- When: 13 Nov - 14 Nov 2023
- Event type: Conference
Join us in Brussels to discuss "Indoor Environmental Quality, Digitalization and Skills in the Decarbonization of Buildings" during the Brussels Summit 2023 ( November 13-14).
Day 1: REHVA Standing Committee Meeting (13th November)
The first day of the Summit will focus on the internal activities of REHVA. During the Standing Committee Meeting, members will gather to discuss and address key issues and initiatives related to our organisation. This session provides an opportunity for REHVA members to actively engage in shaping the organization's agenda and strategies.
During the Supporters Committee,Energate will hold an Expert Talk on "Energate standardisation on financing energy efficiency, HVAC as a Service, EU taxanomy".
The Committee Meetings are open to REHVA Members and Supporters only (except for the Supporters Committee - attendance of the Energate Expert Talk is open to all).
The first day will end with a REHVA Dinner at the Thon Hotel.
Day 2: Policy Conference (14th November)
The second day of the Summit will feature the yearly Policy Conference. All policy instruments enabling and facilitating the clean energy transition in the building sector are falling into place in 2023 at EU level with the adoption of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) as core elements of the ‘fit for 55’ package (designed to realise the EU Green Deal and more recently also REPowerEU).
The journey to bring the buildings related EU policy instruments to practice on the ground doesn’t end here. The EU’s Member States (MSs) need to adequately transpose, implement, enforce and monitor them while fostering and ensuring their practical application by skilled building professionals.
Furthermore 2023 is the European Year of Skills, meant to promote upskilling and reskilling opportunities and EU funding possibilities, to support take-up, implementation and delivery on the ground. Without any coincidence, the EU Green Deal Industrial Plan presented in February 2023 has as third pillar “enhancing skills”, at all levels and for all people, with inclusiveness of women and youth at the heart of the Plan.
Against this backdrop the session organizers, targeting foremost policy makers and at large the building sector stakeholders, drawn together some of the key institutional, professional and business actors to foster EU-national coordination, at the fastest pace possible, for bridging the gap ‘available-needed' professionals, with an emphasis also on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Digitalisation:
- Policy and financing instruments as linchpin for the skills framework.
- Education, training, upskilling and reskilling.
- Best practices for designing effective training programmes.
The timing is nothing short of ideal for the EU level professional associations and their national member associations to step up and play a twofold game changing role for EU-national coordination:
- Support the adequate transposition of the EED, RED and EPBD in the EU’s MSs while also future proofing the feasibility for practical implementation within the specific national contexts.
- Bridge the skilled building professionals’ gap in collaboration with the national authorities, financing institutions and all concerned stakeholders of the building sector.
The day will end with a session held by MODERATE: Workshop with building professionals & EPB Expert.
This event is free of charge; however, registration is mandatory. Please take note that cancellation is also required. Fees might apply is you fail to cancel your registration at least 5 days prior to the conference. For any questions or cancellation requests, email info(at)rehva.eu.
Check out the AGENDA
Some hotel recommendation close to the venue:
- Hotel Le Châtelain
- B&B HOTEL Brussels Centre Louise
- Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie
- Le Louise Hotel Brussels - MGallery
- The Hotel Brussels
Regarding transportation, the MAI (Rue Washington 40, 1050 Ixelles) is accessible by bus, tram and metro.
- Bus stop - Vleurgat (5min walk)
- Tram stop - Bailli (4 min walk)
- Metro - Louise (18 min walk)
Want to become a sponsor? Check the packages! Limited availablities.
We look forward to seeing you in Brussels!