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“Bauen & Energie Wien 2008” – The votes are in: construction and climate protection go hand in hand!

March 10, 2008

The Environmental Protection Show in Vienna “Bauen & Energie Wien” proved just that!

48,500 professional registrants from around the world attended “Bauen & Energie Wien” in Vienna , Austria from February 21 to 24. The main focus of this important trade show is the protection of the environment by means of energy saving construction. Buildings account for 30% of the world’s total energy consumption, so it is obvious that construction and environmental protection go hand in hand. With more than 400,000 square feet of the newest environmentally-friendly and energy efficient products, ideas and technologies from 570 exhibitors, “Bauen & Energie Wien” delivered the largest industry-related event in the eastern part of Austria . “Bauen & Energie Wien” not only offered up-to-date seminars and lectures, but also answers and solutions for various projects, creative ideas on how to improve, renovate and enhance the look of a home as well as tips and advice on how to improve quality of life within someone’s own four walls.

Exhibitors and attendees alike were very pleased with the results of the 4-day event. “This has been a very successful event. Exhibitors generated high quality booth traffic even though the number of attendees was slightly lower this year compared to last year’s event,” stated Mr. Max Poringer, Show Manager for “Bauen & Energie Wien”.

According to an industry survey, the focus on climate protection in addition to energy efficiency hit the visitors’ mark. Nine out of ten, roughly 86.4 % of the interviewees, indicated that the protection of the environment is very close to their hearts. For both first-time and returning attendees to “Bauen & Energie Wien”, the main buzz words heating, energy and environmental technology were strong crowd pullers (36,1%). In addition the following categories sparked substantial interest in the visitors:

Building Materials (27,7%)
Windows and Doors (19,3%)
Building Design & Planning/Architecture (18,3%)
Roofing (17%)

The direction for the coming years is evident:

As the industry places more emphasis on sustainable building, the show will continue to position itself as Austria ’s leading environmental protection event. For further details on this year’s show, please visit www.bauen-energie.at .

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