From Here to There – the Path to Follow Leading on national long-term renovation strategies to upgrade our buildings

To lead on the clean energy transition and respect the Paris Agreement, the EU should embark on a decarbonisation path that puts Energy Efficiency First. In that framework, energy renovation of buildings is key, as it holds the biggest energy savings potential, and is also a strong job creator. The EU legislators agreed when they revised the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, as they introduced the objective to reach a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050.

But to go ‘from here to there’, from today to 2050, national, but also regional authorities, have a huge role in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring long-term renovation strategies to upgrade our buildings. This process is going to be even more important in the coming months and years, as the requirements for renovation strategies have been strengthened at EU level. Member States must now consult stakeholders more, set themselves objectives, report on progress, and address energy poverty in more detail…

This session will show how this will affect all Member States as well as national stakeholders, and how to draft, plan and report good renovation strategies. Different perspectives on the topic will be presented: those who wrote the provision, those who implement it, those who comment on it, those who analyse their impact, those who benefit from it, etc.

You will be actively engaged in the discussions through live polling, and you will be able to discuss best practices from the local level. Finally, the event will be an opportunity to see many innovative ways to think about renovation strategies, and to exchange with other stakeholders from across Europe about what they expect from the upcoming implementation of EPBD III.

Speakers

Secretary General
EuroACE (European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings)
Vice-Chair of the Working Committee on Energy, Construction & Standardization
Housing Europe
Senior Policy Advisor
World Green Building Council
Former Coordinator of EmBuild project
GIZ
MEP (S&D, BG)
European Parliament
Director Group Public Affairs
ROCKWOOL
Director
Future Climate