Date & Location: 21.10.2021

[Workshop] Scaling up the renovation of large apartment blocks – technological and financing solutions

A presentation of good practices in terms of technological solutions and financing for the refurbishment of apartment building blocks in countries with similarities in climate and building typologies with Russia.


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Decarbonisation of the building stock is one of the key strategies to tackle climate change with a large share of buildings being energy inefficient in the EU and Russia. According to the European energy and climate targets for 2030 and 2050, the current renovation rates of 0.4-1.2% have to be at least doubled by 2030. To achieve that, 35 million building units must be renovated by 2030 in the EU.

The second workshop of the EU-Russia exchange on sustainable building policies and measures will facilitate an exchange between stakeholders and practitioners to identify, understand and promote solutions for the renovation of large apartment blocks. Good practices in terms of technological solutions and financing for the refurbishment of apartment building blocks in countries with similarities in climate and building typologies with Russia will be presented.

This workshop is being carried out under the Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA).

This workshop will be held on October 21st, 2021 (09:00-12:10, CET) on the Interactio platform with simultaneous English-Russian interpretation and is the first workshop of the EU-Russia exchange on sustainable building policies and measures. 

The full agenda is available here.


Gordon Sutherland

Gordon Sutherland has an engineering background and over 30 years’ experience on energy-efficiency in buildings. Since 2006 he has worked for the European Commission’s Executive Agencies which manage European research and innovation funds supporting policy implementation through the market uptake of innovative solutions and approaches. Since 2021 he works at the Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and Environment as Team Leader for Energy-efficiency in the Green Research and Innovation Department. The Agency’s mission is to support its stakeholders in delivering the European Green Deal through high-quality EU Programme management that helps to implement projects contributing to decarbonisation and sustainable growth.

Pavel Murzakaev

Pavel is the head of Work with Strategic Design Institutes at Schneider Electric. He studied at the NRU MEI Institute of Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Devices. After his Master’s degree, he continued his postgraduate studies, we all as teaching to students. During his studies, he took an active part in university life in various positions of the trade union bureau of the faculty.

Pavel’s work experience at Schneider Electric started with his bachelor’s degree and subsequent internship. His work in the company ranges from simple solutions to complex nuclear power plant projects. At present, Pavel is implementing digital solutions for energy efficiency, safety and comfort for buildings. He also worked on sites around Sochi, Skolkovo, Moscow City, FIFA2018, as well as cultural and medical centres.

Anna Ramos

Anna Ramos is the director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe. She studied architecture at ETSAB-UPC and TUDelft and holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies – doctoral programme in Architectural Building, Restoration and Renovation UPC. Associate professor at ETSAB-UPC and international lecturer. She ran her own studio in Barcelona (2000-2016) and was also Assistant Dean at ETSAB-UPC (2014-2016) and President of Young Architects’ Association of Catalonia, AJAC (2005-2008).

Uwe Bigalke

Uwe Bigalke is the team lead of Energy efficient buildings/head of EnergiesprongDE, dena. He is head of the Energiesprong market development team in Germany. After studies in civil engineering and building engineering in Germany and Canada he worked on international construction projects involving deep insight in the efficiency potential of construction sites. Uwe has been working at dena since 2005 in the areas of serial refurbishments, retrofit technologies and strategies for large building stocks as well as on statistic models of the German building sector and energy system.

Jarek Kurnitski

Jarek Kurnitski is a Professor at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and at Aalto University, Finland. He is internationally known for the preparation of technical definitions for nearly zero energy buildings through many activities in REHVA Technology and Research Committee and contributions to European standards. He has been deeply involved in the work to improve the energy efficiency of the built environment in Estonia and Finland with major contribution in the development of dynamic simulation based energy calculation frames for present energy performance regulations. He is the Chair of REHVA Technology and Research Committee, has prepared the European residential ventilation guidebook and is currently leading REHVA COVID-19 Task Force preparing European HVAC and ventilation guidance for an epidemic situation.

Konstantin Borisov

Konstantin is a Candidate of Technical Sciences and has worked at the Ivanovo State Energy University (IGEU) and the Moscow Energy Institute-Technical University (MEI-TU). Since 2003, he has been a Leading Researcher at the Center for Energy Efficiency XXI Century LLC (CENEF-XXI LLC).

Professional qualification (professional skills): Analysis and assessment of the energy and economic condition of industrial enterprises and housing and communal services facilities. Analysis of the cost structure and validity of tariffs for thermal energy, electric energy and water. Analysis of energy flows and compilation of energy balances of industrial enterprises and housing and communal services facilities. Conducting energy surveys (energy audit) of residential and public buildings, heating networks, boiler houses, as well as industrial enterprises. Preparation of energy passports for residential and public buildings, industrial enterprises, heating networks, boiler houses. Development of energy saving and energy efficiency improvement programs for municipalities and regions. Development of programs for the integrated development of municipal infrastructure systems for municipalities. Compilation of unified fuel and energy balances (ETEB) for the regions of the Russian Federation. Development of calculation methods and software complexes for calculating the costs and effects of the introduction of energy-saving measures during the overhaul of apartment buildings (the program complex “Assistant ECR”).

Gaël Bogotto

Gaël Bogotto is an engineer with a Master Degree in Sustainability Engineering. He joined the ALEC (The Local Agency for Energy and Climate) in Grenoble as a project manager in energy efficiency where he implements the MurMur programme, the support and financial incentive scheme for the thermal renovation of condominiums and individual houses, implemented since 2010 by Grenoble Alpes Metropole. He also works on the development of thermal renewable energies (biomass, solar heating and geothermal energy).

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