Renovate Europe Day 2018


09 Oct 2018 10:30 to 13:00



Event Location


Event Description



9 October 2018, European Parliament, room JAN 6Q1, Brussels
Hosted by MEP Bendt Bendtsen (EPP)

The amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) contains a vision for 2050 for the buildings stock in the EU – it will have to be highly energy efficient and decarbonised, reaching cost-effective nearly zero energy levels. As a result, it is time for action and the Member States will need to be armed with all the right tools and resources to achieve this challenging and necessary vision.  This year’s Renovate Europe event will look at how to plan properly for the achievement of this 2050 vision.

We will have presentations from all levels of governance from the EU to the local, city level passing through the national and sub-national levels.  Our invited audience will represent a cross-section of concerned stakeholders ready to assist the various levels of governance to play their part in the transformation of the building stock in the EU before 2050.




10h30 Arrival of participants at European Parliament for security checks and transfer to room JAN 6Q1

Bendt Bendtsen (MEP, EPP Group, DK) – Welcome to participants

  • The amended EPBD brings challenges and opportunities for national policy makers

Adrian Joyce (Campaign Director) and Moderator of the Event 

  • Facing the Energy Renovation Challenge

Marjorie Meynier-Millefert, Member of the French National Assembly

  • Progress in the buildings sector and its contribution to the ecological transition in France

Kathleen Robertson, Head of Heat, Energy Efficiency and Low-Carbon Unit, Scottish Government 

  • Energy Efficient Scotland – Scottish Government’s programme for near zero emission buildings by 2050

Mieke Maerten, Sustainability Manager for the City of Ghent 

  • The Ghent City Renovation Strategy for Existing Buildings – ensuring that citizens benefit

Stephen Richardson (World Green Building Council)

  • Developing a market of financial products that stimulate real progress on energy renovation

Stephanie Sfakianos (Global Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNPP)

  • Setting up and launching a green mortgage pilot in the UK
12h45 Q & A Session

Adrian Joyce

  • Wrap-up and conclusions

The event will be followed by a networking lunch inside the European Parliament and
by an opportunity to visit two construction sites in Brussels
where deep energy renovation works are underway.



EASO - European Asylum Support Office
Asylum Support Officer (EASO/2019/TA/006)
EASO - European Asylum Support Office
Procurement Officer - Temporary (EASO/2019/TA/007)
EASO - European Asylum Support Office
Head of E-Learning Sector (EASO/2019/TA/005)
EASO - European Asylum Support Office
MedCOI Expert – SNE (EASO/2019/SNE/002)
EASO - European Asylum Support Office
Graphic Designer & Printing Assistant (EASO/2019/CA/001)
ENoP - European Network of Political Foundations
Finance Officer (part-time)
European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)
Project Officer
EPSI - the European Platform for Sport Innovation
Intern (Office Administration)
European Grassroots Antiracist Movement