As buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of the EU’s energy consumption, improving their energy efficiency is crucial to achieving the EU’s decarbonisation target.
But how can we improve the energy system in our buildings? A well-renovated building can really contribute to this goal by minimising energy consumption, hence making the switch to renewable energy easier and cheaper, while ensuring that our buildings remain an essential element of the energy system.
This joint session will highlight the potential that buildings offer for a successful transformation of the energy system and discussing how to empower citizens to take part in the energy transition could be highly relevant considering the ongoing revisions of the Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives.
The speakers will present inspiring initiatives and best practices that are already in place at district (Syn.ikia project), city (MAtchUP project) and community (REScoop) level highlighting ways that we can empower residents to play a role in the energy transition while at the same time responding to their needs, especially lower-income households.
The session will take place online on 26th October from 2pm to 3.30pm, and it’s organised and moderated by EuroACE.