Skills through the multi-annual financial framework: building renovation in the Mediterranean area


A trained workforce and skilled public administration will be essential to support the drive to a highly energy efficient building stock, in line with EU climate neutrality goals. This 90-minute online conversation, that we co-organised with Energy Cities (representing the Interreg MED Efficient Buildings Community) and EFBWW, informs EU, national and regional stakeholders on how to maximise current opportunities to increase the availability of a qualified workforce for energy renovations, particularly for public buildings. It looks at the importance of skills and training as a pre-requisite for rolling out successful renovation schemes on the ground. We explore how to make the…

How to unlock the Renovation Wave?


The Renovate Europe Campaign and Positive Money Europe co-organised the webinar “How to unlock the Renovation Wave” on the occasion of the launch of the Unlock campaign. The event took place online on Wednesday, May 11th from 11am to 12.15am CEST. The current recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings directive (EPBD) proposes comprehensive measures to accelerate energy efficient renovation of residential buildings. However, financing the Renovation Wave remains a complex challenge. The Commission expects a funding gap of around € 275 billion per year by 2030. Public funding for renovation purposes is often too slow to deploy, too bureaucratic, and not scalable enough due to…

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…

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…

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:…

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…