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SINFONIA Webinar Series “Smart City talks”: Webinar n°6: Are public policies fitted to boost building renovations?

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Wed, Jun 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CEST


Sinfonia Webinar series “Smart City talks” is a series of 6 webinars that will share the experiences of the Sinfonia pilot cities, exploring best practices and tools for urban energy planning, strategies for citizen engagement and the policy framework. All of it, aspiring to create a sustainable future for citizens and enterprises through the knowledge transfer from experienced actors.


The sixth and last Webinar wonders the public policy cosmos and its reactivity to boost building renovations and Smart Cities. Speaker will discuss opportunities and barrier for the promotion of sustainable renovation of the existing building stock in Europe along with the legislation potential role (or not) to promote Smart Cities.




is a pioneering project which aims to achieve 40 to 50% energy savings and increase the share of renewables by 20%. This has been done through an integrated set of measures combining the retrofitting of more than 100,000 m2 of living surface, optimisation of the electricity grid, and solutions for district heating and cooling in the two pilot cities of Innsbruck and Bolzano. Yet this cutting-edge initiative goes beyond and promotes large-scale replication in other Europeans cities, trough transferability and scalability.




24/01 - Becoming a Smart city: How did they do it?

19/02 - Investing in deep refurbishment: is it worth it?

12/03 - Integrated energy planning: good practices for municipalities

02/04 - Tools to get urban energy planning right.

13/05 - How to engage users in public renovation works

Greenovate! Europe
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Martin Stroleny
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+32 2 410 10 10
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