" Energy Efficient Buildings: Plan. Invest. Renovate!” EmBuild Final conference

Start/Stop Date:
07 Jun 2018
BPIE in cooperation with Energy Community
Belgrade City Hall, Dragoslava Jovanovica 2, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
Focus Areas:
Deep renovation targets of Europe's building stock
Type of Event:

The EU-funded project EmBuild is at his closing year, but it can already encount many positive results. These results will be showcased at the EmBuild Final Conference, organised in partnership with the Energy Community and aiming to explore how cities and municipalities can be the engine for achieving the deep renovation targets of Europe's building stock.

By gathering local and national authorities from Southeastern Europe, experts in the energy efficiency field and more, this event will share best practices of local plans which can inspire further action and present tools that can facilitate the formulation of these plans.

The event will be an opportunity to:

  • Present and discuss the EU Energy Efficiency policy developments and support to finance energy efficiency investments.
  • Present the support given by the Energy Community.
  • Share mayors’ best practice experiences from the region.
  • Engage policy-makers and stakeholders in an informed discussion on ways to replicate successful renovation strategies.
  • Identify and discuss non-energy benefits related to deep renovation.

A draft agenda can be found below:

9:00 Registration
9.30 Welcome and Introduction – University of Belgrade/Mayor of Belgrade (tbc), Stephan Heieck(GIZ)

10:00 Topic 1: Setting the scene – the importance of renovation strategies for the building sector
Moderator: Ms. Violeta Kogalniceanu (Energy Community)
EU Directives on renovation of buildings and its importance for achieving EU energy and climate goals - (tbc)
Obligations of non-EU states - Claudia Canevari (DG Energy, European Commission)
A story from EmBuild mayor (tbc)
Dimension of the challenge – Maarten De Groote (BPIE)

11.00 Coffee break

11.20 Topic 2: Planning locally
Moderator: Dušan Ignjatović, University of Belgrade
Klaus Häger (Walternhofen, Germany)
Todor Popov (Gabrovo Municipality, Bulgaria) (tbc)
Bojan Kontič (Municipality of Velenje, Slovenia)
Žarko Latković (City of Karlovac, Croatia)
Petronela-Cătălina STURZ (Mizil Municipality, Romania)
Nevena Vojinović (Sopot Municipality, Serbia)

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Topic 3: Investing effectively
Moderator: Dimitar Doukov, Bulgarian Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources Fund
Facilitated dialogue between:
Dragan Obrenovic (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group)
Anna Pajuvora (EBRD) (tbc)
Arne Gooss (KfW Office Belgrade)
Robert Ostrelič (Petrol - Department of Energy Solutions)
Tamara Lišnjić-Lang (REGEA)

15.30 Topic 4: Capturing the wider benefits
Moderator: Dragomir Tzanev, EnEffect (tbc)
Assessing market barriers for low-carbon innovation in the built environment - Clara Camarasa (Chalmers University, Gothenburg)
Focusing on how to present energy efficiency and wider benefits to the public - Rodolphe Nicolle (Buildings2030)
Focusing on the macroeconomic benefits of Deep renovation in municipalities in Serbia - Nenad Stanisic (University of Kragujevac)
Focusing on EmBuild methodologies on quantification and assessment of wider benefits of deep renovation processes – Sebastian Botzler (Technische Universität München, TUM)

16.30 Final chord – Key messages and final outputs - Frank Mischler (GIZ)
17.00 Closing Cocktail

Registration to the event is required by filling out this form.

*Simultaneous translation into Serbian and English will be provided