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Efficient public buildings: How will the Renovation Wave bend around the Mediterranean shore?

October 13, 2020 @ 14:30 - 16:00

18th European Week

The Renovation Wave initiative is a key pillar of the EU Green Deal. As stated by MEP rapporteur Ciarán Cuffe, the “current crisis suggests that a European renovation wave could assist with an economic recovery by creating local jobs, upskilling workers and creating resilient communities.” There is no longer any question about what needs to be done. The central question now is how we can speed up renovation and help local and regional authorities in this endeavour.

The 90-minute online conversation will allow EU policymakers to hear testimonials from the ground in the Mediterranean zone. They and all participants will get input on how to further improve the energy efficiency framework for public buildings at EU and national levels, especially in view of the Renovation Wave initiative. These include urgent measures like:

  1. Monitor the transposition and implementation of the buildings-related EU Directives (EPBD, EED and RED) to effectively identify synergies and barriers
  2. Adapt financial rules and dedicate funding tailored to the Mediterranean area
  3. Foster harmonisation of EU-wide standards while designing differentiated policies

With a view to a buildings stimulus plan, the partners from the Interreg MED-funded Efficient Buildings Community, a network of Mediterranean stakeholders, wish to offer their expertise to EU decision-makers. As the Mediterranean voice of building practitioners and experts from 13 countries from Portugal to Cyprus, they will share the solutions they have successfully tested for improving buildings’ energy performance.

Date: 13 October, 2020

Time: 14:30-16h 

Place: Online

Registration ➡️ https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1184_en 


Welcome from the EB Community and presentation of policy recommendations

Institutional Panel: Renovation Wave proposal

Q&A with Institutional speakers

Interaction with audience

Real stories: Planning and implementing energy efficiency 

– Strengthen planning skills of public building owners: the PrioritEE tool

– Schools and the environmental footprint (and LCA) approach: the EduFootprint project

– The management support information system to plan energy efficiency interventions in public buildings: IMPULSE project

Reaction round with EU representatives

Moderated Q&A and interactions among panellists

Closing remarks


October 13, 2020
14:30 - 16:00
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