27th Infotherma International Exhibition INFOTHERMA: A Place for Discussion and Ideas
Convening the Infotherma international exhibition in the second half of January has become a tradition. The 27th Infotherma international exhibition will take place at the Černá Louka exhibition centre in Ostrava on 20–23 January 2020. Infotherma has traditionally been dedicated to heating, saving energy costs and the intelligent use of renewable resources in small and medium-sized buildings. It is the greatest exhibition in this industry in the Czech Republic, bringing together Czech, European as well as global brands and products specialized in making homes nice, warm and comfortable. Since the first event, all the exhibition nomenclature has practically remained the same, however each year it introduces new technologies and systems. There are many topics up for discussion at this year’s Infotherma to be examined at the opening programme of the exhibition and on the following four days in the expert accompanying programme. For example, new laws have been approved and more are being prepared that are highly relevant to the conference topics. The Ministry of the Environment has launched the last wave of grants for replacing old solid-fuel boilers with new sources of heat. Grants for replacing old boilers will continue further on and become part of the New Green Savings Programme within the Adaptation and Mitigation Measures sub-programme. Another hot topic will be better funding opportunities for home renovation under the New Green Savings sub-programme Financial Guarantees. There are substantial changes coming to the Czech energy industry in the years to come which will result in a dramatic decrease in fossil fuel usage. After 2021, an amendatory act will bring in many new financial tools that will
support investments in the development of low-emission technologies. A new Modernization Fund will assist the advancement of renewable energy resources, the increase of energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This fund is offered to both companies and households. The Infotherma 2020 exhibition will open with an exposition called “House Full of Energy and Information”. It will show visitors the current state of technology and introduce potential alternatives to heat homes and present new construction features. The exposition will be guided by experts from TZB-info, so visitors can ask them about individual heating products, energy costs or the operation of such homes. Infotherma 2020 is already almost sold-out, so the exhibition centre will once again be fully occupied. This proves that heating and energy savings are hot topics not only among owners of detached houses, but also for a majority of households. In the past twenty-six years, Infotherma has presented 7,454 exhibitors to 680,600 visitors. We are looking forward to seeing new exhibitors and visitors. We believe that once again, this exhibition will bring together everyone interested in heating and energy savings.
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