Conference on Advanced Building Skins

28-29 October 2014, Bressanone, Italy


The main objective of the conference is to contribute to a multidisciplinary, integrated planning approach to sustainable façade design, and to create a dialogue among architects, engineers, scientists, energy managers and manufacturers with the aim of reducing energy consumption while improving the comfort and health of building occupants.

All presentations willl be held in English.


Scientific Conference Committee:

  • Cinzia Abbate, AeV Architetti, Rome, Italy
  • Marilyne Andersen, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Rachel Becker, Director, National Building Research Institute, Haifa, Israel
  • Michael Garrison, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Hans-Martin Henning, Head of Thermal Systems and Buildings, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
  • Eckhart Hertzsch, Project Manager 'City of the Future', Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Germany
  • Andreas Karweger, General Manager, Economic Forum, Munich - Bolzano
  • Leo Lau, Director, Green Energy and Green Manufacturing Technology R&D Center, Chengdu, China
  • Dieter Moor, Ertex-Solar, Austria
  • Wolfram Sparber, Director, Department of Renewable Energies, European Academy, Bolzano, Italy
  • Mitsuhiro Udagawa; Department of Architecture, Kogakuin University, Japan
  • Stephen Wittkopf, Technology & Architecture, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
  • Yigsaw Yohanis, School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, United Kingdom

Registration Fee:

The cost to participate at the ENERGY FORUM is €580 which includes all conference documentation, lunches and coffee breaks. Participants who register by 30 June will receive a 20% discount.


How to get there:

The conference centre is located in the heart of Bressanone in northern Italy, close to the border with Austria. Bressanone has a train station for all trains travelling on the Innsbruck-Verona route. The nearest airport is Bolzano (distance 40 kilometers) which has several daily flights to and from Rome. The nearest international airports are Innsbruck (80 kilometers), Verona (190 km), Munich (260 km) and Milan (330 km). There is a Shuttle bus to/from Munich Airport that runs five times a day. In addition, we will provide a shuttle bus to Bressanone at the airports of Munich (pickup in the morning of Oct 27) and Innsbruck (pickup in the evening of Oct 27).


For more information including hotel accommodation in Bressanone, please visit our page “How to get there”.



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