Welcome to the first Nordic Conference on Zero Emission and Plus Energy Buildings

Welcome to the first Nordic Conference on Zero Emission and Plus Energy Buildings

The conference presents state-of-the art research and practical solutions that pave the way towards a low carbon built environment, with a focus on Nordic countries.

The Powerhouse Brattørkaia project, exterior illustration

During the conference you will experience more than 70 presentations from practitioners and researchers in the field. You may also visit exhibitions, participate in workshops, and join excursions to realized Zero Emission and Plus Energy Buildings in the area, e.g. the PowerHouse Brattørkaia.


Papers from Nordic ZEB+ 2019

The papers from the conference are now published at IOP Science.


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Presentations from Nordic ZEB+ 2019

View presentations from the conference


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6 November

09:30-10:15 ‘The development and management of carbon neutral buildings: Challenges and opportunities’
Anna Denell, Sustainability Director at Vasakronan, Sweden

17:00-17:45 ‘Is Heaven a Place on Earth?’
Kjetil Thorsen, Partner of Snøhetta, Norway

7 November

09:00-09:45 ‘The world needs a new approach. Buildings as key players in the transformation to a low carbon society’
Harald Schnur, Division Director, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Finland and Baltic countries

09:45-10:15 ‘How to deal with the users? Consumer roles and everyday practices in Zero Carbon Built environments’
Kirsten Gram-Hanssen, Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark

17:00-17:45 ‘Is this enough to save the future? The added value of buildings with integrated sustainability concepts’
Matthias Schuler, founder of Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Germany



There are several ways to participate in the conference:

The Research Presenter Track

You submit and present a scientific paper, accepted papers will be published in IOP Science Conference Series, which provides open access and is indexed by Scopus. There will also be the possilbity to present only a poster without a formal oral presentation.


The Practice Presenter Track

You submit and present some experiences from working with projects in your professional life. You do not have to write a full paper, only a one page abstract. The abstract and presentation may be in English or in a Nordic language. There will also be the possibility to present a poster or an exhibition, without a formal oral presentation.


The Spectator Track

You only register for participation at the conference, without presenting anaything. You will listen to presentations of research and practical experiences presented at the conference. You may also attend excursion and workshops that will be arranged during the conference.


Partners - logos


NTNU logo Sintef logo Skanska logo Enova logo Futurebuilt logo DIBK logo VKE logo Snøhetta logo Trondheim Municipality logo Trøndelag logo ZEN logo Research council of Norway logo

Time and place RSB

Time & place
1st Nordic ZEB+
6 - 7 November 2019
(Post-conference Excursions 8 November)
Clarion Hotel Trondheim
Brattørkaia 1, 7010 Trondheim, Norway
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