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CA EPBD will be hosting for its participants an in-depth workshop on 23 and 24 May 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. The workshop will include two parallel streams, one on the topic NZEB Hospitals / Complex Buildings and another on Long-Term Renovation Strategies....

Members of the European Commission, representatives of national authorities, building industry experts and EU-funded projects, gathered together in Bucharest on 24 October 2017 at the workshop “Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings”, to present and discuss challenges and opportunities in relation to empowering skills to support the quality of building construction and the rate of building renovation towards NZEB. The event was also streamed live through the BUILD UP portal. The workshop slide presentations are accessible below. Video recordings will also be made available soon.     slides video Welcome and introduction Jens LAUSTSEN Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD)     I. The European perspective - energy efficiency skills challenges, needs and solutions     Keynote speech Eugenio QUINTIERI European Builders Confederation (EBC) PDF YouTube Improving the construction sector human capital basis – policy perspectives Roman HORVÁTH European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) PDF YouTube The BUILD UP Skills initiative and its links with the energy efficiency policy Amandine LACOURT European...

On 11 October 2017, the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament voted positively for the Report on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), approving the rules to channel the focus towards energy-efficiency and cost-effectiveness of building renovations in the EU, updating the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) as part of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. According to the rapporteur of the Committee, Bendt Bendtsen (EPP, DK), this vote of the Parliament gives a boost to long-term planning of energy efficiency renovations, facilitating access to financial tools, showing investors that energy efficiency renovations are prioritised, and enabling public authorities to invest in well-performing buildings....

24 October 2017, 14:00-18:00 Eastern European time Sheraton Hotel | Calea Dorobantilor 5-7 | Bucharest | 010551 | Romania | sheratonbucharest.com A qualified building workforce is essential to ensure the higher levels of quality required for moving towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings and to accelerate the rate of building renovation in Europe. It is particularly important to train construction workers, as well as middle and senior level professionals throughout the entire building value chain, in order to address the upcoming challenges. These include new materials and technologies, the integration of renewables, and collaboration using Building Information Modelling. Since 2011, the EU-funded BUILD UP Skills initiative has been reducing the energy and sustainability skills gap in the construction sector by developing national and European qualification and training programmes. How can we increase the quality of construction for energy efficiency? How can we develop innovative training materials and methods to meet the need for energy efficiency...

The Clean Energy for All Europeans package was main topic of discussion of the European Energy Council meeting of 26 June 2017. The Council agreed its position on the two proposals for revised directives on Energy efficiency and Energy performance of buildings. It also adopted, without debate, a regulation on Energy efficiency labelling. More information at: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/tte/2017/06/26/...