European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment



PUBLENEF organizes the ‘Financing local energy roadmaps’ free event

The PUBLENEF ‘Financing local energy roadmaps: special focus on the renovation challenge’ event will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on Thursday, 12 October 2017. Energy efficiency is the ‘no regret’ solution to reduce the European Union’s dependence on energy imports and fighting climate change, while featuring multiple benefits. Yet, the potential is underexploited. The EU’s 30% energy efficiency target foreseen for 2030 could only be reached as a result of effective multi-level governance between local, regional and national authorities. Such cooperation is especially valuable in private building renovations, which could contribute massively to these targets, while creating local jobs, boosting GDP, raising quality of life and keeping money at home.

 

 

 

 

Registration for the event here

This European event is organised in the framework of the PUBLENEF project, aiming at assessing needs of local and regional authorities in terms of financing their sustainable energy projects, with a special focus on private buildings renovation. A second purpose of the event is to link those seeking to implement projects with those who can provide for financing or enable their implementation in other ways.

 

 

TIMETABLE

08:30
Registrations and coffee

9:00
Welcome by the host – David Donnerer

9:05-10:45

SESSION 1: Innovative solutions and challenges of public authorities and their partners in implementing energy renovation programmes for private residential buildings:

Moderator & setting the scene: Dan StaniaszekBPIE

Presentation of good practices & financing needs:

Francoise Réfabert, Founder, Vesta Conseil Finance

Nathanaël HANCE, Head of Sustainable Buildings Department, Brussels Environment:

‘Brussels Capital Region Green Loan Scheme’

Reactions from financiers:

Christophe Milin, Project Advisor, EASME

Jean Francois Leprince, Head of Financial Instruments Western Europe, European Investment Bank

Daniel Sorrosal, Policy and Advocacy Manager, FEBEA – European Federation of Ethical Banks and Alternative Financiers

Q&A with participants

 

10:45-11:05

Coffee break

 

11:05-12:45

SESSION 2: Do’s and Don’ts in setting up sustainable business models for one-stop-shop energy renovation providers : Case study

Moderator and setting the scene: Luis Castanheira, Investors‘ Confidence Project, Standardisation and certification of projects (IREE: Investor Ready EE)

Carefree renovation packages for citizens: The Dutch case

Marco van Dalfsen, Business Development Manager, Reimarkt

Reactions from financiers:

Christophe Milin, Project Advisor, EASME

Jean Francois Leprince, Head of Financial Instruments Western Europe, European Investment Bank

Daniel Sorrosal, Policy and Advocacy Manager, FEBEA – European Federation of Ethical Banks and Alternative Financiers

Reactions from public authorities and partners:

Francoise Réfabert, Founder, Vesta Conseil Finance

Nathanaël HANCE, Head of Sustainable Buildings Department, Brussels Environment

Q&A with participants

 

12:45-13:00

Conclusions and end of the event