Industrial prefabrication to boost renovation in Europe

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Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

23 Wetenschapsstraat

1040 Brussel


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The workshop will present preliminary results of an ongoing research project on industrial renovation in Europe and Germany, funded by the German environmental protection agency (UBA). If you want to get into an in-depth discussion on the main drivers and barriers for large-scale markets for industrial renovation to take off, register your interest here.

Guiding questions:

  • What are the main transferrable take-aways from Energiesprong and similar initiatives?

  • Do the economies of scale materialize? If so, where, if not, why not?

  • What are the most important prevailing barriers to industrial renovation?

  • Supply side: What kind of players are most suited to enter this new market?


14:00 – 14:15 Welcome coffee & registration

14:15 – 14:30 Introduction to the purpose and structure of the workshopOliver Rapf, BPIE

14:30 – 14:50 First results of the UBA research projectSibyl Steuwer, BPIE

14:50 – 15:10 Experiences with innovative renovation approaches in the Netherlands

Folkert Linnemans, Dijkstra Draisma

15:10 – 15:30 Barriers and Opportunities in France – Easy Transfer from the Dutch Example?

Sebastien Delpont, Energiesprong France

15:30 – 15:45 Q&A

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:10 World Café

· Which framework conditions determine the transferability of Energiesprong experiences?

· What role can, and should, the state play to facilitate an efficient and fair market uptake?

· Which innovations are crucial in order to scale-up the market for industrialised renovation?

17:10 – 17:30 Wrap-up and outlookWorld Café Table Hosts

Oliver Rapf, BPIE

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Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

23 Wetenschapsstraat

1040 Brussel


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Organiser Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

Organiser of Industrial prefabrication to boost renovation in Europe

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is a not-for-profit think-tank with a focus on independent analysis and knowledge dissemination, supporting evidence-based policy-making in the field of energy performance in buildings, throughout Europe and beyond.

BPIE has a multifaceted approach to achieving efficiency improvements in buildings, and promotes policy support to further improve regulatory measures, financial incentives and market conditions that lead to the construction and retrofit of buildings with a high energy performance. The focus is on ensuring the vigorous implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) across EU Member States, as well as to enhance financing of deep energy renovation of the existing buildings.

BPIE provides open-source research, analysis, knowledge-sharing and advisory activities to the European Institutions, policy-makers in EU Member States and neighbouring countries, the scientific community as well as private sector stakeholders and the civil society.

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