Background of this event: By improving efficiency in public buildings, public authorities can save energy and set an important example. The eCentral project will test various financial instruments designed to reduce energy use in nZEBs - nearly Zero Energy Buildings. It will also promote an energy efficiency certification programme, to ensure more energy aware construction and renovation of buildings. The project was funded within the Interreg Central Europe programme.
Using innovative financing schemes for up-grading the energy efficiency of public buildings can be one key activity to fulfill the goals of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive on a municipal level.
Alternative financing approaches such as public private partnerships, energy performance contracting and crowdfunding as well as the ELENA-initiative from the European Investment Bank provide new instruments to transform public buildings to nearly zero energy buildings and reduce the strain on public budget.
The acquired top-level speakers will introduce their practical experiences with different financing schemes, share lessons learned and will provide recommendations for public authorities on how to make best use of these alternative financing approaches. You are welcome to use this opportunity and get new insights
REINHARD SIX SENIOR ENGINEER, ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLES, EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
Reinhard Six is a senior engineer for energy efficien-cy and renewable energy at the Projects Directorate of the EIB. His main responsibilities are the appraisal of investment projects in the energy efficiency field concerning technical, economic, environmental and procurement aspects, as well as the management of the ELENA facility on behalf of the European Commission.
ŠPELA GREGORIN, CITY OF LJUBLJANA
In cooperation with the consortium of companies Petrol and Resalta, the City of Ljubljana is going to improve the energy efficiency in 49 public buildings. Comprehensive energy renovation is foreseen in 26 buildings, and in other 23 buildings partial energy renovation with the implementation of individual measures for more efficient use of energy is envisa-ged. The project started in 2017.
GERHARD BUCAR, GRAZ ENERGY AGENCY
Gerhard Bucar manages the department “consultan-cy and project management” with focus on energy concepts for buildings, building analyses, audits and contracting. The Graz Energy Agency has long-term experience in the field energy contracting, is member of DECA Austria (independent platform for the development of high-quality energy efficiency services on the Austrian market) and implemented several contracting projects in public buildings. Within the Interreg Central Europe funded projects FEEDSCHOOLS and ENERGY@SCHOOL they transfer-red their knowledge to other European regions.
WOLFGANG DEUTSCHMANN, MANAGING DIREC-TOR GREEN ROCKET CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM
Green Rocket is the first European Crowdfunding platform, specialized on topics like energy, environ-ment, mobility and health. Wolfgang Deutschmann is founder and CEO of one of Austria’s most success-ful crowdfunding platforms, which managed to at-tract more than 10 million euros for over 45 crowd-funding projects since its foundation. The platform recently expanded its activities to Germany.
Date: Thursday, 13th June 2019
Location: Seminar room of European Centre for Modern Languages, Nikolaiplatz 4, 8020 Graz
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