Events

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...

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...

Brussels, June 28, 2013, 9:00 – 14:00 Hotel Thon EU, Rue de la Loi, 75 Updated 2013.06.27 | The Concerted Action EPBD brings together the national authorities implementing this legislation, and other bodies appointed and entrusted by them to do so. It fosters exchange of information and experiences amongst representatives designated by all 27 Member States, plus Norway and Croatia. The Concerted Action EPBD is organizing its annual Stakeholders meeting in Brussels on June 28, the last day of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, where it will launch the Book of National Reports 2012 containing the national reports describing the EPBD implementation in all the MS at the beginning of 2013. After the formal presentation of the book, two discussion panels will look at progress in building energy efficiency in the EU since the EPBD was launched, comparing expectations to achievements and discussing steps needed to reach the goals stated for 2020: Panel 1:...

On 13 April 2011, and as part of the EU Sustainable Energy week, a seminar was organised in Brussels by EACI, DG ENER and the Concerted Action EPBD. Click here for the programme. The following presentations can be downloaded: Dirk Brounen - 'Energy Labels and property values' Yamina Saheb (presentation missing) - 'Policy pathway for energy performance certification of buildings' Tom Halpin - 'Building Energy Rating in Ireland: Challenges and Achievements' Madis Laaniste - 'Implementation of a Building Energy Performance Certification Scheme in Estonia' Rod Janssen - 'Nearly zero-energy buildings: achieving the EU 2020 target' Ulrich Nyffenegger - 'Minergie: Cost-optimised way to nearly zero-energy buildings' David Juin - 'France: Towards nearly zero-energy buildings' Hans van Eck - 'National plan towards nearly zero-energy buildings in The Netherlands' During this event, the Concerted Action EPBD Book “IMPLEMENTING THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE (EPBD) – FEATURING COUNTRY REPORTS 2010” was launched....