Scaling up initiatives supporting the energy renovation of buildings. A question of market acceptance and replicability?

Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 -
08:30 to 10:00

Location: Brussels

In light of the recent COP21 agreement, efforts to decrease CO2 emissions will have to increase significantly. Building renovations can be part of the solution as this would substantially lower Europe's CO2 emissions. However, scaling up renovation faces important challenges. This event will showcase a variety of successful building renovation approaches that could inspire the future development of renovation policies.

There are replicable solutions across Europe that can address the renovation challenge in terms of scale, financing, addressing non-technical barriers, level of ambition or achievement of social objectives.

The EU project EASEE developed new insulation materials in order to transform residential buildings constructed before 1975. Solutions include a new holistic approach to envelope retrofitting based on innovative technical approaches. EASEE developed a tool-kit for envelope retrofitting of existing multi-storey and multi-owner buildings which combines novel design and assessment strategies, with scaffolding-free installation approaches, to reduce energy demand, minimising the impact on occupants while preserving the façade original appearance.

The Dutch model Stroomversnelling providing zero energy homes at zero upfront costs in The Netherlands - proposes a new financing and construction model which will be presented in this meeting.

Registration to this event is required as there is a limited amount of available seats.

Please find the agenda below.


8.30am Coffee & Croissants

8.40am Welcome by Oliver Rapf, Executive Director (BPIE)

8.45am A selection of best practice examples of voluntary and mandatory renovation initiatives across Europe, Dan Staniaszek (BPIE)

9.05am Zero energy homes at zero upfront cost - the Stroomversnelling approach (tbc)

9.25am New skins for old buildings. New technologies and lessons learnt from the EASEE project, Francesca Marchi (D'Appolonia)

9.45am End