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OVERVIEW – BUILD UP’s guide to the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

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BUILD UP’s guide to the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016


The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 (EUSEW 2016), Europe’s largest event on sustainable energy policy, is around the corner. Part of EUSEW’s activities is its conference on policy, which takes place from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 June.


As usual, BUILD UP gives you an overview of the activities that you do not want to miss, including those of its partners.





Meet the BUILD UP PR Desk


You are invited to come and meet the BUILD UP PR Desk during the conference, on the second floor of the Charlemagne building. On Thursday 16 June, from 09:00 to 12:30 CET, BUILD UP invites you to the Networking Village in the Residence Palace.


You will find the highlights of sessions on buildings on our Twitter channel @EU_BUILDUP. Multiple BUILD UP Partners will be present in Brussels, with a Policy Conference session or an Energy Day.



Monday 13 June


Before the start of the conference, you will already be able to attend EUSEW’s local events, the Energy Days. In Brussels, the CommONEnergy project presents Smart strategies and policies for sustainable shopping centres. In Barcelona, the Horizon 2020 project STEP2SPORT organises a guided tour in a sports facility.


Online, My Smart City District, in collaboration with BUILD UP partner Climate Alliance, holds a webinar on financial resources for energy efficiency, as part of a webinar series, the Lunch Academy.



Tuesday 14 June


The Opening Ceremony in the Charlemagne building marks the official kick-off of the EUSEW 2016 conference.


On the same evening, the EU Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony will reward the best European sustainable energy projects. Nine nominees run for the prestigious prize. One of them is the WE-Qualify project on the education of installers and workers in the construction sector. Another shortlisted project is the CLEAR project, which gives guidance on the purchase of domestic renewable and low-carbon energy technology.


Two EU-funded projects, CITyFiED and CITY-ZEN, discuss citizen engagement in the online session Buildings don’t use energy, people do…!



Wednesday 15 June


The European Commission’s DG Energy and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) organise the session Energy Efficiency: a business opportunity for SMEs. The European Commission also discusses Local solutions for the fight against energy poverty. Examples from Japan, Korea and the US will be highlighted in DG Energy’s session How to boost energy efficiency in today’s buildings – International perspectives.


FEDARENE organises the 5th edition of the Regional and Local Energy Agencies Networking Event, an opportunity for energy agencies to see that other organisations have similar problems, and to discover how they tackled them.


The Buildings Performance Institute (BPIE) organises Smart consumers and smart buildings: the active role of buildings in a transforming energy system.


As part of EUSEW’s policy conference, the EU-funded projects FosterREG, LEAP, SPECIAL and URBAN LEARNING will present a Knowledge smorgasbord for renewable energy solutions in urban areas.


Several of BUILD UP’s partners organise an event on heating and cooling. The Intelligent Energy Europe project FROnT project, which is run by, amongst others, ESTIF, EGEC and EHPA, hold the session How to make the EU number one in heating and cooling?


In a joint session, BUILD UP Euroheat & Power (EHP), GCP Europe and EHI, together with the CELSIUS project, organise the session Heating and Cooling Strategy: A promise of transformation and decarbonisation. EGEC invites you at the at EUSEW’s Networking Village in the framework of The Heat Under Your Feet.


At the Networking Village, the projects CERtuS and NeZeR will present mechanisms for nearly zero energy building (nZEB) renovation of the existing public building stock.


In Barcelona, as part of EUSEW’s Energy Days, the STEP2SPORT project organises a guided tour in a sports centre.


As part of the webinar series the Lunch Academy, the FP 7-projects R2Cities and City-ZEN hold a webinar on Design, implement and deliver smart retrofitting at district level.



Thursday 16 June


On the final day of the EUSEW conference, the European Commission discusses smart homes at the session New standard for smart appliances in the smart home: getting buildings ready within the new electricity market design.


Online, the projects READY and CELSIUS hold a webinar on District heating and cooling solutions for the future.



Friday 17 June


The FP7 projects SINFONIA and CITyFiED hold the webinar Smarter and more energy efficient faster, with less risk: replication and achieving scale in smart cities.