaczek, WKO (Austrian Economic Chamber) London
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 – 11:40 Passive-house regions are shaping the energy transition
Witta Ebel, PH Institut Darmstadt (Germany)
How can we green our cities?
11:45 – 12:05 Striking the balance between density and quality in urban development with regard to open spaces
Thomas Knoll, Knollconsult Umweltplanung, Vienna
12:10 – 12:30 Green roofs and living walls – green building components for concentrated cityscapes
Ulrike Pitha, Bernhard Scharf and Vera Enzi, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
12:35 – 12:55 Density and greening of housing developments as perceived by the population
Alexander Keul, Elisabeth Nowak, Matthias Kiefer, University of Salzburg
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break
In parallel: guided tours of trade fair provided in German and English
– In parallel: Business Speed Dating
Valuation of urban quarters
15:00 – 15:20 Densifying with quality in mind – application of Metron density box
Jürgen Hengsberger, Metron raumentwicklung AG, Brugg (Switzerland)
15:25 – 15:45 Energy-related spatial planning – promoting energy transition by way of spatial-planning tools
Gernot Stöglehner, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
15:50 – 16:20 Coffee break
16:20 – 16:40 Boosting energy efficiency in the process of urban densification by way of building-component activation via “heating and cooling”
Reinhold Lindner, Harald Kuster, Bau!Massiv!
16:45 – 17:05 Housing-comparison tool for urban dwellers: smart, sustainable – but also dense?
Susanne Supper, ÖGUT (Austrian Society for Environment and Technology)
17:10 – 17:30 To save expenses on energy efficiency is unaffordable!
Martin Ploss, Energy Institute Vorarlberg
18:00 ÖGNB (Austrian Sustainable Building Council), klima:aktiv and European Green Building award ceremony

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