Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016 - 11:00 to Saturday, 25 June, 2016 - 11:00

Location: Bulgaria, The Lighthouse Resort in Balchik on Bulgarian Black Sea Coast (approx. 50 km from Varna international airport).

Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum aims to be a  community building event on energy efficiency in buildings.

Main themes: 

  • Financing for building renovations: how to mobilize private capital and use public funds effectively?
  • Long term building renovation strategies and roadmaps in CEE countries: capturing the multiple benefits
  • Renovating building stock: programmes and projects for different building types
  • Beyond just energy efficiency: adaptation of buildings to climate change impacts
  • Local and regional action in building renovation
  • Monitoring and evaluation: not just "paper savings"
  • Mobilizing awareness and demand for building renovation
  • Building up skills and capacity in the building value chain to deliver energy efficiency

Why now?

2016 will be an important year for energy efficiency as well as the broader concept of Energy Union. It will see the review of both the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Work on updating the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans will start as the 2017 NEEAP review approaches. Implementation of energy efficiency programmes needs to come up to speed to deliver on the 2020 energy savings target and reduce import dependence, improve local air quality, reduce fuel poverty, and in general, bring a better quality of life for the citizens in Central and Eastern Europe.

Who is it for?

Public sector

  • Policy makers involved in developing and immplemeting energy efficiency policies
  • Government officials working on nuts and bolts of energy efficiency programs
  • Government agency representatives (energy agencies, environmental funds, housing agencies, etc.)
  • Local and regional authorities representatives

Private sector

  • Building industry professionals in public/government affairs, corporate relations, PR, marketing, business development, etc.
  • Representatives of banks, pension funds and other financial institutions
  • Developers, facility managers, real-estate companies
  • Energy companies, district heating companies
  • Representatives of trade associations and coalitions

Civil society

  • Building users organizations (housing associations, etc.)
  • Environmental NGOs, consumer organizations
  • Think tanks, foundations and academia