EUCalc Expert Consultation on Scenarios for Decarbonising European Buildings
The workshop was held on June 4 under the framework of the EU-funded project EUCalc, standing for 'European Calculator: Trade-offs and Pathways towards Sustainable and Low-carbon European Societies'
Halfway through the project duration, the EUCalc project launched the co-design workshop for the buildings module. Participants from architecture to building automation, with a balanced weight of industry, science and policy, vividly discussed, questioned and evaluated the approach form diverse perspectives.
The workshop was framed by introductory presentations and highlighted by spark talks from the Commission and EuroACE as representative of the industry sector. The atmosphere was engaged with an attentively following audience that turned into a vibrantly interacting and exchanging group work. Participant educated another over their perspectives on the assumptions suggested to feed into the model, such as “Do you believe people would agree to live in 31 m² living space?” or “The heating systems efficiency may be substantially improved to above 200% through hybrid systems”.
The word that most of the participants used to conclude the workshop was ‘complexity’, but the approach was considered to fit the needs to assess transition to a decarbonised building sector.