Open Event, Renovation Strategies, 30th May 2016

A public side event on Renovation Strategies was held on the 30th of May, from 14:00 – 17:30 at the Radisson Hotel in Vilnius, CAIV EPBD participants and stakeholders were invited to take part in the discussions and presentations. The event was set up in connection to the EED, Article 4, looking into how to move Article 4 towards making concrete actions in MSs. The side event set out to increase collaboration between the two directives (CA EPBD and CA EED).

The event moderator, Jens Laustsen, the CA IV Coordinator, kicked off the Stakeholders’ Meeting by welcoming the guests and providing an overview of the topics of the event.

Luca Castellazzi, JRC European Commission, gave a presentation on a report recently published by the JRC, titled “Assessment of the first long term renovation strategies of national building stocks: Best practice and recommendations.”

After a fruitful discussion, the second part of the event invited MS to present some best practice renovation strategies. Aitor Dominguez Martin, from Spain, provided a review of the Spanish building stock.  Birgitte Ostertag from Denmark gave the second presentation on the Danish approach to implementing policies to stimulate cost-effective renovations. Nada Marđetko-Škoro followed with a presentation on Croatian best practice renovation policies.

After further discussions during the coffee break, a second round of presentations from best practice MSs based on taking best practices into actions. This was kicked off by a member of the Lithuanian Ministry of the Environment, Vilma Vaičiūnienė presenting “Renovation in Lithuania: lessons learned and energy saving challenges for the future”. Valius Serbenta the Director of the Lithuanian Housing Energy Efficiency Agency then gave a presentation on the point of view of the Lithuanian stakeholders.  Claudio Rochas from the Riga Technical University gave the final presentation on behalf of the H2020 SUNShine project on demonstrating financial viability of deep renovation via suitable financial engineering of public funds and private capitals.

The final part of the open event was a round table discussion on how to use the presented plans into actions in the MSs.

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