The framing: In light of the recent COP21 agreement, efforts to decrease CO2 emissions will have to increase significantly. Building renovations can be part of the solution as this would substantially lower Europe's CO2 emissions. However, scaling up renovation faces important challenges. This event showcased a variety of successful building renovation approaches that could inspire the future development of renovation policies.
There are replicable solutions across Europe that can address the renovation challenge in terms of scale, financing, addressing non-technical barriers, level of ambition or achievement of social objectives.
In addition to the EASEE approach, the Dutch model Stroomversnelling - providing zero energy homes at zero upfront costs in The Netherlands - was also presented. Stroomversnelling represented a disruptive new business model for the renovation sector that involved a longer term, holistic approach of delivering the goal of a zero energy renovation, packaged along with the financing arrangement as a fully integrated solution.
The agenda can be found in Annex 6.
The target audience was policy makers, industry representatives and financial institutions.
The event took place in a conference room on the premises of BPIE's offices.