The EINSTEIN II final European dissemination conference on 29th May 2012 in Brussels celebrated the success of EINSTEIN I and II bringing together key European policy and energy stakeholders. The final conference informed developing EU policy and promoted understanding of the issues. This was an opportunity for delegates to contribute to the discussions on thermal energy and the upcoming European Directives specifically addressed to this topic.

Here are the presentations from the conference: file icon zip Presentations EINSTEIN II Final Conference.zip

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12:30 – 13:00              Registration and coffee

13:00 – 13:10              Welcome and short presentation - Hans Schweiger, energyXperts

13:10 – 13:30              Centre for European Policy Studies – Jorge Nunez Ferrer, PhD

13:30 – 13:50              Intelligent Energy Europe: Boosting clean and sustainable energy solutions – Dr. Christophe Coudun, European Commission Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI)

13:50 – 14:00              Overview of activities and outcomes achieved from EINSTEIN II - Hans Schweiger, energyXperts

14:00 – 14:30              EINSTEIN Methodology and software tool for thermal energy audits - Hans Schweiger, energyXperts

14:30 – 14:45              EINSTEIN Training – Eileen O’Leary, Cork Institute of Technology

14:45 – 15:00             EINSTEIN Energy Audits – Overview of energy audits carried out in the Framework of the EINSTEIN II project -                                    Juergen Fluch, AEE Institute for Sustainable Technologies

15:00 – 15:15              Coffee break

15:15 – 15:35              Assessment of a combined cooling, heat and power plant using EINSTEIN – Alex Bertrand, Resource  Centre fo Environmental Technologies

15:35 – 15:55              EINSTEIN Audits in laundries – Konstantin Kulturer, Austrian Energy Agency

15:55 – 16:15              Standardisation – Siglinde Kaiser, DIN the German Institute for Standardisation

16.15 – 16:45              Panel discussion on steps forward, lessons learned, feedback to EU policy and legacy of project

16:45  - 17:00              Summary of the afternoon with conclusions and discussion on next steps

17:00                           Networking drinks

The EINSTEIN Expert-System Software Tool

The EINSTEIN methodology is supported by an expert system software tool that guides the user through the whole auditing procedure spanning from data acquisition, processing and estimation to the design and quantitative (energetic and economic) evaluation of alternative solutions.

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Training and certification

A standard training programme on the EINSTEIN methodology has been developed. This training programme consists of introductory and advanced training courses, together with the possibility for trainees to carry out a project work and obtain certification as an EINSTEIN energy auditor.

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