Background and Objectives:
Just one year before the crucial Copenhagen Summit which will determine the future of global climate change policy, this
conference will offer a unique opportunity to consider the strategies needed to make energy efficiency a powerful instrument
of the EU’s fight against dangerous climate change and evaluate the potential of the EU’s Second Strategic Energy Review to
set the scene for the creation of a framework which will allow maximisation of energy efficiency.
What actions do we need to carry-out at Member States and/or EU level to promote low energy houses? The first session will be
devoted to presentation and discussion on the proposal for revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
following its publication in November from different stakeholders and how to improve it. In the second session we will discuss
on proposals for future actions at EU level.
►John Hontelez, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau
►Paul-Louis Marty, Chair of CECODHAS Energy Expert Network
►Ulla Sirkeinen, EESC member and rapporteur of the opinion "Energy end-use efficiency and energy services"
►Jorgen Henningsen, EPC: Why the EU needs to develop energy efficiency policies
The new EPBD: how to reinforce its potential to really increase energy efficiency and conservation
Chair: Albert Koedam, AEDES - Dutch Social Housing Organisation
Introduction: Short movie on energy efficiency potential in housing (Husbanken)
9:30-11:00 The energy performance certificates
Presentation of the Commission’s proposal:
►Martin Elsberger, DG TREN, European Commission: the main improvements of the new proposal (tbc)
Reactions/ Case studies:
► Ingrid Vogler, GdW - German Housing Federation: Establishment of a reference building to implement the EPBD)
► Tonka Grgic, assistant Director, The Public Housing Fund of the Municipality of Ljubljana: “Energy efficient construction and
retrofitting of social housing in the city of Ljubljana”
► Eric Lamoulen, from French public landlord
► Claude Turmes, MEP (tbc)
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-13:00 Participation of users
► Luc Stijnen - importance of tenants behaviour - speaking from many years of experience not just theory can also give state of
the art best practices in social housing (Belgium member of CECODHAS) (tbc)
► Barbara Klomp, Energy Saving Advisor, The Nederland’s national tenants association (Nederlandse Woonbond): “agreement
on energy saving in the social housing sector”
► Barbara Steenberger, IUT - International Union of Tenants
► Kyriakos Gialoglou, European Commission, DG SANCO
► Fiona Hall, MEP: how to prepare the EP position
Questions from the audience
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
Promote low energy housing: what EU tools and policies?
Chair: Hubert David, EURIMA
Introduction: Short movie on energy efficiency policies in Sweden to refurbish the “1 millions home”
14:00-15:15 Towards efficient policies ?
Arianna Vitali Roscini, Policy Officer for energy conservation in buildings; WWF EPO: Overview of EU policies linked to energy
► Patrick Lambert, Director EACI: outputs of SAVE programme.
► Sindre Samsing, Senior Advisor - Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development; Norwegian law to
have binding standard of oil-free construction in the next 5 years
► Ursula Hartenberger, RICS: policies to implement the EPBD: overview of national strategies
15:15-17:00 Which financial tools ?
Presentations: InoFIN project results: how to finance refurbishment? The untapped potential of structural funds in Eastern
► Erzsebet Beliczay, architect and environmental expert on land use construction and climate change issues, Clean Air Action
Group, Hungary: Hungarian experience
► French Presidency: Grenelle on energy efficiency and what to expect from recast EPBD (tbc)
► Forthcoming Czech Presidency: future plans of EPBD (tbc)