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WBEF Webinar: Energy efficient renovation – A green investment fit for the future?

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Tue, Oct 27, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET


One of the challenges for the financial sector is the lack of suitable strategies, processes and products for financing small-scale, tailored sustainable projects. Energy efficient retrofits of buildings is such a challenge.


The opportunities for efficiency improvement are often fragmented and hidden, and therefore hard to capture for investors. Next to the need for financial sector to offer suitable products, national governments also have a key role to play to ensure the renovation wave becomes a reality.


Hence the growing interest to discuss how renovation of the existing building stock in Europe can be stimulated to achieve Europe’s green deal and contribute to the recovery.


What is the current status of the energy efficiency retrofit market in Europe? What types of public and private retrofit investment programmes are being implemented in the different EU member states? What is the current investment reality and the barriers to and solutions for improvement?




 -Sander Scheurwater, Communication and External Affairs Director, Europe, RICS


Panellists will include:


 -Roger Baumann MRICS, COO & Head Product Development Global Real Estate, Zurich Insurance Group


 -Luca Bertalot, Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) & Consortium Coordinator of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative (EEMI)


 -Frank Hovorka MRICS, Chairman, RICS French Advisory Board


 -Hadrien Michel, Policy Officer, European Commission - DG CLIMA, Unit C.3 – Land use and finance for innovation


 -Adam Targowski MRICS, Sustainovation Manager, Skanska

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