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The Energiesprong model and the long-term renovation strategies in the EU

Final conference of the Transition Zero project

Brussels, 29 November 2018Save the date

When: 10:45am 29 November 2018 | Where: House of the Dutch Provinces (4th floor) - Rue de Trèves 59, 1040 Brussels (Metro: Maalbeek)

For around 3 years, the Transition Zero project has supported the scaling up of the Energiesprong (‘Energy leap’) model originated in the Netherlands. This model is a high-value construction and investment model for creating energy-neutral homes and regenerating neighbourhoods through a whole house ‘envelope’ retro-fitting package. Based on the use of prefabricated panels for renovation, the use of renewable energy and a guarantee of net zero for consumers, the Energiesprong approach is now applied in the UK and France.
As the H2020 project Transition Zero comes to an end in December 2018, it is time to reflect on what has been done and what are the next steps to make it an even more successful approach to a fair energy transition in the EU. More generally it will be a unique occasion to discuss innovative approaches to mass-scale renovation and decarbonisation of the building stock, in the light of the article 2 of the EPBD. 


10:45 - 11:20

Registration and welcome by the host, Rob van Eijkeren, Director of House of Dutch Provinces

11:20 - 11:50

Ron van Erck | Energiesprong, Head of International Market Development
Energiesprong: from vision to multi markets scaling enabled by Transition Zero

11:50 – 12:45

Transition Zero as a market kick-starter: presentation of results in France, UK, Netherlands

Jasper van den Munckhof, Energiesprong, Director

State of play in the Netherlands

Sébastien Delpont, Head of Energiesprong Market Development Team in France
First results in France 

Kore Mason, Head of Energiesprong Market Development Team in the UK
First results in the United Kingdom  

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30 | Where is innovation needed most? Follow-up to Transition Zero

Discussion on audience feedback following joint lunch exercise and from the UK, FR and German markets

Sjoerd Klein Velderman, Director Factory Zero
Presentation of innovation from a company perspective


14:30 – 15:30 | Roundtable with EU policy makers

Antonio Paparella, European Commission DG GROW

Paul Hodson, European Commission DG ENER

Jens Laustsen, Coordinator, Concerted Action EPBD

3 foundations of Energiesprong’s approach:

  • Moving from craftmanship to industrialisation and mass customisation
  • Long year performance guarantee
  • Transform efficiency measures into desirable, modern living solutions to compel consumers

Should policy play a role in driving these elements?

15:30 – 15:40 | Conclusion and wrap up

Sorcha Edwards, Housing Europe Secretary General

Farewell drinks