BuildHeat @EUSEW 2019 – Scaling up deep energy retrofit markets towards 2030 targets
On 18 June, BuildHeat co-organised a Policy Conference at the European Sustainable Energy Week 2019 (EUSEW) to discuss about how to create synergies among the actors of the energy renovation value chain in order to reach the 2030 targets.
The session brought together experiences from seven Horizon 2020 projects on energy renovation of the buildings sector and facilitated a discussion that enables the creation of synergies and possibilities to cooperate and share valuable knowledge.
Chiara Dipasquale represented BuildHeat while other speakers were Michelle Vavallo from RenoZEB, Claudio Del Pero from HEART, Per Kvols Heiselberg from RECO2ST, Miguel Ángel Paris from BRESAER, Susana Garayoa from REZBUILD, and Oana Schippers, from P2ENDURE. The EU Affairs Director and International Union of Property Owners, Emmanuelle Causse, the Project Officer for the Architects Council of Europe, Veronika Schröpfer, and Paula Rey Garcia, from DG ENERGY, were also present.
During the session, the experts talked about the social and legal barriers and the challenges that are dragging or making difficult the energy transition and also how a European holistic approach can pave the way to make significant achievements in this area.
The aim of the discussion was to trigger debate between the supply and the demand side of the energy retrofit market, in order to profile innovative and more market-oriented solutions.
Throughout the discussion, it has been reiterated more than once that, despite a large number of projects aiming at the same goal (namely facilitating energy renovation processes), the level of stakeholders’ engagement needs to be speeded up.
Also, taking into account the needs stemming from the investors’ side is fundamental to enable EU funded projects to design better solutions, and thus enhancing their attractiveness and competitiveness prior to market launch.
Watch here the session. (From minutes 02:00:00 – from 16.00 to 17.30)