Renovation Summit – Day 1

16-11-2022

What can be done collectively to ensure a really fair energy transition in times of skyrocketing gas, construction materials, rents, and house prices?

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


Tenants, residents, social and affordable housing providers, and cities faced the impact of the coronavirus, have been struggling to welcome Ukrainians fleeing their country, and paying incredibly high energy bills and construction materials. We do live in extremely turbulent times.

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

The time to draft socially-just smart regulation is now.

Let’s do this collectively to make sure that even the voices of those who are busy choosing between basic needs are being heard.

Two years ago, in the middle of the pandemic, not-for-profit housing providers showed ambition – to renovate 4 million social and affordable 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.

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 bring vital 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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16th Nov Day 1 #RenovationSummit

 

Committee of the Regions, JDE51  Please remember to bring an ID card or a passport

🍵 Registration and coffee as of 10:00

10:30 – 11:00

Opening of the Renovation Summit and setting the scene

Jean-Noël Verfaillie, Mayor of Marly and president Partenord Habitat
Marcos Ros Sempere, MEP Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Jan Laurier, Vice-president of International Union of Tenants (IUT)
Alessia Di Gregorio, Deputy Head of Unit Social Economy at DG GROW (European Commission)

Social, Cooperative and Public Housing providers are at the forefront of the fair energy transition: the average energy performance of their homes is better than in any other segment of the housing market and they cater for most of the low-income families at an affordable price.

By 2030, they aim at refurbishing 4 million homes which will decrease the energy consumption of housing units on average by 50% by 2030, cut emissions by at least 50% and save up to €700/year on average to each resident. But how to make sure the project delivery goes as planned?

How can we procure the renovation in the best way?
How can we enable communities with a high level of quality of life and affordable cost of living after the renovation?

The session is going to discuss how to make sure the project delivery goes as planned and how we can procure the renovation in the most efficient way.

The ultimate goal of the session is to describe a project implementation that ensures a high level of quality of life and affordable cost of living after the renovation.

11:00 – 11:15
Introduction to the SHAPE-EU project and affordable district renovation blueprints
João Gonçalves, SHAPE-EU project coordinator, Project and Innovation Manager at Housing Europe

11:15 – 12:00
In-depth examples of innovative project implementation

Moderated by Rob Hopkins, Co-founder of Transition Network and of Transition Town Totnes and an author

William Nelissen, Head of renovation, maintenance and construction at Cordium
Daniele Bessone, Communication manager, Atenes Auc- a pioneering energy community in Pinerolo, Italy

Sven Buch, Himmerland Boligforening Chief development officer of Aalborg Model

12:00 – 13:00
Mainstreaming affordable district renovation – why innovation in renovation should be based on a strategy for sustainable urban development?
Grzegorz Gajda, Senior Urban Advisor, Division Urban Development, EIB
Donal McManus, CEO of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH)
Filip Chraska, Policy Officer, Financial Instruments Unit, DG REGIO
Laia Grau, Deputy Manager for Urban Planning, Barcelona city

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13:00 – 14:00 🍴 Lunch at the Committee of the Regions, 5th floor (Atrium)

Agnès Mathis, Director of Cooperatives Europe
Tom Deleu, Secretary General of the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers
Paul Cartuyvels, President of the European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP)

 

The Renovation Wave brings a one in a lifetime opportunity to make our buildings less energy consuming, but also more liveable and affordable for everybody. Often building renovation works absorb all financial resources available while the social and design aspects of a district remain unfunded.

However, residents’ acceptance and satisfaction are greatly influenced by other issues than energy efficiency measures like: comfort (indoor air quality, temperature, lighting and noise levels); affordability of energy and housing;  access to services and amenities; availability of green space; and good architectural design.

In other words, making renovated housing districts ‘beautiful, sustainable and inclusive’ as the New European Bauhaus Initiative claims. In this session, we are bringing people working on the ground to make the “housing neighbourhoods of tomorrow”, a reality today.

14:30 – 14:50
Welcome and opening
Rob van Eijkeren, Coordinator at House of Dutch Provinces
Rob Hopkins, Co-founder of Transition Network and of Transition Town Totnes and an author

14:50 – 15:05
Social renovation in the Overvecht-Noord district of Utrecht
Joop ten Brink, Senior Real Estate Developer at Mitros

15:05 – 15:20
‘Social Beautiful’, a collaboration model between social housing, social care and tenants
Maaike van Orsouw, Social project manager
Hugo de Vries, Manager real estate and sustainability at AREA Wonen

15:20 – 15:35
Co-ownership models
Rossana Zaccaria, President of LEGACOOP

15:35 – 16:00
Presenting SHAPE-EU Social Innovation Blueprint results
Queena Qian, TU Delft

16:00 – 16:45
Panel Discussion moderated by Henk Visscher, Professor Housing Quality and Process Innovation at TU Delft
Karel Vanderpoorten, Policy Officer Social Economy at DG GROW, European Commission
Joop ten Brink, Senior Real Estate Developer at Mitros
Thomas van de Water & Esmay Braam, tenants of AREA wonen
Erik van den Berg, social care provider, Labyrint Zorg & Werk
Rossana Zaccaria, President of Legacoop Abitanti

 

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Meet the speakers

 

Rob Hopkins

Co-founder of Transition Network and of Transition Town Totnes and an author

Jean-Noël Verfaillie

Mayor of Marly and President Partenord Habitat

Rob van Eijkeren

Coordinator at Dutch House of Provinces

Marcos Ros Sempere

MEP - Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

Jan Laurier

Vice-president of International Union of Tenants (IUT)

Agnès Mathis

Director of Cooperatives Europe 

Laia Grau

Deputy Manager for Urban Planning, Barcelona city

Karel Vanderpoorten

Policy Officer Social Economy at DG GROW, European Commission

Joop ten Brink

Senior Real Estate Developer at Mitros

Maaike van Orsouw

Social project manager at Area Wonen

Hugo de Vries

Manager real estate and sustainability at Area Wonen

João Gonçalves

SHAPE-EU project coordinator, Project and Innovation Manager at Housing Europe

Sven Buch

Himmerland Boligforening Chief development officer of Aalborg Model

Tom Deleu

Secretary General of the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers

William Nelissen

Head of renovation, maintenance and construction at Cordium

Donal McManus

CEO of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH)

Filip Chraska

Policy Officer, Financial Instruments Unit, DG REGIO

Rossana Zaccaria

President of Legacoop Abitanti, Italy

Queena Qian

TU Delft

Erik van den Berg

Social care provider, Labyrint Zorg & Werk).

Henk Visscher

Professor Housing Quality and Process Innovation at TU Delft

Grzegorz Gajda

Senior Urban Advisor, Division Urban Development, EIB

Sorcha Edwards

Secretary General of Housing Europe