Programme (as of 5th February 2018)

Organized by: Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin and SETA Network
supported by the: European Technology & Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP PV), Brussels, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB), Bundesarchitektenkammer (BAK), Buildings Performance Institute (BPIE), Allianz BIPV, Berlin Brandenburg Energy Network, European Technology & Innovation Platform Smart Networks fo Energy Transition (ETIP SNET).

Conference programme

March 19th, 2018

March 19th, 2018
13.30 - 14.00 Registration / Coffee
14.00 - 15.30  Part 1: Contextual Introductions
  • Welcome by Bernd Rech, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Acting Scientific Director
  • Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament /Eurofores, President (bio)
  • European Commission representative, Brussels (NN/tbc)
  • Ralf Goldmann, European Investment Bank, Head of Division, Energy Efficiency, Projects Directorate (tbc)
  • Thorsten Herdan, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI), Director General (bio)
  • Silke Krawietz, ETIP-BIPV, BIPV Group Leader / SETA Network, CEO (bio)
15.20 - 15.30 Q&A Session

15.30 - 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 - 17.40 Part 2: Metropolitan Solutions Sector (Buildings + Cities)


Overview of status/wishes/strategy of the local/national building sector

  • Tillmann Prinz, Federal Chamber of German Architects (Bundesarchitektenkammer BAK), Secretary-General, Berlin (bio)
  • Oliver Rapf, Building Performance Institute (BPIE), Director, Brussels (bio)
  • Carolien Gehrels, Arcadis, European Director Big Urban Clients, Germany
  • Nicolo Guariento, ARUP, Foresight strategy, Associate, Berlin (tbc)
  Panel discussion with stakeholders and investors
Metropolitan Solutions Sector (Buildings + Cities)
  • Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament / Eurofores, President (bio)
  • Ralf Goldmann, European Investment Bank, Head of Division, Energy Efficiency, Projects Directorate (tbc)
  • Christine Lemaitre, CEO, DGNB, Germany
  • Investment Fond representative (NN/tbc)
  • Carolien Gehrels, Arcadis, European Director Big Urban Clients, Germany
  • Silke Krawietz, ETIP PV, BIPV Group leader / SETA Network, CEO (bio)
  • National Organisation of the building sector  (NN/tbc)
17.40 - 17.50 Q&A session

17.50 - 18.00 Closing remarks together with Ministry representatives (tbc)

18.00 - 19.00 Reception and Buffet


March 20th, 2018

March 20th, 2018
08.30 - 09.00  Registration / Coffee 
09.00 - 09.30  Introduction
09.30 - 10.30  Part 3: Specific developments, products & innovations
  • BIPV and architectural envelopes companies
  • BIPV R&D in national labs (overview presentations)
  • Q&A Session
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 - 12.15  Part 4: Parallel working groups
  A market pull approach is central to these workshops to answer the following key questions:
  • What innovation, be it aesthetical, technological, legislative, financial or otherwise, is required by the building industry stakeholders (developers, planners, architects, owners etc.) to enable massive-scale deployment of solar building skins/BIPV?
  • What is required to stimulate innovation among investors, building industry and PV industry through an interdisciplinary collaboration?

In the following working groups, different aspects of the workshop´s key question will be addressed and the issues discussed should lead to an effective approach to stimulate Innovation within the Energy Efficiency and BIPV sector:

1- New buildings / Focus on innovation of solar building skin technologies / BIPV

  • National developers’ / building industries’ approach for integration of energy efficiency measures and solar building skin technologies / BIPV into innovative design concepts.
  • Development of an innovative approach for façade integration of BIPV with building envelopes companies, together with developers, architects and investors for specific projects.

2- Existing building stock / national real estate companies:

Development of market approach for renovation of existing building stock with innovative building skin technologies / BIPV and energy efficiency concepts. Evaluation of various BIPV solutions, based on stakeholders’ needs.  

3- BIPV-technological needs and opportunities for the national building material and PV industry; Input for national research & development approach

4- Improvement of financial conditions: Development and preparation of a market analysis of financial support instruments for innovative BIPV projects in new buildings and in existing building stock (financial institutes, specialized banks, developers, building material industry, BIPV industry representatives).3

12.30 - 13.00  Part 5: Results: Where is the need for innovation, what measures should be executed?
(reporting to full audience)
13.00 - 13.30  Part 6: Concluding remarks & Actions (Silke Krawietz, Rutger Schlatmann)
13.30 - 14:30  Lunch

3 based on the EEFIG report prepared for European financing mechanisms for energy efficiency projects;
suggestion for new report: ‘How to integrate innovative BIPV projects into existing and new EE financing mechanisms’