MEETINGS

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 and video recordings are accessible below.     slides video Welcome and introduction Jens LAUSTSEN Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD)   YouTube I. The European perspective - energy efficiency skills challenges, needs and solutions     Keynote speech Eugenio QUINTIERI European Builders Confederation (EBC) PDF YouTube (Intro) YouTube (Main) 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 (Intro) YouTube (Main) The BUILD UP Skills initiative and its links with the energy efficiency policy Amandine LACOURT European Commission,...

With about 120 participants in Malta, and even more following the event via live webstreaming, the CA EPBD workshop with panel discussion "Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practice", organised on 14 February 2017, is considered to be a great success! The event panel included experts from industry, academia and the European Commission to discuss "What are smart buildings?" and "How can they help improve the energy efficiency of Europe's building stock?", as well as to answer a variety of questions raised by participants on site or via twitter/email. The workshop slide presentations and video recordings are accessible below. PART 1 slides video Welcome Jens Laustsen, CA IV EPBD Coordinator PDF Youtube The role of smart buildings for energy efficiency Doris Österreicher, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna PDF Youtube The emerging practice in Malta for smart buildings Greta Caruana Smith, Building Regulation Office, Malta PDF Youtube Smart buildings in the context of the EPBD Sylvain Robert, European Commission DG Energy PDF Youtube Q&A  Youtube Voluntary certification for automation...

Update 2017.02.14: Thank you for attending! The webcast has been recorded and will be made available for on-demand viewing in the coming days; watch this space. 14 February 2017, 14:00 - 17:30 (Central Europe Time) Corinthia Hotel, St. Julian’s, Malta, with live web-streaming CORINTHIA HOTEL St. George’s Bay | St. Julian’s | STJ 3301 | Malta | www.corinthia.com What are smart buildings? How can they help improve the energy efficiency of Europe's building stock? Join experts from industry, academia and the European Commission to discuss these questions in a public workshop in St. Julian’s, Malta. Some of the latest research and innovation in smart buildings will be presented in the context of European policies, notably the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which is undergoing a review. Around 100 participants will be joined by several hundred more online, as the event will also be streamed live via www.buildup.eu, Europe's reference portal for energy efficiency in...

With a full room and very active discussions, the EPBD CA Stakeholders meeting “Implementation of the EPBD in Europe | Training and NZEB issues”, held in hotel Bloom in Brussels last Thursday 13 November 2014, is considered a major success. The event targeted representatives from the public sector, NGOs, the building industry, financing sector stakeholders, as well as the coordinators of Intelligent Energy Europe Projects, aiming to exchange views and identify directions for future work in the areas of training of experts and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings. The presentations can be downloaded from the programme below (Right click on the PDF links and Save As…). Introduction and Welcome Eduardo Maldonado, CA Coordinator Laurent Delleersnyder, DG Energy, EC Summary of national Key Implementation Decisions – Marcello Antinucci Part I – Training of Experts, Inspectors and Energy Auditors Highlights of training-related IEE projects – Zoe Wildiers (EASME) Status in MS and CA recommendations – Zuzana Sternova & Kirsten Thomsen Short...

STAKEHOLDERS MEETING EU Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels, 28/6/2013 Under the auspices of the Irish EU Presidency – represented by Mr. Fergus O’Dowd, T.D., Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government of Ireland – the 2012 Book ‘Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive -  Featuring Country Reports’ was handed to Ms. Claudia Canevari, DG Energy, EC during the joint EC - Concerted Action EPBD stakeholders event on the 28th of June 2013. Panel discussions followed between several top experts in the field of the EPBD and the market. The first discussion triggered interest through visionary views on the progress in Building Energy Efficiency in the EU. The second focused on Driving the market transformation and dealt with Vision,Challenges, and Opportunities for  Delivering the Potential. The presentations  are available here: Eduardo Maldonado, CA Coordinator, Univ Porto, Portugal Claudia Canevari, DG Energy, EC Bengt Wånggren, World Green Building Council, Europe Regional Network...

The next CA-EPBD Stakeholders meeting shall move away from the usual Brussels environment and  try to address a larger audience at the well-known World Sustainable Energy Days conference that takes place in early March 2012, in Wels, Austria. The focus in 2012 is on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs). The Stakeholders meeting shall address two discussion items: the national definitions of NZEBs, and the practical implementation of the cost-optimal regulation....