Forgot password

How to reach real energy efficiency of buildings in a cost-effective way?

Lunch Seminar at the European Parliament

Brussels, 22 March 2017Save the date

Hosted by MEP Jakop Dalunde (Greens) & MEP Fredrick Federley (ALDE)


When: Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:45-15:00

Where: Meeting room A5E-1, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 48, B-1047 Brussels


Energy used in buildings amounts to 40 % of total final energy demand in the EU. Improving the energy performance of buildings has been identified as key to reach the EU’s long term energy and climate targets. As part of the implementation of the Energy Union, the European Commission presented on 30 November 2016 a proposal to amend the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), as well as a proposal for ”Smart finance for smart buildings”.

In order to stimulate the dialogue in relation to the revision of the EED and the EPBD, MEP Jakop Dalunde and MEP Fredrick Federley, in collaboration with Housing Europe, the European Property Federation (EPF) and International Union of Tenants (IUT) invite you to a lunch seminar devoted to discussions on how the EED and the EPBD could promote a coherent and holistic approach to reducing energy use in buildings in a cost-effective way. What are the respective roles of building owners and residents? What is the energy saving potential of individual metering and billing compared to energy efficiency renovations? In what ways can consumers be empowered?



Light lunch


Welcoming remarks BY MEPs Jakop Dalunde & Fredrick Federley


European Commission proposals for amending the EED and the EPBD, with regard to renovation and consumer empowerment by Paul Hodson, Head of Unit, European Commission, Directorate General for Energy


Perspectives of the building owners by Julien Dijol, Deputy Secretary General, Housing Europe & Michael MacBrien, Director General European Property Federation (EPF)


Perspectives of the residents and energy consumers by Mariell Juhlin, Board member, International Union of Tenants (IUT)


Q & A with MEPs and stakeholders present moderated by Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General, Housing Europe


Coffee and Networking