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Webseminar Invitation: National Our Buildings Conference, October 28th

by Janne Rieke Boll, Our Buildings


Municipal Renovation Strategy – A Key Tool for Local Authorities to modernize their Buildings Stock, towards Sustainability and Energy Transition

28th October, 09:00-12:00 (CET+1)
On Zoom: (link to be sent upon registration)

The current pandemic is changing how we live which has visible effects on the environment. Actions taken to suppress the spread of the virus have revealed that in case of emergency, important measures can be adopted and energy experts are urging Local Authorities to apply the same momentum for reaching climate neutrality.

The Renovation Wave will have a huge impact on cities. The European Commission aims to double the renovation rates in the next ten years making sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. This initiative and the pandemic context represent an unprecedented opportunity to re-think the local ‘business as usual’ scenarios, for harmonising the renovation municipal strategies with the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans, for reconsidering the sustainability of our local communities.

This is an invitation from Energy Efficiency Watch & OUR BUILDINGS to learn more about:

  • Which are the first nZEB Renovation Passports at local level, in Romania?
  • How do we make sure renovations and investments continue despite the pandemic?
  • What changes in procedures are necessary to overcome existent barriers?
  • Are municipalities and local decision makers able to adapt to this new situation?
  • What message the EU, National Authorities and Local Authorities should send?

Please register before October 26, 2020. The event will have simultaneous translation.


09:00-09:10 Online arrival and soundcheck
09:10-09:15 OER team – setting the scene
09:15-09:30 Tudor CONSTANTINESCU, DG Energy – Local Authorities’ opportunities within the Green Deal
09:30-09:45 Kristina DELY, Energy Cities – Energy Efficiency Watch 4
09:45-10:00 Camelia RAȚĂ, OER & OUR BUILDINGS – Municipal renovation strategies – A guidance for Local Authorities in harmonising their strategies with Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans
10:00-10:15 Cerna MLADIN, OER & OUR BUILDINGS – Energy Audits & Building Renovation Passports conducted within the OUR BUILDINGS project in Bistrița, Satu Mare and Sibiu
10:15-10:30 Short break; please do not leave the room
10:30-10:45 Cătălin LUNGU, REHVA vice-president & Romanian Chamber of Energy Auditors – The impact on building sector and public authorities of the new legislative and normative provisions
10:45-11:00 Gaëla GONZALEZ ANGULO, EIB – Financing opportunities available for municipalities
11:00-11:55 Discussion round and Q&A
11:55-12:00 Conclusions
 Co-moderated by: Camelia RAȚĂ, OER & Kristina DELY, Energy Cities

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