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Elevators: adding value and accessibility to buildings
E2 Forum Milano Digital Talk: opportunities for building upgrades
ISH digital 2021: heating industry is ‘green deal ready’
The European Union’s ‘Green Deal’ sets ambitious climate targets. The EU wants, by 2030, to have reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent compared with 1990 levels. Before the introduction of the Green Deal, the target was a 40 percent reduction. This tightening of targets also has far-reaching consequences for the largest energy consumer in both Germany and Europe – the heating sector.
The show goes on
The past months have been more than challenging. Now, however, it almost feels as though spring is in the air with exhibitors and visitors in Shanghai enjoying a refreshing renewal of personal contacts and boosting business via a wealth of product innovations. With detailed hygiene concepts, the concurrent Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology and Parking China opened their doors in the Chinese metropolis between 2 and 4 September. These three events are Asia’s first building-technologies trade fairs to once again welcome visitors in Corona Year Zero.
Time, space and energy for new ground plans
Are we well prepared for the challenges of the future? – The first months of the crisis triggered by the Corona pandemic have shown that we are indeed: Yes, Germany together with most European countries have responded very well to the acute wave – medically, socially, economically, organisationally and also technologically. Interim balance sheets and a look into the future show that this is the case: The question of a "return to normality" can only be answered by "moving forward to a new normal life".
E2 Forum Frankfurt postponed to June 2021
In view of the pandemic-related restrictions on major events, the E2 Forum Frankfurt will be postponed from its 2020 date to 30 June and 1 July 2021. The decision was taken yesterday by the organiser Messe Frankfurt together with its partner VDMA, aiming at providing all market participants with a reliable environment for planning and presence at E2 Forum Frankfurt.
Elevator technology shapes urban life of tomorrow
The planning of new city quarters and the retrofitting of existing multi-storey buildings would be inconceivable without elevators and escalators. Modern elevator and escalator systems bring barrier-free access, energy efficiency, safety and comfort to urban buildings. Around 50 experts from industry, the real estate business and building services engineering will discuss the possible applications under the title "Innovation, digitalisation and sustainability: opportunities for buildings of today and tomorrow" at the E2 Forum Frankfurt. The innovation forum and specialist conference on 23 and 24 September 2020 is the unique platform for this cross-industry expert dialogue.
A shining example – the Light + Building Trend Forum 2020-21
Longing, delight, hope – few factors shape innovative design as much as strong emotions. Most of them have their origins in economic or political circumstances. In addition to this, the influence of ecology has grown exponentially over the last few years. This is reflected in the number of prominent activists all around the globe.
The Who’s Who of the sector: top global brands at Light + Building 2020
Some 2,700 exhibitors will be presenting their new products at Light + Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020. They include numerous international leading brands in the fields of lighting, security technology and electrotechnology, as well as home and building automation.
XaaS – What’s that? New business models on the upswing
Products and services in the field of lighting and building-services technology are increasingly being marketed in the form of subscription models. Known as ‘X as a Service’ (XaaS), ‘Light as a Service’ (LaaS), ‘Security as a Service’ and ‘Safety as a Service’, this trend offers benefits for both providers and customers. Digitalisation is not only driving this development but also giving rise to new business models. Light + Building, the leading trade fair for the sector, will put the spotlight on the innovations when it opens its doors in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March.
BIM: more efficient processes through digitalisation
Building information modeling (BIM), the IT-supported working method, is gaining increasingly in importance. BIM is being increasingly employed particularly in the design of building technology and in the process of maintenance during the operational stage. This ensures more efficient workflows, shorter planning and construction times, and better collaboration between all those involved. Light + Building, the leading international trade fair, will be providing an overview of the BIM process in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020.
Connectivity offers efficiency, safety, security and convenience of tomorrow’s urban spaces
More and more people are moving into cities. And the growing shortage of space and resources is a huge challenge for municipalities. The smart city – a connected and intelligent conurbation – is a solution to these problems. The use of digital technologies makes cities safer, more efficient and increasingly sustainable. Light + Building 2020, the world’s leading trade fair for the sector in Frankfurt, presents products for the smart city and provides a platform for smart building automation, intelligent energy management and connected safety and security.
‘Power for Mobility’ special show presents electrical infrastructure solutions
The efficient use of resources and energy not only avoids unnecessary CO2 emissions. It is also an essential prerequisite for maintaining our standard of living. At the same time, e-mobility can make an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions and is thus a key to achieving climate goals. According to calculations by the National Platform for Electrical Mobility, the number of electrical vehicles in Germany is expected to rise to between 7 and 10.5 million by 2030.
BUILTWORLD Contest selects 25 finalists at Light + Building 2020
The 25 most innovative companies in the field of construction and building technologies (ConTech) have been named and are practically on their way to participate in the finals and exhibition at Light + Building in March 2020. The renowned international jury of the Construction Innovation Contest at the end of October selected the startups and innovation companies out of 50 applicants. Their business ideas and solutions are considered to have the potential to revolutionise the construction and real estate industries.
Messe Frankfurt partners with Builtworld for the ‘built world’ of the future
The future of buildings is digital! In the face of demands for CO2 neutral economies and buildings that take into account the requirements of the climate, buildings too will need to be digitalised. As organisers of leading trade fairs for modern building services technology, Messe Frankfurt will now be offering experts from the building planning, construction and realty sectors another structure for the dissemination of innovation, contacts and new business, offering an exclusive opportunity for industry and the building services engineering trades to join up with the innovative new field of ‘Property Technology’ – including start-ups, project developers and investors in the real-estate business.
World market leaders meet with global demand for security technology at Light + Building
Security installations are becoming increasingly important – right across the world. To achieve adequate levels of security, individuals, institutions and buildings must constantly meet new standards. And, in 2020, Light + Building will be making ‘Connected Security’ a central focus of the trade fair. The Intersec Building platform, a congress format and a special-interest guide will provide discussion, information and orientation.
Degree of connectivity in real estate determines residential rankings of tomorrow
Location, location, location. You may have heard this mantra when it comes to the value of real estate. The popular credo will come to new honours in the age of digitalisation of our regions, cities and neighbourhoods. And what's more, the popularity scales and rankings of German residential cities are being reopened. Those who already want to enjoy the advantages of smartified living and working environments in Germany may not only find what they are looking for in the metropolitan cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne.
20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and pioneering work on lighting and connected building technology
Achieve more as a team, be the first to explore new worlds and relive the fascination of new discoveries. Lighting and connected building-services technology create visionary networks. Light + Building brings them to life – 2020 in its twentieth year.
ISH 2019: proportion of international visitors climbs to record level
ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, once again gave an impressive demonstration of its importance for German and international visitors and exhibitors. Achieving the climate targets is only possible by interconnecting systems and trades. With innumerable solutions, the global meeting place generated a plethora of fresh and future-oriented impulses.
ISH 2019 on course for growth with 2,532 exhibitors
The world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water continues to gain attraction, both nationally and internationally, through its strongly international orientation, its networking of the various trade sectors, and a rising density of innovation. At the same time ISH is a pace setter in issues of climate protection, design and smart building.
Campaigns against a shortage of skilled personnel: new perspectives at ISH 2019
The shortage of skilled personnel continues to be a great challenge for many companies, including those of the sanitation, heating and air-conditioning sector. Together with the patrons of ISH, Messe Frankfurt is spotlighting this issue with Career@ISH, a special offer by ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, to promote skilled personnel and trainees in the sector.
Heating with wood: solutions with a future for existing houses and new builds alike
People have been heating with wood since time immemorial. Yet, in spite of this, it is a fuel that is very much of the future and is even CO2 neutral – at least, provided that its use goes hand in hand with sustainable reforestation. But, of course, the right technology is a must.
International top brands showcase their expertise at ISH 2019
The market leaders and technological pioneers in home and building services engineering will be presenting their innovations and world-firsts at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water. With their products and services, they enrich still further the world’s largest portfolio of products for the HVAC and plumbing sector.
ISH 2019: winners of international ‘Design Plus’ competition now chosen
At ISH, which is set to open its doors from 11 to 15 March, the ‘Design Plus’ competition will reward exhibitors’ products that best combine technology and design in smart ways.
ISH 2019: colour opens the door to lifestyle bathrooms
Permanent bathroom transformation into a lifestyle room is the most powerful trend at this year’s ISH. Organised by Messe Frankfurt and the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft, VDS), the ‘Pop up my Bathroom’ trend forum presents ‘Colour Selection’, showcasing current colour trends in interior design and showing how these create new possibilities for the sanitary sector. Jens J. Wischmann, General Manager of the German Sanitation Industry Association (VDS), explains why colour is such an important topic for the next evolutionary step in bathroom design and defines the possibilities arising from the new openness for colour and lifestyle.
Kickoff: Special section Start-up@ISH 2019
From 11 to 15 March 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, will, for the first time, be throwing an international spotlight on a range of innovative start-ups in the dedicated zone entitled ‘Start-up@ISH’. To get the ball rolling, there was an exciting pitch by start-ups in Berlin recently, where the winner, the young Rysta company, secured the first exhibition-stand place.
The importance of air at ISH: good air quality pays off
People spend more than 80 percent of their time in closed rooms – at home, in the workplace, fitness studio, cinema, restaurant or other institutions. In all these places, good quality air is important for health and well-being. What, however, makes indoor air quality good? What does it depend on? And how can it be guaranteed?
ifo Institute updates sector report on home and building services technology
Increases in turnover and employment figures are what, according to the latest study by the ifo Institute, have continued to characterise the development of the home and building services technology sector again in 2018. The data was collected at the request of ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, in conjunction of the German Sanitary Industry Association (Vereinigung Deutsche Sanitärwirtschaft – VDS), the Federation of the German Heating Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Heizungsindustrie – BDH) and the German Association for Energy Efficiency in Building Services (Forum für Energieeffizienz in der Gebäudetechnik / Spitzenverband der Gebäudetechnik – VdZ).
ISH 2019: 12 colour trends win the race in the bathroom
Lifestyle is still the dominant notion behind the trends for the bathroom – and ISH 2019 will be exhibiting more shades of colour than ever before. This is how planners and industry alike are responding to the desire for individually designed, ultra-modern bathrooms, with an ever increasing variety of finishes and surprising effects. And the demand for variety is equally in evidence when it comes to materials, too: along with wood, it is marble and new kinds of metallic finishes that now play the major role. This trend applies equally to taps and mixers, furniture, surfaces and accessories.
ISH underscores the importance of European energy policy with the new Partner Country for 2019
France is the Partner Country of ISH 2019. With this commitment, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water is responding to urgent international challenges with innovative building-services technology at the same time as underscoring the importance of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Full steam ahead: new makeover for ISH 2019
In 2019, it is to reinvent itself both in terms of layout and in terms of visual impact and will, as a result, be setting new standards for the future. The inclusion of the newly built Hall 12 requires a fundamental rethink of the layout of all the halls. The new grouping for the various product groups and themes creates a clearer overview and greater transparency for visitors and achieves all kinds of synergies for the exhibitors. Alongside the new concept for the exhibition layout, ISH is also changing the sequence of days on which it is held. For the first time, the show will begin on Monday and end on Friday. This is to accommodate the wishes of the exhibitors and provides the possibility of an additional working day on which trade visitors can attend. At the same time, the new sequence of days makes it easier for international visitors to travel to and from the event.
Successful start for the dialogue between the elevator & escalator industry and the building-services sector
Participants in the first E2 Forum Frankfurt have taken a decisive step forward to the future of vertical and horizontal conveyance in buildings and urban areas: around 420 experts from the elevator and escalator industry, as well as planners, installation specialists and operators of modern buildings and infrastructures, gave top marks to the two-day conference and accompanying exhibition.
E2 Forum Frankfurt: Premiere of concepts for elevators and escalators in the building of the future
Every single day an area the size of Manhattan is built on. The number of high-rise buildings at least 200 meters high has multiplied since the turn of the millennium: The global trend towards urbanisation is shifting the vertical-horizontal transport of people and goods by elevators and escalators into the focus of planners, builders and operators of modern buildings. The E2 Forum Frankfurt takes up these challenges with a conference and exhibition on 18 and 19 September in Frankfurt on the Main.
Safe and sound: ‘Intersec Building’ puts the spotlight on safety and security technology at Light + Building
Intelligent systems are an integral part of modern buildings – as is protecting them. Surveillance, access control and data protection are equally vital. Thus, safety and security are gaining rapidly in importance for all suppliers and users.
Architecture and mobility of the future
The high-rise is making a comeback and driving the demand for elevators and escalators to new heights. New technologies in building and elevator technology are available to make buildings and districts fit for the future. The E2 Forum Frankfurt brings together experts from development and industry with architectural and technical planners and constructors on these topics at a conference and accompanying exhibition - on 18 and 19 September 2018 in Frankfurt. Participation in the conference is recognised as a training measure by chambers of architects in six German federal states.
Interview with Renato Turri: Architecture and mobility of the future
The high-rise is making a comeback and driving the demand for elevators and escalators to new heights. New technologies in building and elevator technology are available to make buildings and districts fit for the future.
IEE Expo 2018: A successful step towards taking vertical transportation to new heights
Expected to grow over 50% in the next four years the industry will reach USD 175 billion by 2021