News from Upper Austria

Review: OEC Innovation Forum "Energy-efficient Company Buildings"

More than 140 participants (among them planners, architects, managing directors and facility managers) attended OEC's recent innovation forum on energy-efficient company buildings. The conference presented energy-efficient buildings for different uses (super markets, production plants, office buildings, shops, logistic halls, hotels and service buildings), newly built as well as refurbished. OEC partner companies presented their products and services in an accompanying exhibition.

OEC-Link: OEC Innovationsforum (in German)

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband
OEC-News: May 2014
New EU project: Streetlight-EPC

The OÖ Energiesparverband coordinates a new EU project on energy performance contracting (EPC) projects for streetlighting with 19 European partners. The project partners aim to implement 36 EPC street lighting projects in the project’s lifetime. This will help create knowledge and trust in both LED technologies and the EPC model. Recently, the kick off meeting was held in Linz.


Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband
OEC-News: May 2014
New OEC App

The Oekoenergie-Cluster (OEC) offers a new service in German: the OEC App provides up-to-date information on energy efficiency and renewable energy companies in Upper Austria. The app features an overview of products and services, information about the partner companies, a search function for sectors and technologies and the latest news on renewable energy and energy efficiency from Upper Austria. The app is available for free download in the stores of Apple and Google.

OEC-Link: The Oekoenergie-Cluster App (in German)

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband
OEC-News: May 2014
Annual report on the implementation of the Upper Austrian Energy strategy
  • The share of renewable energy in the total energy consumption (end energy) increased from 32 % (2005) to 39.8 % (2012).
  • The decoupling of economic growth and total energy consumption was achieved.
  • The use of fossil fuels has decreased by 19 % since 2005.
  • Due to energy saving measures supported by the region of Upper Austria, more than 3.1 billion kWh are saved annually.
  • In 2013, more than 4,000 new biomass heating systems and 43,000 m2 thermal solar collectors were installed.

OEC-Link: Upper Austrian Energy Future 2030

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband
OEC-News: May 2014
World Sustainable Energy Days 2014 in Wels
Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband
OEC-News: January 2014
Linz AG: inauguration of Asten’s biomass heating plant

The Linz AG’s new biomass district heating plant in Asten has been brought into operation. Two biomass boilers, offering a total installed capacity of 6 MW, and a 150,000 l buffer storage system provide district heating to numerous municipal buildings and around 1,200 homes. The approximate 6,800 tonnes of woods chips that are required annually are supplied by local producers. In addition, one fifth of the residual heat produced by the region’s water treatment plant is fed into the system.

Partner: Linz Energieservice GmbH - LES
OEC-News: January 2014
PV schools in Upper Austria: second programme

This support programme, offered by the regional government of Upper Austria and managed by the OÖ Energiesparverband, supports the installation of PV systems on Upper Austrian schools and promotes the topics of green electricity and electricity-saving at school. The first edition of this support program was a large success with the participation of 286 schools. During this second edition, ending in June 2014, a further 170 Upper Austrian school will have the opportunity to become “solar schools”.

Link: PV macht Schule (in German)

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband
OEC-News: January 2014

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