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. The EmBuild Final Conference is recognised as Energy Day and organised as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).
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 - Please register at this link if you plan to attend the conference.
9.30 Welcome and Introduction
Stephan Heieck (GIZ)
Ivanka Popović (Vice-Rector, University of Belgrade)
Nataša Putnik (City of Belgrade Secretariat for Energy)
Jovanka Atanacković (Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure)
Stevica Deđanski (Ministry of Mining and Energy)
Sem Fabrizi (Ambassador of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia), written support and welcome note
10:00 Topic 1: Setting the scene – the importance of renovation strategies for the building sector
Moderator: Ms. Violeta Kogalniceanu (Energy Community Secretariat)
The amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) - Claudia Canevari (DG Energy, European Commission)
A story from EmBuild mayor - Nebojša Zelenović (City of Šabac)
Dimension of the challenge – Maarten De Groote (BPIE)
11.00 Coffee break
11.20 Topic 2: Planning locally - Examples from municipalities
Moderator: Dušan Ignjatović, University of Belgrade
Klaus Häger (Waltenhofen, Germany)
Todor Popov (Gabrovo Municipality, Bulgaria)
Bojan Kontič (Municipality of Velenje, Slovenia)
Žarko Latković (City of Karlovac, Croatia)
Petronela-Cătălina STURZ (Mizil Municipality, Romania)
Nevena Vojinović (Sopot Municipality, Serbia)
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)
Ana Bachurova (EBRD)
Arne Gooss (KfW Office Belgrade)
Ajda Cuderman (Petrol - Department of Energy Solutions)
Tamara Lišnjić-Lang (REGEA)
Marko Blagojević (Public Investment Management Office of Republic of Serbia)
15.30 Topic 4: Capturing the wider benefits
Moderator: Dragomir Tzanev, EnEffect
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