On 11-12.10.2018, SPCleantech participated in the conference “Energy efficiency and air quality – Małopolska 2018” organized by a member of the SPCleantech shareholder, Małopolska Energy-efficient Building Center of the Cracow University of Technology (MCBE), which served the exchange of scientific ideas based on the experience of local governments and enterprises regarding the impact of energy efficiency on air quality and was also a chance to develop new solutions or to improve already known methods of struggle for the highest quality of air we breathe, because air quality is a key issue from the point of view of human health and life, and the problem that arises in harmful pollution gets more and more intensified, especially in urban environments.
To a large extent air pollution is the result of excessive energy consumption of buildings, including the combustion of poor quality fuel for space heating and hot water production. Therefore, the interconnection of these aspects provided the basis for the organization of this event.
The event was implemented as part of the City of Krakow’s Krakow Science Conferences initiative 2018. The target group of the conference were: scientists, representatives of local governments, representatives of the economy – in particular energy producers and suppliers, developers, producers of building materials and designers.
On the first day of the conference, we learned how to achieve benefits by cooperating with the Cracow University of Technology, why it is worth developing new technologies, which will await us in the near future in the area of energy efficiency. On this day, the project SPIN – Knowledge Transfer Centers was presented. It is a project combining Małopolska’s self-government with Kraków’s Universities and entrepreneurs. It shows how Universities can help in the development of new innovative products for the economy.
On the second day of the conference, research centers that operate in Poland were presented. We also wanted to show you the implementation of experimental low-energy buildings. What pays off? Is it worth investing in a heat pump, photovoltaic? Our experts answered these questions.