Renovation Summit – Day 2

17-11-2022

The morning session on day 2 will be designed as a space to bring innovative policy solutions to challenges related to the renovation and decarbonisation of cities and the affordable housing sector. In the second half of the day, technical and technological innovations that can be scaled up to fast-track the affordable and sustainable district renovation will be put on the table for discussion.

How is the public, cooperative, and social housing sector riding the Renovation Wave? 🌊

 

Two years ago, in the middle of the pandemic, not-for-profit housing providers showed ambition – to renovate 4 million homes by 2030.

Only six months later, Housing Europe and the International Union for Tenants (IUT) organised the very first Renovation Summit in May 2021, calling for a fair, inclusive, green energy transition that achieves decarbonisation while preserving social fairness and affordability.

🎯Good practices showed that this is mission possible.

The months after have been incredibly turbulent. Tenants, residents, social and affordable housing providers, and cities faced the impact of the coronavirus, have been welcoming Ukrainians fleeing their countries, and paying incredibly high energy bills and construction materials.

Legislative, financial, and soft measures backed up with solid innovation can still ensure a smooth energy transition for homes and neighbourhoods in Europe.

Who? How? By when?

⌛️The second edition of the Renovation Summit organised by the European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact (SHAPE-EU), Housing Europe, the European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP), and Eurocities will be taking care of bringing these questions and answers to the surface.

The two-day event on November, 16th and 17th is arranged in partnership with the European Committee of the Regions and House of Dutch Provinces.

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We are also curious to hear your thoughts about the ambitions and actions of #shape_eu

 

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The European Union is facing a deep energy crisis. Governments so far reacted by supporting demand – through price caps or subsidies – but this will only go so far.

As the Finnish Prime-Minister Sanna Marin recently argued, Europe has relied too much and for too long on external unreliable sources of energy. In the medium term, only a fair green transition can increase our autonomy and reclaim our supply chain’s resilience, whilst achieving our common target of carbon neutrality by 2050.

This session is designed as a space to bring innovative policy solutions to challenges related to the renovation and decarbonisation of cities and the affordable housing sector. In particular the Policy Lab will look at EU policies related to the European Green Deal which will influence the renovation of affordable housing districts.

11:00 – 11:15
Introduction to SHAPE-EU’s Policy Lab
The trilemma of decarbonisation in the social housing sector: affordability, environmental sustainability, availability
Julien Dijol, Policy Director of Housing Europe

11:15 – 12:00
Best practices of affordable energy-efficient districts
Inge Strassl, Project Manager, SIR Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung & Wohnen
Carles Mas, Project Coordinator at INCASOL 

12:00 – 13:00
Opportunities, threats of political-economic- regulatory context for innovation in renovation
Sven Van Elst, Director at ASTER
Silvia Ganzerla, Policy Director, EUROCITIES
Barbara Steenbergen, Head of EU liason office at International Union of Tenants (IUT)

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch at the Committee of the Regions

 

After lunch, participants can opt for one of the two parallel sessions that will take place in two different locations.

 

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Technological innovation is a key enabler of a fair energy transition.

Action is required in several fronts, from scaling up clean energy technology and energy efficiency solutions that are already commercially viable to introducing new solutions that are either not yet developed or even known to the market.

As the World Energy Forum puts it, achieving the 2050 target requires “nothing short of an innovation tsunami”.

This session is dedicated to presenting and discussing technical and technological innovations that can be scaled-up to fast-track the affordable and sustainable district renovation (while concurrently able to contribute asap to cushioning the impact of the rise in energy prices). These will be market-ready and suitable for the upcoming energy-constrained world.

14:30 – 14:40 
Introduction to SHAPE-EU’s Technical Blueprint
Nerea Gomez, Project Officer at ECTP

14:40 – 14:50
What technology works best?
Robin van Leijen, Association of Dutch Housing Corporations (Aedes)

14:50 – 15:05
Re-using materials

15:05 – 15:20
Achieving economies of scale: industrialised renovations 
Greenflex

15:20 – 15:35
Integrating a mix of energy sources

15:35 – 15:50
Reducing time-to-market of green innovations
Thomas Messervey, CEO of R2M Solution

15:35 – 15:50
Panel discussion moderated by Thomas Messervey, CEO of R2M Solution

More details about this session about how digitalisation and AI can boost the energy efficiency of our buildings will follow shortly.

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Meet the speakers

Barbara Steenbergen

Head of EU liason office at International Union of Tenants (IUT)

Silvia Ganzerla

Policy Director at EUROCITIES

Sven Van Elst

Director at ASTER, ELENA-funded project in Flanders

Thomas Messervey

CEO of R2M Solution

Carles Mas

Project coordinator at INCASOL

Inge Strassl

Project Manager, SIR Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung & Wohnen

Julien Dijol

Policy Director at Housing Europe

Sorcha Edwards

Secretary General of Housing Europe