The Renovate Europe campaign has a clear call: to reduce the energy demand of the building stock in the EU by 80% by 2050, in order to reach nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) standard by mid-century.

Launched in 2011, Renovate Europe is an initiative of EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, and enjoys the support of 49 partners from industry, civil society and 18 National partners active at national level.

It is the only EU-wide campaign that focuses exclusively on ambitious renovation of the building stock in the EU and is the voice that ‘bangs the drum’ for energy efficient renovations, taking a technology neutral, integrated and holistic approach to energy efficient renovations.

Energy renovation of buildings is a significant tool in the fight against climate change and will play a key role in helping the EU meet its objectives under the Paris Agreement.

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Implementation Support Group

The Renovate Europe Campaign (REC) Implementation Support Group (ISG) is composed of four representatives of organisations drawn from the partners of the Campaign after an open call for nominations. These four representatives will be referred to as Vice-Chairs of the Renovate Europe Campaign in recognition of the role they play and the time they dedicate to assisting in the running of the REC.

The ISG constitutes a balanced representation of the interests of the entire REC partnership:

  • 1 EuroACE Representative
  • 1 EU-Level Contributing Partner Representative
  • 1 EU-Level Supporting Partner Representative
  • 1 National-Level Supporting Partner Representative

Vice-Chairs

Julie Kjestrup, VELUX
EuroACE Representative

Quentin de Hults,
European Copper Institute,
Contributing Partner Representative

Pedro Guertler, E3G
Supporting Partner Representative

Alice Corovessi, INZEB
National Partner Representative


How to prioritise Energy Renovation in the Political Agenda?

Ensure long-term commitment on ambitions and policies

Support and help to implement an actionable Long-Term Renovation Strategy (LTRS) at national/ regional/ local level

Improve access to financing

This could include tax incentives, low-interest loans, or removing regulatory barriers for example in rent regulation

Support capacity building

Facilitation, information, training and education are key contributors to successful energy renovation programs

Lead by example – start renovating public buildings

Not only will this reduce your energy bills and cut C02 emissions, but this will pave the way for achieving economies of scale and testing new business models