Transforming and stimulating the energy efficiency market

Workshop held in Bucharest, Romania, 8 May 2015

This workshop was organised in the context of the ZEBRA2020 project, to present best practice cases and tools that can support national policy makers and industry representatives to transform and stimulate energy efficiency on the buildings market as well as encourage competition.

The first session introduced the enabling factors for market transformation, with an emphasis on nearly Zero-Energy Buildings. This session aimed at providing a few guidelines on how to lay down the groundwork for a comprehensive nZEB market strategy, followed by a few good practice examples of nZEBs. Focus was put on the benefits of having a reliable and open database of EPCs.

The second session addressed new ways of triggering energy efficiency investments, providing recommendations based on the European Commission’s EEFIG report. Another aspect discussed was Germany’s experience concerning the bidding procedure, contracts elaboration and eligibility criteria for funding public buildings which have to undergo thermal renovation by energy service companies. The situation of the building stock in Romania was highlighted through an overview of the current ambitions, priorities and next steps to be taken.

Please find all presentations below.

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