Towards an energy-efficient European housing stock – mapping, modelling and monitoring refurbishment processes

18 November 2015, L42, Rue de la Loi 42, Brussels

Making the energy-refurbishment processes in the European housing sector transparent and effective is a crucial step towards achieving the EU’s climate mitigation targets.

Building stock models to assess refurbishment processes and to forecast future energy consumption are important to monitor progress on national and European level. The project undertook scenario analyses in 16 European countries to track the implementation of energy-saving measures and their impact on energy consumption in practice. These findings should feed into the development of policies and steer refurbishment practices in a cost-efficient way while the modelling can evaluate the actual achieved energy savings.

The lessons learnt and best practice cases shared will ultimately support a long-term objective to install monitoring procedures in each European country in different fields, such as energy performance certificate databases, representative surveys, regional or national census, data collection via heating or energy bills, strategic asset development, energy management and more.

Leading experts and representatives from the European Commission presented and discussed the results developed in the EPISCOPE project, including methods of building stock monitoring, scenario analyses of renovation trends and perspectives of energy performance and CO2 emissions. The discussion also highlighted the necessary supporting policy actions.

The workshop was organised within the framework of the EU-funded project EPISCOPE.

The presentations and the posters showing the results from pilot cases are available below.

 

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