With the participation of European Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete and Günther Oettinger, this session will be a unique opportunity to bring together high-level decision makers from the buildings sector and policy makers to discuss one of the key challenges of the European energy trajectory: the steady, cost-effective improvement of energy performance of buildings in the next three decades, in view of the decarbonisation of building stocks.
This event will gather a wide participation from the buildings value chain, with a focus on property owners, to highlight and discuss the challenges on energy efficiency in buildings for the next decades, combining a policy perspective and a building sector’s field perspective informed by the long-term objectives of the EU.
The event is designed to:
- Achieve a better understanding in the buildings value chain of goals set by EU policies and how policies can support achieving these goals;
- Achieve a better understanding of the drivers that augment policy impacts on the ground (in particular in relation to financing);
- Highlight challenges of the sector, with regard to long-term EU Objectives and issue high-level recommendations to policy makers and building sector’s players.
- Discuss proposals and measures to reduce carbon emissions of the building sector based on the principles of voluntariness, cost-effectiveness and open-minded approach to technology between policy makers and the property industry.
This event will feature keynote speeches and an expert panel bringing together high-level representatives from the real estate and building sector, EU policy makers, and other energy efficiency market stakeholders.
This event will be co-chaired EC DG Energy and ZIA (Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss).