EUSEW19 SESSION 'NEW EPBD: THE VALUE OF ACTUAL PERFORMANCE AND DIGITALISATION' - 19 June 2019 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
CEN-CE, ALDREN and EPB Center teams participated in the 14th European Sustainable Energy Week 2019, specifically during REHVA, eu.bac and smartEn session on 19 June, 9h00 - 10h30, Room Maelbeek, Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium.
The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 was brought to life with 90 policy sessions and 100 networking activities. With more than 3200 participants, EUSEW has solidified its status as the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe!
This thought leading and well attended (around 70 participants) session discussed regulatory and policy aspects, such as the role of EPB standards and the Smart Readiness Indicator, digitalisation in buildings, performance monitoring and the role of smart buildings in the flexible energy system.
The session also targeted how to boost investor confidence in smart buildings for ensuring the needed financing to reach the goal of a highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050.
In particular, the organisers aimed at highlighting that building automation, ITC based solution and smart devices in smart buildings:
- Enable and facilitate the assessment of actual building performance, transparently calculated based on EPB standards, to provide evidence for investors that the predicted performance is actually delivered in operation, thus creating trust and minimising financial risk;
- Are a precondition to make buildings flexible in response to external signals. The demand-side flexibility of buildings is a key feature whose value must be acknowledged and supported to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 in a cost-effective way;
- Deliver energy savings and reduce CO2 consumption in a cost-effective way, playing a key role to achieve, at the same time, comfort/health of the occupants and decarbonisation of the building sector.
Spotlight on CEN-CE activities: facilitating the correct and swift use of EPB standards and furthermore free movement of certified building professional across EU member states. Interested in becoming CEN EPB Standards Certified Expert?
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