Last December the 1st, 2021 the EPC RECAST project, via the R2M Solution team, was pleased to represent the NextGen EPC Cluster at Enlit Europe, Milan (Italy).
Enlit Europe is quite a well-known, collaborative community that aims to bring together stakeholders from across the energy sector, with the goal to work together on innovative solutions, increasing their uptake.
Energy transition is a multi-faceted process, often not a linear one. Step by step, successful initiatives are coming into place, like promoting demand-response and flexible electricity systems (at neighborhood level or on islands), paired with self-consumption and energy communities, sustainable transports and e-mobility solutions. All of these can provide a viable alternative to skyrocketing prices of energy from fossil fuels we see nowadays.
Also buildings are part of this process and represent a massive area of intervention: collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of GHG emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition.
For all these reasons, the Cluster decided to take advantage of a series of events targeted to policy and industrial stakeholders all across Europe and, among these, also Enlit Europe.
Attendees as policy officers and industrial representatives from real estate, energy utilities and ESCOs gathered more information on all the 11 projects thanks to the booth in the Exhibition area.
The NextGen EPC Cluster is also featured on the EU project zone of Enlit 365, the platform of the event which is open all year long to stimulate further interactions.
This year the event recorded over 10,000 attendees (in Milan and online), allowing for a lot of people to join the scientific sessions and technical workshops easily, while also promoting their products, services and the EU projects outcomes.
Coming together at such a scale with so many people took some time getting used to but for many it was also very inspiring to be able to discuss the clean energy transition with others in the field and discuss how to progress better together.