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Dear reader,

Energy prices have soared in recent months, and while this might be good news for the return on energy efficiency investments, it is bad news for people already struggling to pay their energy bills. The required policy response is clear: Invest in initiatives which renovate buildings and eliminate energy poverty at the same time. In an upcoming webinar we are showing how such an initiative could look like in “real life”, presented by the ComAct project. 

This newsletter is focusing on “how to make the transformation happen”. We are showcasing successful financing models, highlighting tools to support sector innovation and are inviting you to a range of webinars to learn and discuss strategies and solutions to reduce the climate impact of buildings now. I am convinced that evidence of successful initiatives can encourage policymakers to be bold in their response to climate change, whether globally at the forthcoming climate negotiations, or at home when designing the details of European building legislation. I invite you to join in our call for “boldness to fight climate change”, no time to waste. 


Kind regards,

Oliver Rapf
Executive Director
FOCUS ON: GAS PRICES & ENERGY POVERTY

 

Taking back control: Reducing Europe's vulnerability against energy price volatility by fast tracking deep building renovation

This policy briefing argues that buildings are a necessary strategic pillar which must considered as part of a long-term solution to the problem of rising gas prices, especially as the stark price hikes are now (and may continue) to affect Europe’s most vulnerable, energy poor populations.

 

The briefing argues that short-term solutions such as increased financial support for vulnerable groups are an appropriate and necessary political response in a time of crisis, but should not dilute attention and commitment to pushing long-term sustainable solutions. Improving the energy performance of European buildings is the most reliable  and safest strategy to reduce EU’s exposure to future energy cost spikes, and policy making should move from serious words to serious action and serious political support.

The current energy price crisis should fast track efforts to deploy deep energy renovation. It requires committed national strategies to reduce energy consumption of buildings. Significant funds are available in Europe, both from the increasing revenues of the European Emission Trading System as well as from the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

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Supporting and analysing energy efficiency measures in the residential sector: more insights in the new RenOnBill scientific papers

Two new arcticles were recently published by RenOnBill partner UNIGE in the Energy journal. The first presents a methodology to effectively address the evaluation of building energy retrofitting projects in a highly uncertain context. The second gives an in-depth description of on-bill mechanisms as a tool to support energy renovation in the residential sector, which should be tailored to different contexts.
 
Read the articles here
New Resource Centre for energy consultation opened in Odessa, Ukraine, aims to lift citizens out of energy poverty 

The Odessa Housing Association, ComAct’s Ukraine country partner, hosted the opening ceremony of the Energy Consulting Resource Centre last August. The Centre aims to support the refurbishment of five multifamily apartment buildings in the Odessa region, benefitting 780 residents. Residents will be able to access support carry out technical examinations of their home and to implement thermal modernization. An energy auditor will guide residents through their decision making process, providing insights on measures to implement and how much it will cost.

The opening of the centre will be followed by energy audits, trainings, surveys and more practical activities to help citizens from the CIS and CEE regions fight energy poverty.
 

Watch the video of the Resource Centre opening (in Ukrainian)
Check out the service broadcasted on the national television (in Ukrainian)

Read the full article here

BuiltHub  - harnessing the power of building data to make cities more sustainable, affordable, and people-friendly places. 
 
New GABC Report : The Buildings Passport Practical Guidelines
 
The new report by the Global Alliance of Buildings and Construction, Building Passport Practical Guidelines addresses the need for accessible and reliable data and information on buildings. Policymakers and market participants alike see the development and use of Building Passports as a way to overcome current data gaps and barriers, helping to capture, administer and manage building-related data and information across the whole life cycle. The overarching goals of these practical guidelines, which represent the collaborative effort of a global Task Force of public and private sector experts, are to illustrate the value of developing holistic, multi-dimensional Building Passports. At the same time, the guidelines reflect key aspects of past discussions about how to make them work in practice, drawing on the experiences of stakeholders and existing and emerging initiatives.
 
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International experience in environmental performance assessment tools and policies for the construction sector

More about the EU-Brazil exchange can be found here.
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We're looking forward to seeing you in one of our several events happening this month. Make sure to not miss this opportunity to get involved.
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Our project RenOnBill was selected as finalist for the EUSEW2021 Awards:

Help us win with your vote!

RenOnBill is one of three finalists shortlisted for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2021 in the Innovation category. The award recognises outstanding EU-funded activities that show an original and innovative path toward the clean energy transition. Building renovations could experience a boom across Europe, as building owners may soon be able to leverage innovative financing that makes it easier to undertake energy renovations. Through the EU-funded RenOnBill project, utility companies are developing strategies to offer on-bill schemes. It is funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and contributes to the EU’s Renovation Wave Strategy.
 
Vote for RenOnBill here
14/10/2021

10:30 - 12:00
The EPBD revision: How to make the building stock decarbonised, energy-efficient and healthy through smartness 

This event will highlight how the review of the Energy Performance Of Buildings Directive (EPBD) can use smart technologies to make the EU’s building stock energy-efficient, decarbonised, future proof and more comfortable to its citizens. The revision of the EPBD creates a unique opportunity to deploy a broad range of energy-efficient and smart technologies. The event is aimed at fostering a discussion between policymakers, institutions and stakeholders (industry experts, NGO’s, investors, property owners, facility managers, citizens, authorities and others), that will be engaged in the review of the EPBD.
 
14/10/2021

12:00 - 13:30
Next generation Energy Performance Certificates: Making buildings fit for the energy transition

REHVABPIEFEDARENE and Sympraxis Team, hosted by the BuildUp Portal, bring together key actors from the Next Generation Energy Performance Certificates for buildings Horizon 2020 cluster of projects for a lively and informative moderated panel discussion between the project's representatives with 2 prior short 'setting the scene' keynotes from DG ENER and BPIE to benefit all EPBD stakeholders, with a slightly enhanced focus on EU Member States and specifically decision-makers and influencers of the EPBD revision process.
 
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14/10/2021

15:00 - 16:30
How to make the Renovation Wave a success in Central and Eastern Europe in addressing Energy Poverty?

This session, where the ComAct project will be presented, highlights the importance of focusing on communities of homeowners in Central and Eastern European (CEE) region living in multi apartment buildings as a prerequisite for future renovation of these buildings. The session introduces specific challenges of the CEE region by providing EU policy background for building renovation. Speakers will present best practices from the region that successfully tackle energy poverty and lead renovation of residential buildings thanks to scaling up the financing for residential energy efficiency and provision of technical assistance to homeowner associations. Presentations will be followed by discussion with the audience. The session will be accompanied by two rounds of interactive exercises.
 
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21/10/2021   
 
12:00 - 13:30
Next generation Energy Performance Certificates: Making buildings fit for the energy transition

This event will highlight the potential of energy service companies (ESCOs), notably by using Energy Performance Contracts (EnPCs), to support Europe in reaching the objectives of the Green Deal, Renovation Wave and, more specifically, the Fit for 55 package. To ensure EU legislation is on track with the renewed 2030 climate ambition, it is key not only to ensure that energy efficiency actions, such as building renovations, are fostered and massively rolled out, but also that the solutions in place maintain and even increase improved energy performance over time, through effective monitoring, management, and maintenance of relevant energy installations. EnPCs are a proven mechanism to deliver energy savings in the long-term; moreover, they can offer a viable financing solution for the implementation of energy efficiency projects. The event will foster active discussion between policymakers, institutions and stakeholders (ESCOs, technology providers, cities and citizen networks, think tanks, energy agencies and others), that will be engaged in shaping EU policies falling under the Fit for 55 package.
 
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21/10/2021   
 
09:00 - 10:30
The three Horizon 2020 projects ENEFIRSTEERAdata and sEEnergies are jointly organising a session called “Energy Efficiency First: let’s walk the talk!” 

Energy Efficiency First (E1st) is a foundational principle of the Energy Union to achieve carbon neutrality with an energy transition delivering multiple benefits to the society. E1st is still a recent concept that has yet to move from theory to practice. This event aims to provide the participants with a concrete understanding of what implementing E1st means and can achieve, and to discuss difficulties encountered and how they can be overcome, from local to EU level. The session will discuss the potential that can be achieved by implementing the Energy Efficiency First principle, and examples of approaches illustrating how such potential can be achieved in buildings.

Find the agenda here.

 
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US-EU exchange webinar: Finance for energy efficiency in buildings – the process

20 October 2021, 4:00-6:00pm CEST | 10:00-12:00am EST


What is the role of the financial sector in boosting energy efficiency investments? How does financing for energy efficiency projects work in practice? The EU and the US both committed to full society-wide decarbonization by 2050. Both have pledged to base the post-COVID economic recovery on green and sustainable solutions. The upcoming webinar: Finance for energy efficiency in buildings – the process, is the third in a 5-part series taking place as part of the EU-US energy dialogue, focusing on building renovation and in such a green recovery. The webinar will look at the role of the financial sector in boosting energy efficiency investments and explore business models that link funds to projects. The sessions will include a deep dive looking at the specifics of how financing for energy efficiency projects works in practice.
 
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SPIPA Russia – recording workshop 1 and save the date for 2nd workshop 21 October
 
On September 14, we held the first workshop of the EU-Russia Exchange on sustainable building policies and measures. “Future-proof buildings for all: building regulations and renovation strategies in the EU and Russia” provided an overview of the current legislation both in the EU and Russia as well as innovative instruments to incentivise deep renovation, implementing the objectives of the EU Green Deal and Russian climate protection targets. You can find the presentations and the recording of the workshop here.
The second workshop titled “Scaling up the renovation of large apartment blocks: technological and financing solutions” will be held on October 21. Good practices in terms of innovative technological solutions, the role of digitalisation and financing for the refurbishment of apartment building blocks in countries with similarities in climate and building typologies with Russia will be presented.

The full agenda will be published soon here.
 
Register here
Despite laudable efforts, the retail real estate industry lacks a common vision and strategy to achieve full decarbonization by 2050. Shopping spaces must become ‘Paris-Proof by 2050’, which means that property developers and investors in retail spaces need to rethink the design, purpose and sustainability of their building portfolios, all while juggling complex relationships with tenants and the impacts of economic downturn.

What you’ll learn

  • What does ‘zero-carbon’ really mean for the retail building sector?
  • What are the strategies and best practices that retail asset owners are using now to decarbonise their portfolios?
  • How do leading industry experts envision the road to decarbonisation?
  • What are the principles and requirements for achieving zero-carbon outcomes?
  • What should be the roles and responsibilities of asset owners, tenants, financial institutions, buildings’ solution providers, and policymakers?
  • How to set clear boundaries for establishing carbon neutrality targets and pathways?

… And crucially, to ensure 2050 climate-neutrality of the retail real estate sector, who needs to do what, and by when?

Register here
e-SAFE solutions for the energy and seismic renovation of non-historic buildings, October 28 (time tbc)

The e-SAFE project will be part of the Policy Conference at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021. Prof. Gianpiero Evola (University of Catania) from the e-SAFE project was selected to present a talk on “The e-SAFE solutions for the energy and seismic renovation of non-historic buildings” on 28th October. Check back on the programme for the exact timing of the talk.

RenOnBill stakeholder roundtables on on-bill financing schemes – Autumn 2021  

The H2020 project RenOnBill, whose focus is on on-bill financing schemes is launching its second round of stakeholder roundtables this autumn. The roundtable is an exclusive opportunity to exchange with representatives from the energy, finance, housing, and policy spheres on the next steps for replicating on-bill schemes for the market of the project’s focus countries, that are Germany, Italy, Spain, Lithuania.   

Key topics that will be addressed during the roundtable are:    

  • How on-bill schemes can contribute to addressing EU’s energy renovation challenge  

  • Next steps at policy, regulatory, and market level to facilitate on-bill schemes for the German/Italian/Spanish/Lithuanian market  

  • Main insights from RenOnBill’s “business modelling development guidelines” (to be released in Autumn 2021)  

The next roundtables are the German and the Italian ones, that will be respectively held  on October 12th and October 18th. You can get in touch with our Spanish partner Crearawith our German partner adelphi or with our Italian partner Epta Prime, for more info and registrations and visit the RenOnBill events page to stay updated on the Lithuanian roundtable.  

Energy efficiency – full speed ahead! is the focus of the next European Energy Efficiency Conference on 2-4 March 2022 in Wels/Austria, part of the international World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED). The 2022 edition of the event presents the far-reaching transformation of policies, technologies and markets for achieving the EU's climate neutrality goals, and how to raise the pace of change. Learn and discuss how citizens and businesses can profit from this, how we can increase acceptance, trigger investments, and get things moving – full speed! Deadline Call for Papers and Speaker 12 October 2021.
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Dear reader,

Almost every day we are receiving disturbing news about the impacts of climate change, and the recent IPCC report summarising the latest scientific findings is a stark reminder that we have to act now. No more time for delay or hesitation, the time for meaningful action to reduce CO2 emissions is now. This decade is the make-or-break moment, and so we are calling for a comprehensive revision of  European legislation for buildings in our latest paper.

Legislation needs implementation to have an impact. We are continuing to present solutions, such as the opportunities of industrial scale renovation, or ways to implement in the Energy Efficiency First principle in policymaking. To foster exchange and mutual learning in policymaking, we will run a series of webinars this autumn, both with the US and with Russia, make sure you register for these exciting exchanges. And there are many other events which present solutions to accelerate the zero-carbon transformation so urgently needed.

As the summer is slowly coming to an end, we are seeing busy months ahead which should be used to make the right decisions, so that we have a realistic chance to avert more serious consequences of a changing climate.

Kind regards,

Oliver Rapf
Executive Director
FOCUS ON: EPBD REVISION
EPBD revision marks ‘make-or-break’ opportunity for climate-neutral buildings

The keystone of European buildings legislation, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), will be opened for revision by the end of 2021. This new policy briefing highlights a make-or-break opportunity to make the EPBD ‘fit for 2030’, ensuring that the buildings sector contributes significantly to the overall EU-wide target of more than halving emissions by 2030, and crucially, that it is fit to respond to the climate emergency.

The EU must now deliver on announced targets by taking bold actions and showing results. The ambition of the EPBD revision should go beyond simply ‘aligning’ with the Renovation Wave, since the latter was published before the new 2030 climate target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 55%, was agreed. The revision should be comprehensive and not take a ‘cherry-picking’ approach to legislative revision.

Crucially, it must ensure the buildings sector will contribute to the achievement of the updated 2030 climate target; and second, to make the EPBD a milestone towards reaching climate-neutrality by 2050. This means reaching an annual 3% deep renovation rate and a 60% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030. It should do this while taking a people-centered approach that supports energy-poor, low- and middle-income households; the integration of whole-life carbon considerations next to the Energy Efficiency First principle; and building performance requirements guided by climate-neutrality rather than cost optimality.
Read the policy recommendations
HIGHLIGHTS
Check out the new e-SAFE website, join the stakeholder community, and learn about the local platform in Catania

Over the summer, the e-SAFE project was busy revamping its website - have a look and discover the project’s innovative concepts and affordable solutions for deep energy and seismic building renovation. If this is something you’re involved in, we’d also like to invite you to become part of the e-SAFE stakeholder community  to receive relevant updates about the development of the technical systems, research reports, upcoming events and the pilot project in Catania, as well as networking opportunities.

Finally, on July 9, 2021 the University of Catania (the leading partner of e-SAFE) launched the local platform in Catania. It is a working group that involves both public and private actors in a co-design process to develop and implement a tailored strategy to make renovation projects a driving force of the local economy.
 
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New ENEFIRST report shows that that the implementation of the E1st principle requires close cooperation between national and regional levels and more specific guidance on EU level

ENEFIRST’s latest research ‘Implementation Maps on Barriers and Success Factors for E1ST in Buildings summarises the main barriers and possible solutions to the implementation of the E1st concept as well as the related legislative and non-legislative changes required. These analyses emphasise that adaptation of EU legislation is needed to overcome the barriers but that many institutional barriers also require interventions by national and local authorities to enable capacity building and additional resources in regulatory agencies and implementing organisations to realise the concepts and policy approaches.  

 
Read the report
Comparative study of serial renovation solutions shows large potential of the industrialised concept in Germany

This report written by BPIE and Co2onlinemarks the end of a 2-year project funded by the German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt) which analysed the barriers and success factors of serial renovation approaches – based on the Dutch Energiesprong model – in Europe. The study examines the market potential of innovative renovation solutions through serial prefabrication, process innovations and digital tools and provides information on the transferability of the experiences of European countries with regard to a market introduction in Germany. 

Outcomes show that serial renovation models offer solutions to the persisting low refurbishment rate and the increasing shortage of skilled workers, while giving a significant boost to digitalising the construction industry. If new production capacities and business models are developed due to a high demand, dedicated financial support and a suitable regulatory framework, a market volume between 30 and 120 billion euros could be unlocked.

 
Read the report in German
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Central & Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum, 21-24 September 2021, Poiana Brasov (Romania)

The 2021C4E Forum in Poiana Brasov will offer an engaging blend of practical parallel sessions, workshops, high-level plenaries, a slot for DIY sessions and plenty of social and networking opportunities. 

BPIE will attend the C4E Forum with presentations of the Horizon 2020 project ENEFIRST and Our Buildings, funded by EUKI on September 21st and 22nd.
 
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Build Upon2 webinar: Utilitising European technical assistance for municipal retrofits (September 8th, 5:00-6:00pm CEST)

This webinar will dive into European technical assistance and how it supports cities across Europe by giving them the tools to lead the change towards net zero carbon by 2050 and unlock the huge potential of their existing buildings.

Speakers from the European Commission, Climate Alliance and the Build Upon2 project will highlight what is happening at the European level, what is needed at the local level, and what synergies exist between the different levels of policy making to scale up renovation
.
 
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EU-Brazil Exchange webinar: International Experience on Low Carbon Performance Assessment Tools and Policies for Construction (September 9, 15:00-17:30, CEST)

Efforts to decarbonise the building stock have so far focused mostly on the operational phase – on reducing energy demand and GHGs with energy efficiency measures. However, a large percent of GHGs is emitted while producing materials that are to be used in buildings, as well as during the construction phase. As part of the EU-Brazil Exchange, EU experts and stakeholders come together to share experiences and information of European institutions, initiatives and tools that tackle issues relating to lifecycle assessment (LCA) in civil construction. The overview includes examples of public policies related to the use of LCA and how LCA contributes to the Paris Agreement goals. 

The online event will be held in English and Portuguese, with simultaneous interpretation in both languages.
 
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First workshop of the EU-Russia Exchange: Sustainable Building Policies (September 14, 9:00-12:15, CET)
 
Buildings account for 36% of COemissions in the EU, and 21% in Russia. As part of the EU-Russia Exchange, EU experts and stakeholders come together to share experiences and information on relevant EU building legislation for construction and renovation, and present good practices and exchange with building experts and practitioners in Russia.  

The first workshop (out of a series of three) will provide an overview of the current legislation both in the EU and Russia as well as innovative instruments to incentivise deep renovation, implementing the objectives of the EU Green Deal and Russian climate protection.

The event will be held online in English and Russian with simultaneous interpretation.
 
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BUILD UPON2 Virtual Summit – September 20th

As a flagship event on the first day of World Green Building Week 2021, the Summit will bring together hundreds of leaders from industry, public sector and civil society in an online conference. The central theme is how leaders can work together to deliver the EU Renovation Wave and the EU Green Deal.

Throughout the event we will profile the work of the BUILD UPON2 project to empower cities as key enablers of the Renovation Wave through a unique impact framework for quantifying the holistic benefits of building renovation. The Summit will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and inspiration on how public and private sector actors alike can scale up efforts to address the monumental challenge ahead to deliver the Renovation Wave.

 
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How to achieve energy-efficient and affordable housing (September 23, 16:00-18:00 CEST) US-EU Exchange webinar

The second webinar of the US-EU Exchange series will focus on EU and US objectives and initiatives to achieve energy efficient and affordable housing.

Energy poverty is a growing issue at the global scale, and affordable and energy efficient housing is essential to combatting energy poverty while leading a just, green transition. Energy retrofitting of affordable housing therefore faces specific financial challenges, but also has the potential benefit to simultaneously improve energy efficiency, health, and well-being.  This webinar will provide an overarching view of the nexus between affordable, efficient housing and a just transition and share successful project examples.

 
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Sustainable Places – 2021 Edition, September 28th to October 1st

Sustainability targets and climate change objectives cannot be met without addressing buildings and the built environment at the building, district and urban scale to include our transport and energy infrastructures. Each year, Sustainable Places gives the opportunity to cutting-edge research and innovation projects funded under the H2020 programme to showcase their results. SP2021 will be held over three days in a hybrid (digital + in-person) event format. Syn.ikia, Turnkey Retrofit, BuiltHub and ComAct are among the projects that will be represented.
 
More information here
 
RenOnBill stakeholder roundtables – Autumn 2021 

The H2020 project RenOnBill, whose focus is on on-bill financing schemes is launching its second round of stakeholder roundtables this autumn. The roundtable is an exclusive opportunity to exchange with representatives from the energy, finance, housing, and policy spheres on the next steps for replicating on-bill schemes for the market of the project’s focus countries, that are Germany, Italy, Spain, Lithuania.  

Key topics that will be addressed during the roundtable are:   
  • How on-bill schemes can contribute to addressing EU’s energy renovation challenge 
  • Next steps at policy, regulatory, and market level to facilitate on-bill schemes for the German/Italian/Spanish/Lithuanian market 
  • Main insights from RenOnBill’s “business modelling development guidelines” (to be released in Autumn 2021) 
The first two roundtables, the Spanish and the German ones, will be respectively on October 1st, 10:00 – 12:00 CET and October 12th 14:00-16:00 Berlin time. You can get in touch with our Spanish partner Creara or with our German partner adelphi for more info and registrations and visit the RenOnBill events page to stay updated on the Italian and Lithuanian roundtables.
 
Green Solutions Awards: discover the national winners of the 2020-21 competition
 
The suspense is over! The national winners were unveiled by the Construction21 network. The rewarded projects are both real and reproducible. They will inspire the construction industry to accelerate the transition to sustainable buildings, cities, and territories. 

Discover and share the winning case studies for a large-scale dissemination of the exemplary solutions they integrate. Also, save the date for the international finals in November in Glasgow, where BPIE will be part of the jury!

 
More information here
Energy efficiency – full speed ahead! is the focus of the next European Energy Efficiency Conference on 2-4 March 2022 in Wels/Austria, part of the international World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED). The 2022 edition of the event presents the far-reaching transformation of policies, technologies and markets for achieving the EU's climate neutrality goals, and how to raise the pace of change. Learn and discuss how citizens and businesses can profit from this, how we can increase acceptance, trigger investments, and get things moving – full speed! Deadline Call for Papers and Speaker 12 October 2021.
 
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Dear reader,

Getting the policy package in support of zero-carbon buildings right is not an easy task. Economic incentives and regulatory requirements should be in tune with each other. Today we are presenting two new publications which are providing ideas how to get it right in the imminent policy revision process.

Yes, introducing a carbon price for heating and cooling can provide the right economic signals and we argue in favor of it, but should avoid penalizing those which have no choice for an investment in a low carbon renovation. This is true for the millions of renters in the EU, and for those which must live with a low income. A new publication by the EU-funded project ComAct shows what support could be provided to citizens in energy poverty.

When building new, the investment should be made in a future-proof building. However, we found that building standards in many member states do not meet the nearly-zero energy requirements which were agreed already a decade ago. Our new policy analysis shows the good and the not-so-good examples and draws conclusions what to change.

And a not-to-be-missed publication is the comprehensive analysis about lessons which can be learned from national building policies. A year-long project for the European Commission led by BPIE with partners produced a comprehensive analysis which provides inspiration for the evolution for the European policy framework.

Finally, before heading for a summer break (well-deserved by the BPIE team I dare to say) we are hosting two more webinars and are sharing the recordings of two recent trans-Atlantic exchanges with the US and Canada. As always, please read to the very end for the full picture!

Wishing you a restful summer,

Kind regards,

Oliver Rapf
Executive Director
FOCUS ON: CARBON PRICING

The European Commission is expected to publish legislative proposals to increase the ambition of the climate policy framework according to the updated climate protection target in the Fit-for-55 package in mid-July, including a reform of the EU Emissions Trading Systems (EU ETS) and the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR).

An introduction of an ETS for transport and buildings, either by extending the current EU ETS or by setting up a separate scheme for buildings and transport, is currently being discussed. 

BPIE’s new policy briefing on carbon pricing demonstrates that a carbon tax system with a steadily increasing price path is superior to an ETS.



 


Current discussions on carbon pricing are centred on introducing an ETS for transport and buildings, which could take the form of extending the current EU ETS, or introducing a new and separate scheme for buildings and transport emissions.

The briefing concludes that either as a carbon tax or a separate ETS system, a carbon price signal can only work as a complementary instrument to regulatory measures.

 
Read the full briefing
HIGHLIGHTS
Nearly Zero: A review of EU Member State implementation of new build requirements 

BPIE’s latest policy briefing provides an overview of the status of implementation of Article 9 across EU Member States and insights into how nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) standards in Member States are aligned with the requirements of the EPBD. 
Based on the information presented in this factsheet, there is a wide degree of disparity across Member States in terms of the implementation of the nZEB provisions, and these are important considerations for EU policymakers as they look towards a revision of the EPBD, given the potential for nZEBs to contribute to the EU’s wider objective of a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050. The briefing concludes with a set of recommendations both for the European Commission and Member States.
Read the full briefing
Lessons learned to inform integrated approaches for the renovation and modernisation of the built environment

A better performing and smarter building stock is the cornerstone of a decarbonised EU energy system, and has a wide range of other benefits ranging from improved health and well-being and greener infrastructure. The recent study by BPIE, Creara, Ecologic and Climact, for DG Energy of the European Commission, provides lessons learned from existing legal and non-legal policy instruments in 15 European Member States, 3 non-EU countries and 5 European regions.

It formulates possible ways forward in informing integrated approaches for the renovation and modernisation of the building stock and the built environment. The study provides an in-depth understanding of how provisions within seven strategic areas and their interaction can be designed and amended to meet the European Union’s long-term target to be climate-neutral by 2050 while maximising synergies and benefits. 
Read the study
ComACT - The concept of energy poverty: from understanding to overcoming it

Energy poverty as a concept has a long tradition, and energy subsidies for low-income households have been a major part of social policy in West and Central and Eastern Europe as well as former Soviet Republics. Due to different political and economic circumstances, such as the higher homeownership rate in multi-family apartment buildings and the worse performing building stock, energy poverty rates in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics are much higher than in Western Europe.

The consortium of the H2020 project ComAct has taken a deep dive into five countries – Hungary, Lithuania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Ukraine – to look at their energy poverty rates, how the energy-poor are identified, and what programmes are in place to support them. Furthermore, existing financial schemes from all over Europe, which have proven to help alleviate energy poverty in multi-family apartment buildings are identified.
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Canada-EU exchange webinar: Data that informs Efficiency Policies, July 6th  

Sound, future-oriented policymaking that enables systematic decarbonisation of the building stock and increased investment into clean energy solutions, requires access to comprehensive and transparent energy data. But accessing and building these datasets is far from a straightforward process. 

The webinar will address the following questions: 
  • What are the key indicators required as the backbone of robust energy efficiency policy? 
  • What are the arguments and models are that can convince a wide range of stakeholders – ex: private individuals, companies, utilities, and institutions - to share their data? What are the incentives to get them to share? 
  • How do you mitigate and overcome privacy obstacles? How great an obstacle is the “privacy” issue? 
  • What is the ideal regulatory framework to break down the existing barriers to facilitate comprehensive and transparent data collection? 
Last week we held our fourth Canada-EU webinar on Financing and business models that deliver, watch the recording here.
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BPIE/EuroPACE webinar: Achieving the 2030 climate goals: one-stop-shops for multi-family building renovations, July 8th 

The second of the series ‘Achieving the 2030 Climate Goals’, experts on this webinar will explore innovative European one-stop-shop business models as a means to increase renovation uptake in the multi-family building sector, decreasing carbon emissions related to buildings.

Who should attend and why? Cities, regions, energy agencies, and other stakeholders setting up residential renovation programs for multifamily buildings within Europe are welcome to join. Learn more about achieving climate neutrality by increasing the renovation rate in a poorly served sector that presents great opportunities for reducing energy-related emissions.

More info and agenda here.
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US-EU Exchange: Advancing a climate-neutral recovery, June 17th 

Kicking off a new series of high-level exchange between the US and the EU on climate and buildings, this webinar gave an overview of the EU and US overarching plans and investment strategies to boost energy efficient renovations in buildings, to achieve their climate goals and support a sustainable economic recovery.

Organised in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Energy, the US Department of Energy and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the series will continue after the summer, so stay tuned for our upcoming events. 
Watch the recording
Central & Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum, 21-24 September 2021, Poiana Brasov (Romania)

The 2021C4E Forum in Poiana Brasov will offer an engaging blend of practical parallel sessions, workshops, high-level plenaries, a slot for DIY sessions and plenty of social and networking opportunities. 
 
In order to stay in touch, C4E is organizing a free high-level online event in April on one of the original dates, similar to the October webinar on Renovation Wave with Commissioner Kadri Simson. Stay tuned, more information will be available website shortly.  
 
See the programme outline here
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Dear Reader,

In this newsletter, we are broadening our perspective to look at the hidden emissions of the building sector, those which are caused by the production of building materials and the construction of buildings. While the share of these emissions is significantly smaller than those caused by heating and cooling, it is a growing concern. In particular, because we will not reach a climate-neutral building stock without addressing them.

We have described the scale of the challenge in a background report, introducing some basic concepts and key issues related to the integration of whole-life carbon considerations in building policies. Our policy briefing in turn, demonstrates that carbon metrics are needed to align building policies and incentives with carbon-neutrality goals. Do have a look or share within your own networks – as key policy revisions are underway this year, it is timely to consider the impact of embodied emissions and whole-life carbon.  

We are also exploring funding instruments and business models from a variety of perspectives. A new output from the Com-Act project provides further information about funding instruments for renovation in a number of selected Central and Eastern European countries. And looking across the Atlantic, the fourth Canada-EU exchange will share insights on how available financing can be linked to potential projects and enable upscaling of the business models that deliver results on the ground.

Finally, if you find the integration of seismic building upgrades with efficiency measures interesting, I would like to encourage you to respond to our short survey on the topic. 

And as always, check out the listing of events at the bottom of this newsletter and join us wherever we meet your interests.

Happy reading,

Oliver Rapf
Executive Director
FOCUS ON: WHOLE-LIFE CARBON 
Whole-life Carbon: Challenges and solutions for highly efficient and climate-neutral buildings

Despite an array of national initiatives, voluntary schemes and regulations, the current EU policy framework is not designed to address circularity and embodied carbon in buildings. The ongoing review of key policy and legislative files, such as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), provides a significant opportunity for the EU to begin consistently integrating whole-life carbon (WLC) in the policy framework. This summary report introduces basic concepts and key issues related to the integration of whole-life carbon considerations in building policies.
Read the summary report
Introducing Whole-life Carbon metrics: Recommendations for highly efficient and climate-neutral buildings

Policy efforts to decarbonise Europe’s building stock have, so far, focused on energy efficiency measures and thereby reducing the energy demand, and related carbon emissions, for heating, cooling and lighting of the building during its operational lifetime. This is a well-justified focus but only part of the overall effort needed to achieve a climate-neutral Europe. With the drive towards reducing in-use energy to “nearly zero”, the other sources of carbon emissions from buildings become increasingly important and therefore a vital part of future carbon reduction plans. For new buildings built to the highest energy efficiency standards, the extremely low operational energy requirements mean that embodied carbon becomes the most significant area of carbon emissions over the lifetime of the building.  


 
Read the policy recommendations
HIGHLIGHTS
Get access to all available financing models for renovation of multifamily buildings with the ComAct toolbox!
The toolbox provides an overview of available financing models supporting energy-efficient renovation of multifamily buildings in the five target countries of the H2020 ComAct project – Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, North Macedonia and Ukraine. With a focus on energy-poor households or households at risk of energy poverty, the toolbox dives into the scope, volume of investment and expected energy savings of each of the schemes.  

This toolbox lays the ground for the design and adaptation of innovative financial instruments that meet the needs of low-income households, one of the next steps of the ComAct project.   


Visit the toolbox here and learn more about ComAct.
Visit the toolbox!
Webinar recording: Canada-EU Exchange: Supporting local action on Energy Efficiency, May 18th 
Help e-SAFE identify challenges to rolling out energy-efficient and anti-seismic deep renovation! 

Are you a building owner or/manager?  Do you work in real estate development? Or maybe you’re an architect/designer/engineer/contractor? Then we’d love to ask for a few minutes of your time to fill out a short survey for the e-SAFE project! 
About e-SAFE: e-SAFE is a four-year Horizon 2020 funded project that aims to develop and demonstrate fast, cost-effective and tailorable integrated solutions for an energy-efficient and anti-seismic deep renovation of existing non-historic buildings.  

In the framework of the implementation of this project, we have launched a short online survey, for which we would like to kindly invite your valuable contribution. The aim of the survey is to collect data regarding Europe’s retrofitting/building renovation market in order to identify the issues and different challenges for the uptake of anti-seismic renovations and suggest suitable incentives.  

The survey will be available until 15th June 2021 and will take about 7-10 minutes to complete.
 
Take the survey
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[Webinar] Canada – EU Exchange on energy efficiency in buildings and housing: Financing and business models that deliver: How to link finance to energy efficiency projects and build business models to scale

The fourth webinar of the Canada-EU exchange, hosted on June 15th, 2021, will focus on business and finance models that enable smart use of public and private funds and deliver energy efficiency renovations for both public and commercially owned buildings.

Join the webinar and learn:

  • Which energy efficiency business models have been the most successful to date, in Canada and the EU?
  • How can available financing – both public and private – be linked to potential projects and beyond, to enable massive upscaling of the business models that deliver results on the ground? 
Register here
EVENTS
Boosting economic recovery with the energy transition 
World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) 2021 - 23-25 June 2021, Wels (Austria) and online 


World Sustainable Energy Days is a leading tradeshow on renewable energy presents real-life solutions. The 2021 hybrid event (in person and online) will show how we can make a green recovery happen in practice and how energy efficiency as an investment engine can contribute to this deep transformation. More than 100 speakers from all over the world will offer insights into technology and market trends, new business and financing models and policy updates.  
Make sure to save the date(s) for BPIE: 

Young Energy Researchers Conference: Two colleagues will join the Young Energy Researchers conference on June 21 and present why renovation practices should be at the heart of a green recovery contributing to effective energy savings while achieving societal benefits. The presentations dive into the benefits of industrialised renovation solutions for economic recovery and public participation for a decarbonised built environment respectively. 

June 23: 
Energy Efficiency Policy Conference - Be sure to attend the second morning session at 11:30, entitled "Best practices in energy efficiency policy - solutions for the post-pandemic era". It will include the following presentation about the ENEFIRST H2020 project's results thus far:

- Energy Efficiency First: What does it mean in practice? by Jean-Sébastien Broc (IEECP)

June 25: The AmBIENCe approach to the Active Building Energy Performance Contract (EPC): The H2020 AmBIENCe project will lead an online workshop presenting the project’s Active Building Energy Performance Contract (EPC), covering the concept, the project modelling tool, and outcomes from the testing phase.
Register here
Central & Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum, 21-24 September 2021, Poiana Brasov (Romania)

The 2021C4E Forum in Poiana Brasov will offer an engaging blend of practical parallel sessions, workshops, high-level plenaries, a slot for DIY sessions and plenty of social and networking opportunities. 
 
In order to stay in touch, C4E is organizing a free high-level online event in April on one of the original dates, similar to the October webinar on Renovation Wave with Commissioner Kadri Simson. Stay tuned, more information will be available website shortly.  
 
See the programme outline here

June’s e-meets of the ENEFIRST team and lessons learned from project outputs
We’re thrilled to announce that papers and presentations about ENEFIRST’s results have been selected to be part of two upcoming international conferences.
ECEEE 2021 Summer Study (7-11 June 2021)

Drop by Panel 2 of the "2.2 Energy Efficiency (First): Policies, drivers and barriers" session on Monday 7 June from 2.30 to 4.00 pm CEST. It includes the following presentations on ENEFIRST’s results:

- Conceptualising the “Energy Efficiency First” principle: from foundations to implementation, by Tim Mandel (Fraunhofer ISI) (paper 2-075-21)
- “Efficiency First” in practice, by Zsuzsanna Pató (RAP) (presentation 2-069-21)
Register and join here.
 
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Discover the 2020-21 Green Solutions Awards international candidates and vote!
The 2021 edition of the Green Solution Awards is rich in innovative, exemplary, but also replicable projects that are already paving the way for the cities of tomorrow. The competition is gathering 192 participants, including 148 buildings, 29 infrastructures, and 15 districts.

Professionals from all over the world have responded to Construction21’s call. Twenty-five countries are represented, including  Belgium, China, France, Germany, Morocco, and Spain, Benin, Canada, Moldova, Russia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.
36 of the 192 candidates are in the running for a prize awarded by Internet users like you. Discover the top exemplary buildings, districts and infrastructures, and have your say and vote for the ones that inspire you the most. 

After clicking on the “Like” button of your favourite projects, share them on social media: you will contribute to the dissemination of best practices while giving them a better chance to win. Votes are open until May 31.


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Dear Reader,

Last week, national governments, the European Parliament and the Commission agreed the EU’s strengthened 2030 climate target. We now have a clear milestone ahead to guide our efforts in reducing the climate impact of buildings and construction. This milestone sets a benchmark against which both political and economic decisions in the sector should be measured. This is why we analysed the EU’s Renovation Wave document, published in October 2020, from a new perspective. You will find the result in our latest briefing. With the 2030 destination in mind, we now have to increase our speed of action and push for innovative approaches to tackle the barriers to renovation. 

The RenOnBill project suggest a new way to finance building investments and to use the European recovery funds for this in an effective way. And the X-tendo project, highlighted already earlier, developed new metrics for Energy Performance Certificates to inform citizens about the climate impact of buildings. Clearly, we are seeing new momentum in climate diplomacy, the recent Biden-led summit being just one example. We are contributing our bit with the continuation of the Canada - EU exchange on efficient and zero-carbon buildings, don’t miss the upcoming webinar. And we will soon launch another exchange programme between the EU and a third party – we will disclose more details in the near future!

Happy reading,


Oliver Rapf
Executive Director
FOCUS ON: THE RENOVATION WAVE
Is the Renovation Wave action plan leading to adequate measures, putting the EU on track to achieve its 2030 climate objectives?

This policy briefing analyses whether the Renovation Wave action plan is coherent and target-oriented, putting the EU on a path to deliver the 2030 Climate Targets, or if, on the contrary, it could potentially lead to inconsistencies and sub-optimal results when translated into regulatory measures.

This would result in missed targets, opportunities and benefits. While the preparatory work for the first actions of 2021 is already underway, it is not too late for the European Commission to take corrective actions in the implementation phase of the strategy.
 
The analysis is broken down into three sub-questions, each addressing different aspects of the issue: 
  • Is the Renovation Wave strategy aligned with the 2030 climate ambition?
  • Is the Renovation Wave strategy designed as a coherent framework of actions or is it a basketful of uncoordinated actions?
  • Is the Renovation Wave strategy setting out the right sequencing of actions?

The analysis highlights an immediate need to correct the Renovation Wave’s design during the implementation phase, to align measures with the EU climate-neutrality ambition, and carefully review the coherence between proposed measures and their sequencing. 
Read the Renovation Wave policy briefing
HIGHLIGHTS
On-bill financing can support delivery of the Renovation Wave and economic recovery


On-bill financing mechanisms can be a valuable tool to mobilise private capital to speed up building  renovations in the EU. 
The research and analysis carried out under the H2020 project RenOnBill suggests that the following enabling conditions would address the existing barriers and thus facilitate the mainstreaming of on-bill schemes in Europe:
  • A suitable legislative framework allowing utilities to get involved in lending
  • Protecting investors from default on loan repayment while maintaining consumer protection.
  • Utilities and financial institutions to use bill payment records for assessment of an end-user’s risk profile
  • Owner-tenant laws supporting fair distribution of the investment costs
Read the policy briefing
Better energy performance certificates through innovation: X-tendo presents the first implementation steps of its 10 features
Improving Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are among the top Renovation Wave action points for 2021. To fully unlock the potential and benefits of EPCs, existing certification regimes at Member State level must be properly implemented and endorsed, supported by well-functioning management, control and monitoring mechanisms.

In order to do so, the consortium partners of the H2020 project X-tendo are developing new metrics and systems that could be used on or alongside EPCs, to facilitate promotion of low carbon buildings. X-tendo’s new brief reports describe the basic concepts and existing cases, and outline first suggestions for the implementation of ten innovative EPC features. Each of the approaches used could inform future developments of national EPC systems or be used by private providers developing advice and information resources that work alongside EPCs.
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CALLING ON EXPERTS: TAKE THE E-SAFE SURVEY
Help e-SAFE identify challenges to rolling out energy-efficient and anti-seismic deep renovation! 

Are you a building owner or/manager?  Do you work in real estate development? Or maybe you’re an architect/designer/engineer/contractor? Then we’d love to ask for a few minutes of your time to fill out a short survey for the e-SAFE project! 
The aim of the survey is to collect data regarding Europe's building renovation market in order to identify the issues and different challenges for the uptake of anti-seismic renovations and suggest suitable incentives.

About e-SAFE: e-SAFE is a four-year, 12-partner H2020 project that will contribute to decarbonising the EU building stock, while also making it safer in case of earthquakes. The project aims to develop and demonstrate fast, cost-effective and tailorable integrated solutions for an energy-efficient and anti-seismic deep renovation of existing non-historic buildings. This will be based on an innovative and collaborative co-design process, and supported by business models that make deep renovation more attractive and viable. 

The survey will be available until 31st May 2021 and will take about 7-10 minutes to complete.
 
Take the survey
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[Webinar] Canada – EU Exchange on energy efficiency in buildings and housing: Supporting local action, May 18

We are pleased to announce the third webinar of our Canada-EU exchange series, taking place on May, 18th from 4:00 to 6:00pm CET. This time we will look into technical and financial assistance supporting local actions for building renovations and give the floor to leading cities from across the EU and Canada.


You can register your interest here, more information will come soon!

The previous webinar, Pathways to 2050: Deep dive into policy strategies to boost building renovation, looked into the roles of Member States and provinces in shaping and executing renovation strategies. Watch the recording here
Register here
EVENTS
Boosting economic recovery with the energy transition 
World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) 2021 - 23-25 June 2021, Wels (Austria) and online 


World Sustainable Energy Days is a leading tradeshow on renewable energy presents real-life solutions. The 2021 hybrid event (in person and online) will show how we can make a green recovery happen in practice and how energy efficiency as an investment engine can contribute to this deep transformation. More than 100 speakers from all over the world will offer insights into technology and market trends, new business and financing models and policy updates.  
Within this context, make sure to save the date(s) for BPIE: 

Young Energy Researchers Conference: Two colleagues will join the Young Energy Researchers conference on June 21 and present why renovation practices should be at the heart of a green recovery contributing to effective energy savings while achieving societal benefits. The presentations dive into the benefits of industrialised renovation solutions for economic recovery and public participation for a decarbonised built environment respectively. 

June 25: The AmBIENCe approach to the Active Building Energy Performance Contract (EPC): The H2020 AmBIENCe project will lead an online workshop presenting the project’s Active Building Energy Performance Contract (EPC), covering the concept, the project modelling tool, and outcomes from the testing phase.


Register here
Central & Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum, 21-24 September 2021, Poiana Brasov (Romania)

The 2021 C4E Forum in Poiana Brasov will offer an engaging blend of practical parallel sessions, workshops, high-level plenaries, a slot for DIY sessions and plenty of social and networking opportunities. 
 
In order to stay in touch, C4E is organizing a free high-level online event in April on one of the original dates, similar to the October webinar on Renovation Wave with Commissioner Kadri Simson. Stay tuned, more information will be available website shortly.  
 
See the programme outline here
IN THE NEWS
Discover the 2020-21 Green Solutions Awards international candidates and vote!
The 2021 edition of the Green Solution Awards is rich in innovative, exemplary, but also replicable projects that are already paving the way for the cities of tomorrow. The competition is gathering 192 participants, including 148 buildings, 29 infrastructures, and 15 districts.

Professionals from all over the world have responded to Construction21’s call. Twenty-five countries are represented, including  Belgium, China, France, Germany, Morocco, and Spain, Benin, Canada, Moldova, Russia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.
36 of the 192 candidates are in the running for a prize awarded by Internet users like you. Discover the top exemplary buildings, districts and infrastructures, and have your say and vote for the ones that inspire you the most. 

After clicking on the “Like” button of your favourite projects, share them on social media: you will contribute to the dissemination of best practices while giving them a better chance to win. Votes are open until May 31.


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