14:00 Energy Efficiency Investments: From EU Regulations to Individual Households' Decisions

Chair: Imre Kocsis and Judit Kiss, Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Maintenance strategies and life cycle costs of renewable energy systems
  • Maintenance costs of renewable energy investments
  • Maintenance planning of energy conversion systems
  • Tools of condition monitoring in renewable energy systems

Imre Kocsis, Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Energy efficiency and renewable energy consumption
  • Relationship between energy efficiency and GDP
  • Effect of R&D on energy efficiency
  • Human capital as an incentive for application of renewable energy systems

Judit T. Kiss, Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Hungary

How to build our houses in order to consume less energy
  • Multi-criteria analysis of energy in buildings
  • Carbon-free low energy structures
  • Application of vertical gardens

Balázs Kocsi, School of Informatics, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Role of biomass in buildings' energy management
  • Surrounding biomass as improvement of building envelope's performance
  • Biomass in building envelopes
  • Biomass as energy source in energy efficient building envelopes

János Szendrei, Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Renewable energy and the lack of professionals in the European building industry
  • Lack of professionals
  • Migration of professionals problem in the European building industry
  • Innovative solutions and contractor training of professionals

Róbert Sztányi, Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Hungary

15:30 Coffee Break