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The Energiesprong model and the long-term renovation strategies in the EU Final conference of the Transition Zero project

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Transition Zero project

Transition Zero project

For around 3 years, the Transition Zero project has supported the scaling up of the Energiesprong (‘Energy leap’) model originated in the Netherlands. This model is a high-value construction and investment model for creating energy-neutral homes and regenerating neighbourhoods through a whole house ‘envelope’ retro-fitting package. Based on the use of prefabricated panels for renovation, the use of renewable energy and a guarantee of net zero for consumers, the Energiesprong approach is now applied in the UK and France.

As the H2020 project Transition Zero comes to an end in December 2018, it is time to reflect on what has been done and what are the next steps to make it an even more successful approach to a fair energy transition in the EU. More generally it will be a unique occasion to discuss innovative approaches to mass-scale renovation and decarbonisation of the building stock, in the light of the article 2 of the EPBD. 



10:45 - 11:20 | Registration and welcome by the host, Rob van Eijkeren, Director of House of Dutch Provinces


11:20 - 11:50 | Energiesprong: from vision to multi markets scaling enabled by Transition Zero

Ron van Erck, Energiesprong, Head of International Market Development


11:50 – 12:45 | Transition Zero as a market kick-starter: presentation of results in France, UK, Netherlands


Jasper van den Munckhof, Energiesprong, Director

State of play in the Netherlands


Sébastien Delpont, Head of Energiesprong Market Development Team in France

First results in France 


Kore Mason, Head of Energiesprong Market Development Team in the UK
First results in the United Kingdom  


12:45 – 14:00 | Lunch break


14:00 – 14:30 | Where is innovation needed most? Follow-up to Transition Zero


Discussion on audience feedback following joint lunch exercise and from the UK, FR and German markets


Sjoerd Klein Velderman, Director Factory Zero
Presentation of innovation from a company perspective



14:30 – 15:30 | Roundtable with EU policy makers

Roundtable with EU policy makers

  • Antonio Paparella, European Commission DG GROW
  • Paul Hodson, European Commission DG ENER
  • Jens Laustsen, Coordinator, Concerted Action EPBD

Three foundations of Energiesprong’s approach:

  1. Moving from craftmanship to industrialisation and mass customisation
  2. Long year performance guarantee
  3. Transform efficiency measures into desirable, modern living solutions to compel consumers

Should policy play a role in driving these elements?


15:30 – 15:40 | Conclusion and wrap up

Sorcha Edwards, Housing Europe Secretary General


15:40 | Farewell drinks

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