Creation of energy-efficient Buildings Renovation Action Plans for cities: guideline and application cases (Webinar) - 14.03.2017


In the last decade, the integration of Renewable Energy Sources in buildings and smart combination of technologies have been identified as key elements for renovations plans which pursue the horizon of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. In this context, this webinar is focused in a methodology for elaboration of national roadmaps for energy-efficient buildings renovation where the most relevant stakeholders, barriers and potentials would be identified. As example, this methodology will be applied to two real national scenarios in Europe.

Parallel and aligned with the national roadmaps, the cities should develop their own buildings renovation action plans adjusted to their needs and constraints. The webinar is presenting a guideline for creation of action plans, which will work as a tool for the cities governments and policy makers. Finally, the City of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and the City of Vitoria (Spain) are presenting the result of applying this tool to their reality.


Short Bio:
Aristeidis Tsakiris is a Mechanical Engineer with a MSc in Sustainable Energy from DTU (Technical University of Denmark). Aristeidis started his career at a small consultancy company focused on energy efficient projects in the Balkans and Baltic areas. Now he is working as a Programme Officer at Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) trying to accelerate energy efficiency policies to emerging and developing economies. His main areas of expertise are: Energy savings in the building sector, Energy Efficiency in the transport sector, Development of Energy Efficiency Knowledge Management Systems.
International Affairs Director
Short Bio:
Doctor in chemistry, Head of International Affairs at the Sustainable Construction Division (Tecnalia). She is coordinating the Retrofit Work Group of Building Efficiency Accelerator, within SE4All initiative. She has been deeply involved at preparation, management and coordination of European research projects since early 90’. She is leading some European networking initiatives in the field of Construction and Cultural Heritage, and she has been recruited by the European Commission as evaluator of research proposals. She has been deeply involved in construction research for over 20 years, publishing many scientific papers and participating at the Scientific Committee of several International Congresses.
Short Bio:
Maria Ahlm has a MSc degree in civil engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. Maria started her career as a project management consultant within the construction sector 15 years ago. She has an extensive experience from production and development of building materials (e.g insulation and waterproofing). Maria also has experience from working with quality and environmental issues, focusing on lean production and waste management at a large Swedish contractor. Since last year she is employed by IVL as a senior project manager within the field of Climate and Sustainable Cities.
Short Bio:
Oubbol holds a PhD in 1996 in physical Chemistry of the university of Paris-Sud Orsay, in France. After a post-doctoral position in GeoDelft, a research institute in Delft, the Netherlands, Oubbol carried on working for more than 5 years on various projects in the field of geotechnics and modelling. She was then in charge of leading research projects. Since 2004 to date, Oubbol is employed by the municipality of Rotterdam as advisor and was involved in large construction projects like the transformation of the central train station ‘Rotterdam Centraal’, creating more room for rivers ‘Ruimte voor de rivieren’ in Nijmegen. Since 2014 on, her interests has turned into sustainability and climate change related issues, especially the energy transition, and got more directly involved in European projects related to energy like CELSIUS (promotion of District Heating, 2013-2018), NEZER (promotion of Nearly Zero Energy building Renovation, 2014-2017), and at last she leads for Rotterdam project TRIPLE-A (awareness, easy access and adoption of low-C technologies, 2016-2020). TRIPLE-A aims at increasing the adoption of energy efficiency renovations by private home-owners by applying a comprehensive approach and hence creating a market uptake.
Innovation & Sustainability Technologist
Short Bio:
Patxi Hernandez is an innovation and sustainability technologist at VISESA, the Basque Country Public Housing Corporation. He is qualified as an Energy Engineer from the University of Basque Country and holds a PhD on Architecture from University College Dublin, on the topic of building life cycle energy performance evaluation. For over 15 years he has worked as researcher and consultant in areas related to energy performance and sustainability assessment in the construction an energy sectors. He provides support and guidance to local authorities in the field of building energy efficiency and city energy planning.