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Citizens in the centre

Housing Europe at the BUILD UPON Workshop in Seville

Seville, 15 February 2017 | Published in Energy

Housing Europe Secretary General was among the speakers invited to contribute to the BUILD UPON Workshop dedicated to social agents, making the case for awareness raising as a priority for the energy transition in buildings.

BUILD UPON aims to empower 1,000 key stakeholders – from governments and businesses, to NGOs and householders – across 13 countries, to shape the change needed in our existing buildings.

By holding over 80 connected events in the capitals and major cities of the project countries throughout 2016 and 2017, we’ll create a collaborative community to help countries design and implement their strengthened national renovation strategies.

Sorcha delivered an overview of the lessons learned on

  • Developing innovative business cases that work for home owners, tenants and landlords
  • Innovative procurement methods which reduce the risk by ensuring higher quality
  • Centralization of the citizens’ perspective in planning of works
  • Paving the way for a real de-centralization of energy ownership and production.