[Event] Building Renovation Strategies. From Directive to Delivery, 16 May 2014

02-05-2014 | Europe

As the deadline for European Member States to present their national renovation strategy is imminent on April 30, BPIE, the state of Baden-Württemberg and the German Institute for Energy and Environment (IFEU) will hold an event to present case studies of innovative approaches to renovating building stocks (16 May 2014 in Brussels from 9:45 a.m to 1:00 p.m).

The Southern German State of Baden-Württemberg and IFEU will present a model to building specific renovation plans, and speakers from the Czech Republic, France and the Brussels Region will talk about their respective approaches. The workshop will give inspiration for the challenging exercise many European Member states are still struggling with.
The Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to develop renovation strategies by end of April 2014. Detailed strategies on how to improve the energy performance of their residential and commercial buildings have to be submitted.
09:45 Registration and coffee
10:15 Welcome - Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU, Johannes Jung, Head of the Representation
10:25 Energy Efficiency Directive, Art. 4: Renovation Roadmaps within a European Perspective, Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, BPIE
10:45 Building Renovation Strategies: National and Regional Case Studies
  • The renovation roadmap for individual buildings, Martin Pehnt, IFEU, Germany
  • The Czech Case, Petr Holub, Chance for Buildings, Czech Republic
  • The Brussels Region Case, Joke Dockx, Bruxelles Environnement, Belgium
  • The French case, Didier Bosseboeuf, ADEME, France
11:45 Open discussion - Moderation by Oliver Rapf
12:30 Networking lunch
Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU
Rue Belliard 60-62,
1040 Brussels
To register, please send an email to info@bpie.eu before 12 May 2014. 


Policies that govern the energy efficient renovation of the existing building stock. [Source: GBPN]

Deep Renovation or Deep Energy Renovation is a term for a building renovation that captures the full economic energy efficiency potential of improvements. This typically includes a focus on the building shell of existing buildings in order to achieve very high-energy performance. The renovated building consumes 75% less primary energy compared to the status of the existing building before the renovation. The energy consumption after renovation for heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water and lighting, is less than 60 kWh/m2/yr. (Definition often used in Europe) [Source: GBPN, 2012]

The Deep Scenario or Deep Energy Scenario is defined as a scenario, in which state of the art in both new and existing buildings will become the norm in only ten years from now. [Source: Urge-Vorsatz, D. (CEU) (2012) Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon and Energy Buildings-Based on Scenario Analysis]

This Directive establishes a common framework of measures for the promotion of energy efficiency within the Union in order to ensure the achievement of the Union’s 2020 20 % headline target on energy efficiency and to pave the way for further energy efficiency improvements beyond that date. [Source: European Commission]