One-Stop-Shops: Maximising their potential to accelerate energy renovation

21th March 2022 (11:30-12:50 CET)

The Renovate Europe Campaign hosted the webinar “One-Stop-Shops: Maximising their potential to accelerate energy renovation” on Monday 21 March 2022 (11:30-12:50 CET) via GoToWebinar.

In a context of rising energy prices and a spiralling climate crisis, reducing the energy demand of Europe’s leaky buildings is a priority. Technical assistance provided by One-Stop-Shops (OSS) has long been advocated as part of the solution to accelerating building energy renovation in the EU. Maximising their potential will be crucial if we are to boost the deep renovation of the EU building stock in order to increase our energy security and cut households’ energy bills.

One-stop-shops also have an important role to play in supporting the introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) in the Buildings Directive (EPBD) and in driving the take-up of renovation measures implemented through the National Recovery and Resilience Plans, Cohesion and other EU funding as well as public programmes.

In this webinar, the Hungarian, Irish, Latvian and Polish National Partners of the Renovate Europe Campaign together with a representative from the City of Warsaw presented their experience with one-stop-shops in their country. At the same time, Adrien Bullier from the Commission’s CINEA provided insight into why and how we need to upscale OSS with the aim of boosting the rate and depth of energy renovation in the EU.


11:30 | Introduction and Moderation
Julie Kjestrup, Vice-Chair of the Renovate Europe Campaign

11:40 | Towards large-scale roll out of “integrated home renovation services” in Europe
Adrien Bullier, Senior Project Adviser, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)

11:50 | Learnings from the RenoPont Energy Home Renovation Centres in Budapest
Zsuzsanna Koritár, Hungarian Energy Efficiency Institute (MEHI) (REC National Partner in Hungary)

12:00 | EUROPA Network: the establishment of the Latvian One-Stop-Shop
Eloise Stancioff, Ekubirojs (REC National Partner in Latvia)

12:10 | The Irish One-Stop-Shop experience through the Solutions4Renovation platform
Johanna Varghese, Irish Green Building Council (REC National Partner in Ireland)

12:20 | Challenges to boosting the renovation of single and multi-family homes in Poland: the role of One-Stop-Shops
– Justyna Glusman, Fala Renowacji (REC National Partner in Poland)
– Jacek Kisiel (Deputy Director, Air Protection and Climate Policy Department, City of Warsaw)

12:30 | Q&A with speakers

12:45 | Wrap-up

12:50 | End of the webinar

Mortgage Portfolio Standards, an innovative approach to decarbonise buildings

14th October 2021 (15:00-16:30 CEST)

The Renovate Europe Campaign hosted the Climate & Strategy Partners webinar “Mortgage Portfolio Standards, an innovative approach to decarbonise buildings”, during which high-level speakers talked and discussed the released Climate Strategy & Partners report “Underwriting the Renovation Wave with Mortgage Portfolio Standards for Energy Efficiency” (read the report here).

Speakers included:

  • Adrian Joyce, Campaign Director, Renovate Europe Campaign
  • Peter Sweatman, Founder and CEO, Climate Strategy & Partners
  • Paula Rey García, Deputy Head of Unit, DG ENER Buildings and Products
  • Sonja van Renssen, Editor-in-Chief, Energy Monitor
  • Sandra Schoonhoven, Head Sustainability Programmes, ING Global
  • Murray Birt, Steering Committee member of EFFIG and Senior ESG Strategist at DWS Group
  • Emelia Holdaway, Head of Policy at IIGC
  • Ciarán Cuffe, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance

Adrian Joyce’s Opening Speech

Full Webinar

How to get the best out of the Renovation Wave

12th October 2021 (11:30-13:00 CEST)

In the context of the EU Regions Week on 12th of October 2021, Renovate Europe co-organised together with DG GROW, the JRC and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development the workshop “How to get the best out of the Renovation Wave”. Policymakers from different levels of governance looked at some of the solutions at hand to improve the implementation of the Renovation Wave: financing instruments to accelerate renovation, technical assistance for practical support, affordability considerations to ensure no one is left behind, and innovative techniques which effectively integrate energy efficiency with climate resilience.

Moderator: Georgios Tsionis, Project officer – scientific research, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Italy


  • Enrico Rossi, Member of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Gaspard Demur, Team Leader – National renovation strategies and recovery; international cooperation on buildings policy, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Stefania Racolta-Cruceru, Associate Director, Head of EU Green Finance and Climate Analytics, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Michaela Kauer, Head of the Brussels Office, City of Vienna, Austria

Video Testimonials

  • Valentina Superti, Director, European Commission – Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SME’s, Belgium
  • Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, Renovate Europe, Belgium
  • Hubert Briand, Manager Energy Efficiency of Buildings, Investment Direction, Banque des Territoires, France

Full Workshop

Why and How is Technical Assistance the Wealth-enabler for buildings?

Renovate Europe co-organised the webinar “Why and How is Technical Assistance the Wealth-enabler for buildings?”, which took place on Tuesday 28 September 2021 (10:30-11:50 CET) via GoToWebinar.

Historic amounts of funding will be made available through the EU budget (RRF and MFF), and the main buildings-related legislation (EED and EPBD) will be strengthened to deliver on the Renovation Wave goals. Unfortunately, the crucial role of Technical Assistance in delivering renovation schemes is still vastly underestimated.

Technical assistance or capacity building will be crucial in transforming EU objectives into tangible renovation schemes on the ground, and could significantly improve the absorption rates of EU funding across the Member States. It will also be essential in ensuring that renovations schemes are made accessible for the vulnerable.

This webinar, co-organised by Renovate Europe, FEDARENE and Energy Cities, was the opportunity to better understand the importance of technical assistance, through learnings from ongoing programmes but also through examples of funding opportunities, so renovation schemes can deliver better results for citizens, businesses, and the environment.


10:30 | Opening remarks: Why technical support is key in driving energy renovations
Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director (moderator)

10:35 | Learnings from the MFF: How and why to prioritise Technical Assistance in rolling out renovation schemes:
Mathieu Fichter, DG REGIO

10:45 | Applying for EU Technical Support to implement the Renovation Wave
– Technical Support from DG REFORM: Kaspar Richter, DG REFORM
– European City Facility: Stimulating local investments in the energy transition: Mariangela Luceri, FEDARENE

11:05 | Q&A session

11:15 | Making Technical Assistance available at National, Regional and Local level
– Intervention by Peter Schilken, Energy Cities
The contribution of the French Caisse des Dépôts Climate Plan for a Green Recovery and the importance of local technical assistance for building renovation: Caroline François-Marsal, Caisse des Dépôts Group
– The key role of Technical Assistance in the context of the EPBD revision: Jessica Glicker, BPIE

11:35 | Q&A session

11:45 | Wrap-up by Moderator

* A short video showcasing best practices will be shown during the webinar.

Energy Efficiency and Economic Recovery: Lessons from the Great Recession in the EU and US

30th June 2020 (16 :00-17:00 CEST)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the European Economic Recovery Plan were two massive stimulus packages passed in 2009 to counter the effects of the economic slowdown.

Against this background, and on the light of the current debates, the Renovate Europe Campaign joined forces with the Alliance to save Energy (ASE) to organise a very timely event, whose aim is to dive into the past to discover which role energy efficiency can play in accelerating the economic recovery. Topics included the role of energy efficiency in the Great Recession’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the European Economic Recovery Plan, the ongoing impact of these packages on our sector today, and how these plans can inform decisions on upcoming stimulus proposals and recovery plans.

Speakers included:

  • Pernille Weiss,Member, European Parliament (EPP)
  • Peter Sweatman,CEO, Climate Strategy & Partners
  • Yamina Saheb,Senior Climate and Energy Policy Analyst, OpenEXP
  • Stacey Paradis, Executive Director, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
  • Timothy Unruh, Executive Director, National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO)
  • Lisa Jacobson,President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

The session featured remarks from Clay Nesler, Interim President of the Alliance, and Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director.

To watch the session, click here

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Buildings and Recovery Measures: the role of energy renovations in supporting European recovery

23rd April 2020 (09:30-10:30 CEST)

In collaboration with REC National Partners SYNERGI, DENEFF and NRP, three emerging approaches to be deployed respectively in Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands, will demonstrate the importance and potential behind deep energy renovation of buildings and the role it can play in European economic recovery in the period ahead. The goal of the discussion is to better understand good practices at national level thus helping to prepare, in advance, the actions that can be gradually put in place once the lock-downs measures will be lifted, and that will ultimately feed into a responsive Renovation Wave Initiative.


Agenda :


Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign

Ensuring that energy renovation programmes are the heart of the economic recovery – National examples:

  • Advance Planning in Denmark by Katrine Bjerre Milling Eriksen, of SYNERGI
  • Preparing for the renovation wave in Germany by Henning Ellermann, of DENEFF
  • The Dutch approach to economic recovery by Albert de Vries, of NRP

Q&A Session

(moderated by Eva Brardinelli, REC Campaign Office)

Closing Remarks

Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign


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