The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has been
announced as the host for this year's leading European
FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation,
has selected Dublin as the venue for its prestigious
annual Congress and Conference, with events taking place
over the weekend 19 to 21 June.
The showcase of the event is a one-day Conference focusing
on the theme of energy efficiency entitled - 'Energy Efficiency:
A Dysfunctional Market - Challenges and Opportunities'
- which takes place on Friday 20 June at Dublin Castle.
Conference speakers will include -
- Professor Owen Lewis, Professor of Architectural
Science and Director of the UCD Energy Research Group;
- Dr. J. C. Terlouw, President of the Energy Research
Centre of the Netherlands and President of the Dutch Platform
for Energy Transition in the Built Environment;
- Alfonso Gonzales Finat, Director for New and Renewable
Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation within
the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy
and Transport - and
- Jacques de Meester, Vice President of the Belgian
Building Research Institute and Vice-President of the Brussels
Regional development Agency.
The second part of the conference - covering the theme of
Eco Districts - will be addressed by Fancoise-Helene Jourda,
Professor at the Technical University of Vienna, member of
the French Government's 'Plan Urbanism Construction Architecture'
and recipient of the French Order of Merit for her work in
architecture and Dr. Dieter Woerner, Director of the
Freiburg Environmental Protection Agency.
The events sponsors include - O2 Ireland, Allied Irish
Banks and CRH - the International Building Materials
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