‘Explore technology for life - the best energy is energy that isn't consumed' - is the motto of Light + Building 2014, the world's biggest trade fair for lighting and building-services technology.

"Energy consumption can be reduced dramatically through the use of innovative, market-ready technologies. In combination with intelligently networked building management, these technologies are the key to a sustainable electricity supply. And all of this can be seen at Light + Building in Frankfurt", says Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt.

Light and Build trade fairAt the world's leading trade fair for the sector in Frankfurt am Main from 30 March to 4 April 2014, around 2 300 companies will present their latest products and innovations for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the building industry. In keeping with demand and developments in the market, Messe Frankfurt continues to optimise Light + Building and expand the range of products and services in the field of energy generation with regenerative energies in and on buildings, as well as energy storage.

An important aspect of Light + Building 2014 is its focus on the highly underutilised range of opportunities for saving energy. In the discussion about the new energy paradigm, insufficient attention is often paid to the use of energy-efficient technologies despite the fact that the industry offers innovations and solutions that can cut the energy consumption of a building and simultaneously increase the level of comfort through intelligent building-services technology. Thus, these innovative solutions are not only ecologically worthwhile but are also attractive in economic terms.

Leading trade fair for architecture and technologyLight+Building focuses on the vital subject of future-oriented building and energy management - an elementary aspect of energy management reorientation - within the framework of intelligent sustainability management. A special show entitled ‘Smart Powered Building - Your Building in the Smart Grid' presents technologies for intelligent energy management in buildings. Real installations in live operation show how networked buildings generate, store, distribute and utilize decentralised energy. Market-ready solutions from the fields of house and building automation vividly demonstrate the potential for introducing decentralised energy generation on the basis of comprehensive building and energy management. The special show is organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the German Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. - ZVEI).

‘Smart Powered Building - Your Building in the Smart Grid' concentrates on the importance of intelligently linked buildings and, therefore, on the interaction of individual components in the smart grid - with the emphasis on commercial buildings.

The E-House of the Central Association of the German Electrical and Information Technology Trades (Zentralverband der Deutschen Elektro- und Informationstechnischen Handwerke - ZVEH) takes up this train of thought and shows what form intelligent energy management can take in private dwellings. The ‘Energy-saving power station' shows extremely realistically how the new energy paradigm works in practice and how energy efficiency can nowadays go hand-in-hand with increased comfort and safety. Moreover, thanks to their own energy generation, it is possible to reduce consumer dependence on power-supply companies.

A key role in the installation and operation of intelligent and networked buildings is played by the fields of electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the building industry. At Light+Building 2014, manufacturers will present new efficient building-system solutions and electrical installations, as well as software for the entire life-cycle of a building. Other product segments include electrical installation and network technology, design-oriented electrical installations and building-system technology, photovoltaic, facility management and contracting.

With its emphasis on cross-sectional technologies oriented towards holistic solutions, electrical engineering plays a key role in the field of building-services technology. In line with this, Light + Building is the only fair to present electrical-engineering solutions in the context of other disciplines, such as lighting and house and building automation. Thanks to this unique combination, the industry can make an integrated presentation that makes a decisive contribution to exploiting the energy-saving potential of buildings to the full.

Trade visitors to Light + Building include architects, engineers, planners, interior architects, designers, artisans, the retail trade and industry.

Online tickets: Visitors purchasing their tickets online at before travelling to the fair save not only having to queue at the box offices but also profit from the use of free local public-transport services operated by the RMV public-transport authority on the way to the fair.

Light+Building Navigator: The mobile application for smartphones can be downloaded free of charge.

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