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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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 : Introduction Adrian Joyce,…

Building 101


27th March 2020 - 09:30/10:30 Building 101's main aim is to introduce MEPs and Parliamentary Assistants to policy around buildings, renovation and energy efficiency, in order to shape a common understanding on the importance of these topics, particularly in the context of the upcoming legislative actions.   Agenda: Introduction Eva Brardinelli - Communications and Events Officer, Renovate Europe Campaign Presentations Adrian Joyce - Director, Renovate Europe Campaign Mariangiola Fabbri - Head of Research, Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) Pau Audi Garcia - Policy Officer, DG ENER (Unit C.3) - Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency - Energy Efficiency:…