Brussels Launch of Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings: Cool Climates

Start/Stop Date:
09 Dec 2014
Hosted by the Renovate Europe campaign and sponsored by Ingersoll Rand (IR)
Rond Point Schuman, 6 - 8th floor -1040 Brussels
Focus Areas:
Retrofitting buildings
Type of Event:

The Renovate Europe Campaign is pleased to invite you to attend the Brussels launch of a new publication: ‘Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings: Cool Climates’* , edited by Simon Burton and published by Routledge.

Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings: Cool Climates highlights how existing buildings can be up-dated so they are energy efficient to run, easy to ma-nage and comfortable to work in. With contributors from developers, surveyors, cost consultants, archi-tects and building physicists, the book discusses the relevant issues that need to be considered in decision-making about sustainable retrofitting. Examples of suc-cessful commercial retrofits from the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany and Portugal are included. At the Brussels launch, after a short introduction from the editor, three of the authors will present the content of the chapters they wrote and will engage with the au-dience a moderated debate.


  • 16:30 Welcoming Remarks, Adrian Joyce, REC Director
  • 16:40 Introduction, Simon Burton, Editor
  • 16:50 Resilience to a changing climate, Bill Gething, Architect and Lecturer
  • 17:05 The current energy performance of commercial buildings in Northern climates—Europe, Dan Staniaszek, BPIE
  • 17:20 Value as a driver for sustainable refurbishment of commercial buildings—A European perspective, Ursula Hartenburger, RICS
  • 17:35 Panel Debate with Audience
    - Simon Burton, Editor
    - Bill Gething, Architect and Lecturer
    - Dan Staniaszek, BPIE
    - Ursula Hartenberger, RICS

Moderated by Adrian Joyce, REC Director
18:15 Networking Cocktail

* Copies of the book will be available at the Launch at the cost of €50,00

All interested participants should RSVP by the 5 December 2014 by contacting Roberta D'Angiolella or telephone: +32 2 639 10 11