Transition to smart and green buildings: how to scale-up and mainstream?

  • 20 Jun 2019
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • EU, EBRD
EU Sustainable Energy Week

The need to rapidly transform the building sector while also applying more stringent standards and streamlining rapidly changing green technologies, points to a considerable investment mobilisation challenge ahead. The EU is focusing efforts to scale up energy efficiency in buildings as one of the major economic areas where there are huge opportunities for improvements. The EU Climate strategy to 2050 which envisions the full decarbonisation of the European economy by mid-century pays careful attention to buildings.

How can we ensure the speedy transition to Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and scaling-up deep renovations across the highly fragmented building sector?

Are the financing institutions ready for such a change and committed to deploy a finance of a scale? Is the market prepared for such a radical transition? What will be the next steps?

The EBRD and the European Commission will co-host a panel discussion bringing together market players, policy makers, financial institutions and professionals to brainstorm about viable financial models and products which could speed up transition to green buildings. This will be a great opportunity to discuss different market development support mechanisms suited for different sectors and technologies; insights on what financial institutions can do to scale up efforts, join market players and policy makers to deliver on greening the building stock.

After the panel discussion, we will host the closing of the 14th edition of EUSEW, together with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union and Julien Guerrier, Director of Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.


Polak Room, Residence Palace, Wetstraat 155

Brussels, Belgium

                    20th June 2019, 16:00-17:30
                   Residence Palace, Room Polak
                                      Brussels
 
                                    AGENDA
 

Keynote speech

Terry McCallion

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Director, Head of Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

 

Panel discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

Moderator:

Anthony Williams

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Director, External Communications

 

Panellists:

 

James Drinkwater

World Green Building Council

Director, Europe Regional Network

 

Dimitris Pergamalis

Globalworth

Head of Construction & Development

 

Paula Rey Garcia
 
European Commission
 
DG for Energy Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency
Team leader for buildings and financing in the energy efficiency unit

 

Agnieszka Zdziennicka

PKO Bank Hipoteczny

Director, Head of Treasury

 

 

Q&A session

 

Closing keynote & closing of EUSEW19

 

Chair:
 
Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission
 
Speakers:
 
Julien Guerrier, Director of Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
 
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union
 
Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament

 

 

 

For more information, please contact events@eusew.eu

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