Workshop on Upscaling energy renovation to the district level

25 September 2019 12:00 - Location: TU Delft; Fac of Architecture - Berlagezalen - By: Eveline Zeegers

How to upscale home energy renovations to the district level. During a workshop, we will use insights from urban planners, local policy makers and businesses, to identify a number of drivers and barriers for policy and market development. To do that, we gather international experts from various countries. In collaboration with international projects (IEA EBC Annex 75, Interreg 2 Seas Triple-A) and national institutes (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, Climate-KIC, TU Delft Urban Energy Platform), we are proud to present an exciting line of speakers and open discussions.

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What will you gain from this workshop?
• Insight into local drivers and barriers that might be relevant for your own policy and business development.
• Exemplary experiences from the development of sustainable urban development strategies, particularly in Dutch major cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam).
• Knowledge about new possibilities for making district renovation more viable.
• Discussions about future policy instruments and emerging business models.
• A chance to share district renovation experiences with frontrunners and local authorities.

Amongst other we expect:
• National and local authorities,
• Business developers and renovation frontrunners,
• Concept suppliers and neighbourhood ambassadors,
• Policy, urban and business researchers

Daniel van Rijn, The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Manuela ALmeida, University of Minho, Portugal
Siebe Broersma, TU Delft, The Netherlands
André de Groot, City of Rotterdam The Netherlands
Ighor van de Vyver, City of Mechelen, Belgium
Johan Coolen, Factor 4, Belgium
René Pie, Klimaatmissie, The Netherlands
Arno Groenendijk, TRANSFORM, The Netherlands

Break-out Session 1: Best-practice policy instruments

Moderators: Hauke Meyer & Jens Freudenberg, German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development, Germany; Erwin Mlecnik & Frits Meijer, TU Delft, The Netherlands; Juan Maria Hidalgo, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Round 1: review of policy instruments supporting neighbourhood renovation in various countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain,..)
Round 2: interactive session: participants reflect on what policy instruments are best suited to upscale home energy renovations to the district level.

Break-out Session 2: Business models district renovation

Moderators: Uta Schneider – Gräfin zu Lynar, B.&S.U. Beratungs- und Service-Gesellschaft Umwelt mbH, Germany; Zeno Winkels, Climate-KIC & TU Delft, The Netherlands; Thaleia Konstantinou, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Round 1: stakeholder motivations and barriers to engage in district renovation business models
Round 2: interactive session: participants reflect on how to solve main barriers for business model development (financial mechanisms, supporting policy,..)

This workshop is developed by TU Delft in the framework of the Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeën Project “Triple-A: stimulating the Adoption of low-carbon technologies by homeowners through Awareness and easy Access” - with support of the European Regional Development Fund and the Provinces of South Holland and West Flanders – and supporting the IEA EBC Annex 75 project “Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables”.

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