Workshop | Deep energy renovation of buildings for HVAC professionals
|Date||Tuesday May 24|
|Time||16:15 - 17:45|
The decarbonisation of the buildings sector is vital to deliver on the EU’s 2030 and 2050 climate and energy objectives, given that buildings are responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. That is why, decarbonisation of the EU building stock requires energy renovation at a large scale: almost 75% of the EU’s building stock is inefficient according to current building standards, and 85-95% of the buildings that exist today will still be standing in 2050. Across the EU, deep renovations that reduce energy consumption by at least 60% are carried out only in 0.2% of the building stock per year. Two thirds of the energy used for heating and cooling of buildings comes from fossil fuels. The main objective of this workshop is to present:
1. Utilitary and widely applicable concepts for the renovation of existing buildings, underlining the critical role of HVAC professionals in the process;
2. Good practices that are widely applicable, have been validated and demonstrated with proven practices during field studies, that document the actual energy and cost savings, and/or realistic estimates from Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) that different renovations will achieve.
3. Practical guidelines applicable to different geographical locations and climate zones that have different priorities for heating/cooling during the renovation of existing buildings.
|Jarek Kurnitski||Tomasz Cholewa|
|Marija S. Todorovic|