Renovating Buildings with Cost-Effective Reductions in Energy and Carbon Emissions – Findings from IEA EBC Annex 56 (Webinar) - 08.11.2016


This webinar provides a chance to learn about the investigation and findings from the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Community (EBC) Annex 56 project. Topics include investigating how far it is possible to go with energy conservation and efficiency measures, and when to start using renewable energy produced on site for the cost-effective renovation of the existing building stock with a nearly-zero energy and emissions target.

The Webinar participants will discuss: 
• Some of the main topics on the developed methodology, including cost-effectiveness vs cost-optimality, anyway measures and added value;
• Results and main findings from the investigation of case studies from the participating countries;
• Recommendations for policy makers and professional home-owners.


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.
Associate Professor
Short Bio:
Manuela is an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the Minho University in Portugal. She is the Head of the Sustainable Construction Research Group and she develops her scientific activity in the areas of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development. She coordinates and participates in several national and international research projects in the fields of building thermal performance, nZEB, building conservation and rehabilitation and sustainable construction.
Short Bio:
David Venus was trained in energy and environmental engineering and building technologies with degrees from the University of Applied Sciences, Pinkafeld. Since April 2009 he works at AEE INTEC as project assistant in the department for “Sustainable Buildings”. His current research areas: concept development and -evaluation for plus- and zero-energy buildings, energy performance calculations and dynamic building simulations, consulting and support of municipalities at new and retrofitted building projects.
Short Bio:
Ove has worked with planning and implementation of Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy integration in buildings and environmental issues since 1978. First as a researcher at the Technical University and later at Cenergia Energy Consultants and Kuben Management where he is currently undertaken project leadership of a number of planning and implementation projects nationally and internationally. Ove has a profound knowledge on energy conservation and renewable energy technologies suitable for the built environment and holds a PhD from the DTU.