The REHVA calendar of events 2020 has started off with a successful open meeting session organized at the European Parliament. The event showcased the results of ALDREN, project funded by the H2020 programme and aiming to promote the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme for buildings (ECVS) as a valuable tool to foster non-residential building stock renovation. REHVA has invited project stakeholders and policy makers to join the ALDREN experts and the event host, Slovenian MEP Ljudmila Novak, in a roundtable event where the outputs of the project have been presented in relation with the EU political agenda priorities and trends in the field of buildings energy efficiency, with a special attention to EU Green Deal. Keynote speakers from the European Parliament and the European Commission have shared their views and illustrated insights from the respective institutions and political groups concerning the buildings energy efficiency and Green Deal liaison. REHVA President Frank Hovorka, who moderated the event roundtable, received feedback from major stakeholders about the project results and their relevance for the building stock renovation issue, a crucial aspect to be considered for the set-up of an EU-climate neutral economy not only for its benefits related to the CO2 emissions reduction but also for its employment and socio-economic development potential.
A detailed report about the REHVA event organized at the European Parliament will be available on the issue 1/2020 of the REHVA Journal.