The event is part of the Energy Days of the Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). Due to limited space online registration is needed.
Buildings account for approximately one third of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions; hence, they are an essential part of Europe’s clean energy transition. As pointed out in the Commissions’ European Building Initiative the building stock represent a large energy savings potential. The zero emission strategies in buildings are a necessity and an opportunity for a low carbon, energy efficient and climate resilient society. The successful implementation of these strategies can result in reduction of CO2 emissions in the residential sector by 88% in 2050 compared to the 1990 levels. Innovative solutions are needed to address all technical and social aspects, such as optimized designs of the building envelope, life-cycle use of energy and materials, integration of renewables (produced on site or nearby), societal awareness and citizens’ engagement. Block of buildings and networks of neighborhoods are suitable for testing and implementing integrated innovative solutions in direct connection to citizens and can help to share best practices and pool resources and investments.
This workshop is organized by the Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN Centre), with the support of NTNU Brussels office and represents an opportunity to assess the status and debate about future approaches and strategies in the sector, leveraging on the substantial contribution of zero emission buildings and neighborhoods.