Events

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 EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW 2017) “Clean Energy for All Europeans” takes place from 19 to 25 June 2017. EUSEW 2017 includes the High Level Policy Conference, the Sustainable Energy Awards competition, the Energy Days and the Networking Village. Registration is open and detailed information is available on eusew.eu....

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...

The second CAIV Plenary Meeting of the Concerted Action EPBD IV was held in Vilnius on the 31st of May and 1st of June 2016. The plenary hosted 14 sessions and 2 double sessions (workshops) on key topics for the implementation of the EPBD in the 29 partner countries. More than 125 participants attended the meeting including CA EPBD partners, EASME and the Commission, these participants evaluated the event as successful. The Lithuanian Minister of the Environment, Mr. Kęstutis Trečiokas, opened the meeting.  The warm hospitality of the Lithuanian team was duly appreciated during the duration of the meeting, and helped to stimulate the energetic discussions in all sessions....

A public side event on Renovation Strategies was held on the 30th of May, from 14:00 – 17:30 at the Radisson Hotel in Vilnius, CAIV EPBD participants and stakeholders were invited to take part in the discussions and presentations. The event was set up in connection to the EED, Article 4, looking into how to move Article 4 towards making concrete actions in MSs. The side event set out to increase collaboration between the two directives (CA EPBD and CA EED). The event moderator, Jens Laustsen, the CA IV Coordinator, kicked off the Stakeholders’ Meeting by welcoming the guests and providing an overview of the topics of the event. Luca Castellazzi, JRC European Commission, gave a presentation on a report recently published by the JRC, titled “Assessment of the first long term renovation strategies of national building stocks: Best practice and recommendations.” After a fruitful discussion, the second part of the event invited MS to present some best practice renovation strategies....

On 2 February, the BUILD UP portal for energy efficient buildings held an online web-streamed event to mark the launch of the improved BUILD UP website. On this occasion, Concerted Action EPBD III was invited to present some of its latest findings, including highlights from the latest Core Theme reports. The event acted as the public event to support the launch of the latest CA EPBD Book. Guests included Paula Rey Garcia, Buildings Team Leader of the European Commission’s DG for Energy, Eduardo Maldonado, CA EPBD III Coordinator, Susanne Geissler of the Austrian Sustainable Buildings Council, Wina Roelens of the Flemish Energy Agency, Heike Erhorn-Kluttig of the Fraunhofer Institute for Buildings Physics and Jens Laustsen, CA EPBD IV Coordinator. The event was moderated by Peter Wouters of INIVE/BBRI. For more information, including the recording of the webcast and PDFs of presentation, please visit BUILD UP....

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...