On November 20-21, 2019, the conference “Air quality and energy efficiency” was organized by a member of SPCleantech, the Małopolska Center for Energy Saving Construction at the Cracow University of Technology. The meeting was attended by representatives of municipalities, environmentalists, as well as scientists and entrepreneurs.
The event organizers have prepared thematic sessions at which speakers from science centers, industry and local governments presented themselves. At the conference, they presented the results of innovative research, the latest technologies for climate protection, and tasks related to air protection carried out by local governments.
The conference was solemnly opened by Vice-Marshal Tomasz Urynowicz and Vice-Rector for Science at Cracow University of Technology prof. Tadeusz Tatara.
On the first day, thematic panels were held that raised issues such as local government activities in the field of air protection, heating in reducing pollutant emissions or air quality in Poland. Among the speakers were, among others Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection – Paweł Ciećko, representative of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology – Paweł Jaczewski and representative of CEZ Skawina Power Plant – Dariusz Łapiński.
On the second day of the conference, SPCleantech was responsible for the presentation of the winners of the competition “Innovation in construction as an energy-saving key to success”, which was the accompanying event of the conference.
It is worth mentioning that a member of SPCleantech, the PalettenWerk company won the first prize for the project “Modular, prefabricated wood-based construction” in the category “Innovative companies”. President Tomasz Kozik received the award on behalf of the company.
Modular wooden houses are very modern and energy-efficient buildings manufactured in the prefabrication system. Advanced partition technology and high-quality construction and insulation materials ensure comfort and very good performance of houses – including low energy consumption, airtightness and optimal air circulation. An innovative housing estate of modular wooden houses has already been built in Libertów near Krakow.