The human dimension of energy efficiency in buildings vol. 2. How to bring people on board towards energy efficient behaviour

Start/Stop Date:
29 Sep 2016
European building automation controls association and European heat pump association
ASP 0 G Salon, Members' Salon European Parliament Rue Wiertz 48, B-1047 Bruxelles
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency in buildings
Type of Event:

It is our pleasure to cordially invite you to our lunch debate hosted by Dr. Peter Liese, MEP of the EPP group.

If vol. 1 focused on the purchasing decisions (find more details here), now we shall look at triggering behaviour change of people indoors during the operation phase of buildings, so that high energy performance buildings actually deliver their promises in real life and at the same time ensuring people's satisfaction with their comfort, well-being and productivity. We shall go together through the current policy framework, recent research and practical examples for both residential and non-residential buildings.

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Debate moderated by Peter HUG, Managing Director, eu.bac

12:30 Welcome and introduction
Peter LIESE, Member of the European Parliament

12:40 Energy Efficiency Package state of play
Paul HODSON, Head of Unit C3, DG ENER, European Commission

12:55 Behaviour of people indoors linked to energy use, comfort and productivity
Valentina FABI, Researcher, Politecnico di Torino
Stefano CORGNATI, Professor, Politecnico di Torino & President of REHVA

13:10 A residential example from the building automation and controls industry
Stephan KOLB, Head of Industry Affairs - Residential Heating, Danfoss

13:20 A non-residential example from the building automation and controls industry
Betrand DEPREZ, Vice-President EU Government Affairs Strategy, Schneider Electric

13:30 Discussion

13:50 Policy outlook & conclusions

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