FinnBuild 2012 program
The themes and contents of this year’s FinnBuild are even more precisely aimed at the professionals of the trade. Products, services, working methods and new innovations of the building trade are on show in the exhibition. Over these four days, the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre will be packed with an extremely versatile programme.
The theme of the programmes of this year’s FinnBuild is the Future of Building. The interesting themes of the programmes include the changing energy regulations of new-building, eco-friendliness, building from wood, the grey economy, user-derived planning and life-cycle thinking.
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The future of building as a theme
The construction industry is in many ways under constant change. Stricter regulations, a large need for repairs, peoples' changing requirements and an ageing population bring along entirely new challenges for the construction industry in the future. The future of the industry is an important and interesting issue from the fair's point of view. This year, the future of building is one of the main themes at the FinnBuild fair. The future of building is discussed from different aspects in fair seminars and other events.
Seminar: Implementation of the EU energy policy and objectives in Finland
REHVA - Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations
FINVAC - The Finnish Association of HVAC Societies
All presentations before the break will be in English and all presentation after the break in Finnish.
Professor Olli Seppänen, Chair of the board, The Finnish Association of HVAC Societies FINVAC ry
Ms. Maija Virta, President, The Federation of Finnish HVAC Associations
Improvement of energy efficiency of buildings in EU
Policy Officer Ismo Grönroos-Saikkala, Energy Efficiency Unit, DG Energy, European Commission
EPBD implementation situation - Finland slowing down
Senior Lead, Built Environment, D.Sc. (Tech.) Jarek Kurnitski, Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund
HVAC products subject to stringent mandatory energy requirements sooner or later. Are we prepared?
Chairman Jorma Railio, REHVA Technology and Research Committee
Cost-optimal level study of energy performance requirements for buildings
Lic.Sc. (Tech.) Mika Vuolle, Equa Simulation Finland Oy
Finnish Roadmap of building regulations towards nearly zero energy buildings
Director Teppo Lehtinen, construction unit, Ministry of the Environment
Energy performance certificates and requirements for inspectors
Secretary General Hannu Sipilä, Federation of Finnish HVAC Associations
Energy Efficiency in Viikki Environment House
CEO Juha Pentikäinen, Climaconsult Finland Oy
Low energy case Manskun Rasti
Design Manager, Pellervo Matilainen, Skanska
Spotlight on innovation – FinnBuild Highlights
FinnBuild Highlights, a selection of the most interesting new products and solutions presented at the fair, will be chosen once again this year. The Highlights are chosen by an independent panel of judges, and suggestions for the Highlights can be submitted by all FinnBuild 2012 exhibitors. FinnBuild Highlights will be presented to visitors during the fair in a special exhibition at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre.
For the third time, an impartial jury will choose the FinnBuild Highlights, a selection of the most interesting innovations at the fair. Entries for Highlights can be submitted by all FinnBuild exhibitors. Apart from the Highlights, we will promote other innovations at the fair; on the event website, for example. Read more >>