EUSEW – LIFE Platform meeting on climate action and the building sector

LIFE Platform meeting on climate action and the building sector on the dates 17-18 June 2019 in Brussels/Belgium. This LIFE Platform meeting is organized by EASME and hosted by Be REEL

You’re all kindly invited to the LIFE Platform meeting on climate action and the building sector on the dates 17-18 June 2019 in Brussels/Belgium. This LIFE Platform meeting is organized by EASME and hosted by us the Be REEL! project.  The venue is at Herman Teirlinckgebouw, Havenlaan / Avenue du Port 88, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. The conference will be held in English.

This meeting will bring together beneficiaries of the LIFE program and other EU funding mechanisms to exchange good practices around stronger energy performance in new buildings. It will also focus on how the building sector can become resilient to future climatic conditions and extreme weather events.
Good practices include:

  • applications such as state-of-the-art systems for sustainable heating, cooling, and lighting;
  • improved, natural building materials with enhanced insulation;
  • energy-saving devices and smart-grid systems;
  • how to integrate renewable energy generation capacity.

Target audience
The event is for projects working to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector. Other participants will be policy makers, representatives from EU, national and regional administrations, NGOs, expert bodies and the private sector.

Sessions
The 2-day gathering will include:

  • plenary sessions on the policy context, technological solutions, and financial mechanisms to achieve nearly-zero energy and climate resilient buildings;
  • workshops, a poster session, and field visits in Brussels, Antwerpen, and Mechelen.

The host of the meeting is the LIFE BE REEL! Integrated Project, which is working to create the conditions for full implementation of the strategic housing renovation plans of the Belgian regions of Flanders and Wallonia.

Participation
To subscribe to the conference:  https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/LIFE_Platform_CA_and_Building_Sector

Agenda

Download a copy of the preliminary agenda.

Follow-up event
An ‘energy talk’ by LIFE BE REEL! at the Networking Village of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019, Brussels, 20 June 2019. The talk will share the main outcomes of this LIFE platform meeting.

Background

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. In light of this, the EU has set ambitious targets and measures to decarbonize building stock by 2050 and ensure the building sector can be resilient to future climatic conditions and extreme weather events.
New Energy Performance in Buildings Directive comes into force on 9 July 2018

You can find more information about the conference at  https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/life-platform-meeting-climate-action-and-building-sector