Sustainable Energy Day 2024

  • When: 10 Jun 2024

Breathing Life into Efficiency: Indoor Environmental Quality as a Cornerstone in Building Policy

Sustainable Energy Day

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10 June 2024, 14h00-20h00, Brussels & livestreamed 

Launching a recurrent series of events under the overarching theme “Building Life Quality!”

According to the WHO, people spend around 90% of their time indoors, both in residential and non-residential buildings, with 26 million children living in unhealthy homes. In that vein, renovation is at the heart of the European legislative agenda for better energy efficiency and to promote a healthy, comfortable and productive environment for all European citizens. The yearly renovation rates of the building stock across EU Member States vary from 0.4 to 1.2%. If Europe is to fulfil its 2050 climate and energy goals, this rate must at least double to 3% yearly. With 97% of EU buildings needing renovation, this represents a golden opportunity to boost energy efficiency whilst ensuring good indoor environmental quality.

Renovating buildings without compromising indoor environmental quality is crucial for occupant health and productivity. This event explores how to implement the new IEQ provisions in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive while maintaining energy efficiency.

Amidst the energy efficiency drive, the 2 envisaged sessions tackles the challenge of enhancing Indoor Environmental Quality as a central pillar of building performance. Most Europeans spend their time in unhealthy buildings, and the new EPBD provides an opportunity to remedy this.

14h00–15h30 Session 1 (90 minutes)
15h30–16h30 Networking Coffee & Sweets (60 minutes)
16h30–18h00 Session 2 (90 minutes)
18h00–20h00 Networking Drinks & Walking Dinner (120 minutes)

While the full programme and agenda will be unveiled soon, the keynote speakers are already disclosed as sneak peek:

  • Stefan MOSER, Head of Unit B3, Buildings and Products, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Valérie LEPRINCE, Project Director Indoor Environmental Quality, CEREMA
  • Pawel WARGOCKI, Professor, Department Environmental & Resource Engineering, Indoor Environment, DTU


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