CONECO and RACIOENERGY Brought New Trends in Energy Efficiency

The 35th international construction fair Coneco and 24th energy efficiency fair Racioenergy culminated on Saturday in Incheba Bratislava. From 26th to 29th March 2014, the fairs were visited by 92.754 visitors. The total area of 35.000 m2 presented 475 exhibitors from 9 countries.

The opening ceremony took place on the second day of the fair represented by The Meeting of Leaders in Slovak Construction. In the presence of government officials and directors of development, construction and engineering companies many discussions took place concerning the state of Slovak construction and possible solutions of the current problems. One of the hot topics was also secondary insolvency.

Coneco offered everything needed for construction and reconstruction – from building materials to windows, doors, roofs, floors, air conditioning, electrical installations, saunas, hot tubes, and garage doors to garden equipment. In the consulting and advisory centre, visitors could inform themselves for free on how to save money in energy.

The motto of this years fair “Let’s Construct in Modern and Economic Way” reflected the recent trend in construction which is circled around energy efficient buildings. Thus the offer of exhibitors was dominated by new revolutionary materials, progressive and renewable energy sources, and passive and low-energy houses, revitalization of buildings or wooden houses.

Companies with the offer of energy-efficient houses were presented in the Wooden Houses Salon. The fair also hosted a true eye-catcher, a real wooden house build right in the exhibition hall. Professionals answered lots of questions concerning houses made of wood, which represents a great construction material. The Monuments section introduced to the public steps needed to be taken when revitalizing the cultural heritage of our country. Architecture Salon brought a display of award winning works of prestigious professional surveys.

The penultimate day of the Coneco fair was dedicated to the awarding ceremony of the best exhibits of the fairs – Gold Plaque CONECO 2014, Gold Plaque RACIOENERGY 2014 and the most creative and architecturally best solved exhibition Gold Leonardo 2014. Winners were also announced in the “The Best Renewed Apartment House of 2013” competition. The first place belongs to a house on Hurbanova street no. 139 in Stará Turá.