Deep energy renovation

Innovations and recommendations to policy makers

Europe's building stock is a large energy consumer and a main source of greenhouse gas emissions. Hence, renovating the buildings stock to meet high levels of energy performance and to be capable of producing renewable energy is one of the EU's top priorities in order to achieve its energy and climate objectives for 2020 and beyond.

However, the obstacles to a wide roll out of deep energy renovations remain manifold. They include social, technical and financial barriers as well as unfavourable market conditions, regulations and decision-making processes.

In this session, lighthouse projects will present their main innovations to boost the wide-scale market uptake of deep energy renovation, share the main obstacles encountered and how they were overcome and formulate recommendations to EU policy-makers and the wider audience. These projects also offer an insight into creating synergies by combining different sources of funding, in particular by replicating innovative practices developed under EU-supported projects.

Commission representatives will brief the audience on recent policy developments and highlight the kind of input for policy making they seek from stakeholders, including EU projects.

The audience will be able to explore those matters in more detail during a question and answer session. 


Head of the Energy Unit
Head of international market development
Team leader Energy efficiency in buildings & finance
European Commission DG Energy
Senior expert
European Commission DG GROW
Coordinator residential renovation strategy Flanders
Flemish Energy Agency
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Cambridge
Policy Officer in the Directorate General "Climate Action", within the "Finance for Innovation" cluster.
General manager
Energies POSIT’IF