Deep renovation of the EU building stock could provide an answer to Europe’s economic woes by triggering the creation of up to 2 million jobs ! That is why Energy Cities, the European association of local authorities engaged in the energy transition, is now representing the voice of cities in the Renovate Europe Campaign (REC).
The new partnership between Energy Cities and the REC is a step to implement the ambitious objectives to reduce the energy demand of the EU existing building stock by 80% by 2050. Cities play a key role in this field for their ability to develop integrated, target-based refurbishment plans and act as role models towards citizens by retrofitting their own building stock. An illustration of this is provided by the Display® Campaign, which is used by over 560 local authorities across Europe.
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More information about the Renovate Europe Campaign : www.renovate-europe.eu
In this framework, the Renovate Europe Day 2013 will take place on Wednesday 9th October in Brussels. Throughout the day, two topics will be discussed :
- Designing ambitious renovation programmes in the EU : with two sessions, Renovation Roadmaps - HOW ? and Unlocking Financing for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
- Why Invest in Renovation Programmes in your Region ? - with a debate about which kind of funding : private, public or both !
Even more, it is an opportunity to discover the exhibition of 16 Display® renovation posters from 12 European countries.