Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) play an instrumental role in attaining a digitally transformed, healthy, safe, affordable, efficient, flexible and zero-emission EU building stock fit for ongoing building performance optimization. At this event we would like to highlight the challenges and solutions of the forseen changes in the recast EPBD for local authorities especially shedding a light on what role EPCs play in building renovation and how municipalities could turn them in powerful tools.
Buildings have challenging and multiple roles to play in the coming decades: they can be shelters from extreme weather, healthy indoor environments, energy-positive and zero-emission, electric vehicle-friendly. As prosumers and active members of society, people have their own essential parts to contribute to this transition. Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) can empower people by becoming a nudging and decision-making tool. EPCs create an open dialogue with building professionals thus allowing building owners to understand complexities surrounding building renovations. In addition, they can further facilitate interaction between different stakeholders within the building sector. This would greatly support people in making informed decisions e.g. choosing the next house to rent, in upgrading their own dwelling, in claiming workplaces that support their wellbeing and productivity and are at the same time environmentally friendly.
14:00-14:05 Welcome and Introduction by Norberto Fueyo, University of Zaragoza, crossCert & Eva Suba, Climate Alliance
14:05-14:15 The Relevance of Energy Performance Certificates in the EPBD revision for Local Authorities by Pau Garcia Audi, Policy Officer, DG ENER, European Commission
14:15-14:25 Minimum Energy Performance Standards in Buildings on the Ground by Julien Dijol, Policy Director, Housing Europe
14:25-14:35 How to Make Next-Gen EPCs Meaningful for Consumers by Guillaume Joly, Senior Sustainable Buildings Officer, BEUC
14:35-15:30 Panel Discussion: The Role of Next-Gen EPCs in Energy-efficient Building Renovation: Challenges and Solutions moderated by crossCert
Our towns and cities are brimming with potential. From civil society organisations and local businesses to concerned individuals and youth activists, the local resolve for a just and green transformation should not be underestimated. Yet how can municipalities harness all the energy and ideas that abound within their borders to fight for climate justice and buffer global heating’s impacts? How can they build bridges with local stakeholders, tap into local expertise and unleash local potential for positive change? CAIC22 will explore these questions with a look at examples from fields such as energy poverty, renewable energies, sustainable mobility, building renovation, climate justice and nature-based solutions. Through interactive workshops and inspiring contributions, this year’s Climate Alliance International Conference will examine how local engagement with stakeholders can bring us closer to a global transformation that is both sustainable and just.
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