REDAY2018 - MORNING CONFERENCE


Speakers Biographies


Bendt Bendtsen is a Member of the EPP Group in the European Parliament since 2009 and a Member of the ITRE Committee. He was the Rapporteur on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), bringing the negotiations to a successful conclusion with much-improved Directive. Before joining the Parliament, he was a member of the Danish Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic.

Marjolaine Meynier-Millefert holds a Master’s in English, Foreign Literature and Civilisation and a Master’s in Communications from Organisations. Starting as an English teacher she developed her career through her communication strategy consulting company where she assisted small businesses and SMEs in their marketing and strategic development. A citizen engaged in community life, founder and then President of a Young Local Economic Chamber, Marjolaine defends politics, in its Athenian sense: “to improve the life of the city”. She got involved in public life during the 2016 regional elections becoming regional advisor of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region. She was then elected MP in Isère in June 2017. Member of the Commission for Sustainable Development, she was appointed a Co-host of the Building Benovation Plan in December 2017.

Lynn has worked in the Scottish Government for 15 years in a wide number of different roles covering education, skills and business. After a spell in the First Minister’s Private Office she joined the Energy and Climate Change Directorate where she currently works on energy efficiency. Her team oversees a range of policies that aim to reduce fuel poverty and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier this year Lynn worked across the Scottish Government to publish the Scottish Government’s Route Map for Energy Efficient Scotland.:

Mieke Maerten works for the Service for Environment and Climate of the City of Ghent. She has been working on strategies to stimulate and enable all citizens of Ghent to renovate their homes in an energy efficient way. The Ghentian policy to boost energy renovations is based on countering barriers and enforcing drivers, using insights from behavioural science.

Stephen is a chartered building services engineer who has worked in consultancy, local government and industrial research. He has expertise in energy and carbon reduction in buildings and has worked in building energy and sustainability certification. He is currently Technical Lead for the WorldGBC Europe Network’s Energy Efficiency Mortgages project. This ground-breaking EU funded project is developing proposals for a mortgage financing initiative to support energy efficiency improvements in buildings to help deliver the EU’s ambitious climate targets. In this role, Stephen is working closely with Green Building Councils and Regional Partners in Europe and collaborating with stakeholders and experts from across the region. Prior to joining WorldGBC, he completed an indutry-based doctorate (EngD) with Sainsbury’s and the University of Reading, focusing on uncertainty in carbon-based design and investment decisions for buildings.

Stephanie is the Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, which is part of the Debt Capital Markets Structuring and Solutions Group within Global Markets. In this capacity, she is the product sponsor for green and sustainable bond issues, working closely with issuers, investors, policymakers and sustainability specialists, as well as internal clients. Stephanie joined BNP Paribas in 2002 as Head of the Liability Management Group, where she worked for 10 years before moving into her current role, which is a new role proposed by Stephanie in late 2013, recognising the growing importance of sustainability to the bank and its clients.

Adrian Joyce is Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign and Secretary General of EuroACE. He is a professionally qualified architect who spent 17 years in private practice (working in the UK, France, Belgium and Ireland) before getting involved full-time in EU policy. Adrian is also Chairman of the Coalition for Energy Savings.

Conference Agenda


OPENING:

11h15         Bendt Bendtsen, EPP Group, DK – Welcome to Participants
The amended EPBD brings challenges and opportunities for national policy makers

11h25         Adrian Joyce, Campaign Director and Moderator for the Event
Facing the Energy Renovation Challenge

PRESENTATIONS:

11h30         Marjolaine Meynier-Millefert, Member of the French National Assembly
Progress in the buildings sector and its contribution to the ecological transition in France

11h45         Lynn Forsyth, Head of Energy Efficient Scotland Delivery, Scottish Government
Energy Efficient Scotland – Scottish Government’s programme for near zero emission buildings by 2050

12h00         Mieke Maerten, Sustainability Manager for the City of Ghent
The Ghent City Renovation Strategy for Existing Buildings – ensuring that citizens benefit

12h15         Stephen Richardson, World Green Building Council
Developing a market of financial products that stimulate real progress on energy renovation

12h30         Stephanie Sfakianos, Global Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNP Paribas
Setting up and launching a green mortgage pilot in the UK

DEBATE:

12h45         Q & A Session
Moderated interactive exchange with presenters

12h55         Wrap-up and Conclusions
Adrian Joyce

REDay2018 Presentations


Bendt Bendtsen (MEP, EPP Group, DK) – Welcome to participants
The amended EPBD brings challenges and opportunities for national policy makers

Adrian Joyce (Campaign Director) and Moderator of the Event
Facing the Energy Renovation Challenge

Marjolaine Meynier-Millefert, Member of the French National Assembly
Progress in the buildings sector and its contribution to the ecological transition in France

Craig Egner, Scottish Government
Energy Efficient Scotland – Scottish Government’s programme for near zero emission buildings by 2050

Joyca Leplae, City of Ghent 
The Ghent City Renovation Strategy for Existing Buildings – ensuring that citizens benefit

Stephen Richardson (World Green Building Council)
Developing a market of financial products that stimulate real progress on energy renovation

Stephanie Sfakianos (Global Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNPP)
Setting up and launching a green mortgage pilot in the UK


REDAY2018 - AFTERNOON SITE VISITS


On the afternoon of REDay2018, site visits to two renovation projects in Brussels were organised, in partnership with Bruxelles Environnement.

THE COSMOPOLITAN

Transformation of a high-rise office building in the centre
of Brussels into mixed-use housing. More information here.

RUE ROYALE 89 [178]A Building Brought To Life

The objective of this high-performance renovation is to achieve a ‘very
low energy’ level and will benefit the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel
(National Broadcasting Authority). More information here.


REDAY2018 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO





Renovate Europe Campaign Partners October 2018