Sustainable Places conference: workshop about integrated home renovation services

Sustainable Places conference: workshop about integrated home renovation services

On the 27th October, we presented our MedZEB approach and the HAPPEN project at the workshop “Integrated home renovation services” held within the Sustainable Places online conference.

This workshop allowed to share insights, and lessons learned with five other projects addressing energy renovation in Europe:

  • TURNKEY RETROFIT, which creates an owner-centred platform which will integrate existing platforms in different countries and will allow to easily identify renovation needs;
  • PadovaFit Expanded, which aims to develop a one-stop shop centralising different services and building on the citizens’ engagement;
  • Save The Homes, which will develop a new one-stop shop model, the citizens hubs, in two pilot sites (Valencia and Rotterdam);
  • i-HEROS, which will develop a fully integrated home renovation service in Toulouse Métropole, the 4th French city
  • reMODULEES, which will focus on the market uptake of existing results, working on pilot markets across Europe.

All these projects have a lot in common among each other, and with HAPPEN, which will make it interesting to create synergies.

In light of the discussions, panelists and facilitators agreed on the relevance of the one-stop shop model, as a key component of the Renovation Wave strategy and as a crucial tool for a more sustainable energy renovation.

Live graphic recording by: Giulia David

The European Commission releases its Renovation Wave strategy

The European Commission releases its Renovation Wave strategy

Today the European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings.

It is estimated that by 2050, 85-95% of buildings will still be standing. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption, and 36% of energy-related greenhouse gaz emission. It is therefore urgent to proceed with an extensive renovation of existing buildings.

Through the Renovation Wave strategy, the European Commission has set an ambitious goal: to at least double renovation rates in the next 10 years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. 35 million inefficient buildings could be renovated by 2030.

Three key priorities of the Renovation Wave strategy :

  1. Tackling energy povertyand worst-performing buildings;
  2. Renovation of public buildings such as schools, hospitals and public administrations;
  3. Decarbonisation of heating and cooling.

Learn more

Download the Renovation Wave strategy

Download the Factsheet on the Renovation Wave Strategy