7 June 2018
Belgrade City Hall, Dragoslava Jovanovića 2, 11000
Belgrad, Serbia

Energy efficient buildings –
Plan. Invest. Renovate!

National renovation strategies are necessary and useful, but how can their impact be strengthened? As most public buildings are under the jurisdiction of regional and local administrative levels, it is the combined action of Europe´s cities, towns and communes that can really make a change. EmBuild conference will show best practices of local plans, highlighting aspects that may stimulate similar actions by others and presenting tools that can facilitate the formulation of these plans.

The EU-funded project EmBuild started 2 years ago with the aim to increase the capacity of local level actors and develop simple tools that facilitate the design and implementation of local renovation plans. The H2020 project’s final conference marks the moment when the results of the project can be brought to the attention of a broader audience and trigger action beyond the focus of the 100 municipalities of EmBuild. 

You can register here until June 5.


9:00 Registration
9.30 Welcome and Introduction – University of Belgrade/Mayor of Belgrade (tbc), Stephan Heieck(GIZ)

10:00 Topic 1: Setting the scene – the importance of renovation strategies for the building sector
Moderator:  Ms. Violeta Kogalniceanu (Energy Community)
EU Directives on renovation of buildings and its importance for achieving EU energy and climate goals – (tbc)
Obligations of non-EU states – Claudia Canevari (DG Energy, European Commission)
A story from EmBuild mayor (tbc)
Dimension of the challenge – Maarten De Groote (BPIE)

11.00 Coffee break

11.20 Topic 2: Planning locally
Moderator: Dušan Ignjatović, University of Belgrade
Klaus Häger (Waltenhofen, Germany)
Todor Popov (Gabrovo Municipality, Bulgaria) (tbc)
Bojan Kontič (Municipality of Velenje, Slovenia)
Žarko Latković (City of Karlovac, Croatia)
Petronela-Cătălina STURZ (Mizil Municipality, Romania)
Nevena Vojinović (Sopot Municipality, Serbia)

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Topic 3: Investing effectively
Moderator: Dimitar Doukov, Bulgarian Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources Fund
Facilitated dialogue between:
Dragan Obrenovic (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group)
Anna Pajuvora (EBRD) (tbc)
Arne Gooss (KfW Office Belgrade)
Robert Ostrelič (Petrol – Department of Energy Solutions)
Tamara Lišnjić-Lang (REGEA)

15.30 Topic 4: Capturing the wider benefits
Moderator: Dragomir Tzanev, EnEffect (tbc)
Assessing market barriers for low-carbon innovation in the built environment – Clara Camarasa (Chalmers University, Gothenburg)
Focusing on how to present energy efficiency and wider benefits to the public – Rodolphe Nicolle (Buildings2030)
Focusing on the macroeconomic benefits of Deep renovation in municipalities in Serbia – Nenad Stanisic (University of Kragujevac)
Focusing on EmBuild methodologies on quantification and assessment of wider benefits of deep renovation processes – Sebastian Botzler (Technische Universität München, TUM)

16.30 Final chord – Key messages and final outputs – Frank Mischler (GIZ)
17.00 Closing Cocktail

Simultaneous translation into Serbian and English will be provided

The conference will gather local and national authorities from Southeastern Europe, Energy Community representatives, experts in the energy efficiency field and more.