Date & Location: 22.02.2022
Online

Scaling up renovation in Europe: The role of one-stop shops in reaching a fully decarbonised building stock

This conference will facilitate a dialogue in the midst of the EPBD recast negotiations to identify the value added of home renovation one-stop shops to citizens, municipalities, and the market; to define strategies for overcoming market barriers; to discuss the benefits of renovation programs in alleviating energy poverty; and to highlight best practices amongst OSS programs.

Reducing the energy and carbon need of the building stock is a key priority for the European Union, as buildings are responsible for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the region.  The European Commission’s Renovation Wave Strategy proposes several solutions to increasing its renovation rate, which continues to linger at around 1%, with the new objectives of renovating 35 million building units by 2030 and of doubling the renovation rate within the next 10 years. There is a need for “standardised one-stop shops that can be deployed quickly”. The development of more standardised one-stop shop models, which can be replicated and quickly deployed across Europe, is an important step towards reaching the 2050 decarbonisation goal.

This conference will facilitate a dialogue in the midst of the EPBD recast negotiations to identify the value added of home renovation OSS platforms to citizens, municipalities, and the market; to define strategies for overcoming market barriers; to discuss the benefits of renovation programs in alleviating energy poverty; and to highlight best practices amongst OSS programs targeting a variety of stakeholder groups.

The first of three sessions will present the learnings of the Turnkey Retrofit project and the Solutions4Renovation platform that have been developed in France, Spain and Ireland with funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The discussion will give particular attention to the process of replicating the renovation service in Spain and Ireland.

The second session will feature other European one-stop-shop initiatives to explore their key success factors and relay what is needed to step up and replicate their services. This conference is open to anyone interested in the future of building renovations in Europe. Attendance to the conference is free, but prior registration is required.

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AGENDA

9.00: Keynote speech: The Renovation Wave, the proposal on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and one-stop-shops in this policy context – Thibault Roy, DG Energy, European Commission

9.10:  Supporting local action for renovation with financial assistance tools: insights into the ELENA programme – Louise White, European Investment Bank

9.20: Session 1: Lessons learned from the Turnkey project, what is next? 

  • Short presentation of the project and demonstration of the Solutions4Renovation platform: Madeleine Devys, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB)
  • Overview of TURNKEY RETROFIT Business models –  Rachel Desmaris, R2M
  • Key learnings from the replication in Spain and in Ireland – Miriam Garcia Armesto, Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Rehabilitación y Reforma (ANERR) and Johanna Varghese, Irish Green Building Council (IGBC)
  • Q&A

10.20: Session 2: Successful initiatives – what can we learn from them 

  • Towards a business model definition for suitable One-Stop Shops: the case of Padova – Annamaria Bagaini, Bocconi University
  • Levers and challenges to scale up the renovation of condominiums in Paris : the Paris Climate Agency experience – Karine Bidart, Paris Climate Agency
  • H2020 Re-modulees project: insights into the re-modulees platform and the reLABs (renovation Local Advisory Boards) – Maria Sara Di Maggio, ABT, and Ana Sanchis Huertas, Valencia Institute of Building

11.00: Session 3: Panel discussion with all speakers 

11.45: Concluding remarks – Dominique Caccavelli, Turnkey Retrofit coordinator, CSTB

Speakers:

Thibault Roy, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Thibault Roy is a Policy Officer in the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, working on energy efficiency of buildings and products.
He previously worked in the Directorate-General for Competition, as well as for an environmental services company and in academia.

Louise White, Senior Engineer, European Investment Bank

Louise White is a Senior Engineer from the European Investment Bank. She is working in the Energy Efficiency and Energy Advisory team whose role is to assess projects related to energy efficiency, as well as manage the joint EIB-Commission grant facility ELENA – European Local Energy Assistance – which supports the preparation of projects in this sector. She previously worked in Ireland’s National TSO (Transmission System Operator) EirGrid and has over 20 years experience in the energy sector.

Annamaria Bagaini, Bocconi University

Annamaria Bagaini, PhD in Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture, is researcher at SUR
Lab and GREEN, Bocconi University. Her research field regards urban sustainability, in particular,
the energy transition at the urban level. She is an expert in energy policy, urban energy planning,
and energy communities. She is involved in a European Horizon 2020 project, PadovaFIT
Expanded, which focuses on innovative and systemic approaches for boosting building energy
efficiency. She is also involved in a new European Horizon project, CORONADX, in collaboration
with University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, for which she is carrying on a cost-effectiveness analysis
of COVID-19 response measures among five different countries.

Karine Bidart, Executive Director, Paris Climate Agency

Following a master’s degree in International Business at Lomonossov University in Moscow and Normandy Business School, Karine Bidart entered the food and beverages industry at PepsiCo. She then joined M-real, Finnish global leader in the paper and board industry, managed international projects and packaging business development in Finland, and South Africa. She promoted forest certification within the printing industry, and became director for the group’s global key accounts in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical sector. In 2009, Karine Bidart joined Paris Développement, the economic development agency of Paris, to build a strategy to prospect foreign investors in Asia, Americas and Middle-East, and was appointed managing director in 2011. For 4 years she ran Paris&Co, the innovation agency of Paris, and the biggest incubator of startups in Europe, and became the CEO of the Paris Climate Agency in 2019. The Agency is an operational accelerator of the Paris Climate Plan. Karine Bidart is a mentor in the Women4climate program.

Ana Sanchis Huertas, Architect, Valencia Institute of Building

Architect, Msc. on Energy Efficiency &Sustainability, Msc. on Geospatial Technologies. She has experience in both public and private organizations, on design and supervision of architectural projects; and Geospatial Science research oriented to smart cities and communities, and quality and sustainability research oriented to construction processes and buildings. She has collaborated with JRC Institute for Energy (Ispra – Italy) with the implementation of energy efficiency (GreenBuilding Programme) and urban sustainability projects (Covenant of Mayors Programme). Architect (Polytechnic University of Valencian, Spain). Since 2019, project manager at the International R&D&I Department in the Valencia Institute of Building, having participated in numerous competitive projects at international level. MsC. on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, and MsC. on Geospatial Technologies.

Maria Sara Di Maggio, Building Physics & Services Engineer, ABT

Maria Sara Di Maggio finished her Master degree in Building engineering and Architecture in Italy and then obtained a master in Sustainable building engineering at University of Greenwich, in the UK in 2015. She has more than 5 years experience in the building physics, energy design and sustainability disciplines nurtured by working in the UK in energy sector and in the Netherlands as engineer in a multidisciplinary consulting company.
Within ABT Maria Sara has fostered  her technical expertise in thermal comfort, rainwater management and biophilic design, and their link to the scale of sustainable certifications like LEED and WELL standards. She is passionate about working with experts from other disciplines such as architecture, structural, biology and psychology fields in order to interpret projects briefs holistically and develop creative solutions.
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