Renovate Europe Newsletter – June 2018


Read the June 2018 edition: https://mailchi.mp/renovate-europe/newsletter-november-1393445?e=c3096aa024 

Digitalisation of Energy Renovation to boost Youth Employment


JOINT PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 29th March 2018 “With an ageing workforce in the construction sector, and persistent youth unemployment across the EU, the digitalisation of the energy renovation sector is the ideal tool to address both issues, by creating a more attractive sector for the younger generation”, explained Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign, speaking at a joint Renovate Europe – Youth Intergroup event on Wednesday 28th March in the European Parliament. Indeed, as collaborative robots, drones, prefabricated materials (often involving 3D printing) and other…

Joint Event with the YOUTH Intergroup – 28TH March


Youth Employment and the Digitalisation of the Energy Renovation Sector   PPT presentations from the event are available to download in the Agenda below  11:00    Welcoming Remarks by YOUTH Intergroup MEP Brando Benifei, Vice-Chair of the Youth Intergroup   11:05    Introductory Remarks by Renovate Europe – How many jobs? Boosting youth employment Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign   Session I: Transformation of the Energy Renovation Sector – More digital, more youth?  Moderator: Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign   11:10    The…

28th March: Event on Youth Employment and the Digitalisation of the Energy Renovation Sector


28th March 2018: Event on Youth Employment and the Digitalisation of the Energy Renovation Sector Event jointly organised by the Youth Intergroup and Renovate Europe.  Hosted by MEP Brando Benifei (Italy, S&D) Room A5G305, European Parliament, Brussels     Digitalisation is sweeping through the energy renovation sector, from collaborative robots and virtual reality modelling (BIM) to indoor prefabrication, drones & 3D printing. -   How can we address the widening gap between rising youth unemployment and an ageing construction sector  through an increasingly attractive digitalised…

‘Efficiency First’ will deliver – let’s start with renovating our buildings


16 March 2018 by Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director There is a simple truth about EU climate policy: If it does not put energy efficiency first, it will not meet its objectives cost-effectively. And if it does not try to do that, it may not meet them at all. Rather than prioritising new energy supply, EU Member States must understand ‘Energy Efficiency First’ to be more than a slogan and should accordingly first evaluate the opportunity for reducing the energy demand – and here reducing the energy demand in our existing building stock would be an obvious place to start and to…

‘Efficiency First’ will deliver – let’s start with renovating our buildings


There is a simple truth about EU climate policy: If it does not put energy efficiency first, it will not meet its objectives cost-effectively. And if it does not try to do that, it may not meet them at all, writes Adrian Joyce. Energy consumption is rising again in Europe after a long period of decline. Eurostat figures released last month show a spike in 2015 that continued through 2016. We are now four percentage points south of the EU’s 2020 target of cutting our primary energy use by a fifth, and heading in the wrong direction. At the same time, our greenhouse gas emissions registered…