"Innovative Solutions Supporting the NZEB Renovation" Workshop
Day 4 | Friday 30th October | 09.00 - 12.00
The renovation wave initiative is one of the cornerstones of the Green New Deal for a more sustainable Europe. This workshop highlighted how the renovation wave can be boosted through structured and holistic approaches which have been implemented through four different H2020 Projects with the use of specifically developed innovative solutions which will support and accelerate the NZEB renovation in Europe. All projects presented not only new technological solutions, but also innovative ways to address some of the known barriers for the wide implementation of renovation recommendations across Europe, especially in the residential sector. Empowering the end-user to participate in the wave, by helping to create a varied and understandable plan of simple, fast and affordable solutions, is the common goal of all these projects and ensures innovation benefits for all concerned sectors and stakeholders.
The workshop duration was 180 minutes consisting of six 30-min slots, starting by setting the policy background and the position of the projects within it, in the first slot. In the following four slots each project presented its proposed solution, highlighted by implementations and results from the project’s demo site(s). The workshop closed with a 30 minute round table discussion slot. Through the discussion, the alignment of the projects’ solutions with the EU policy was traced, including the development of a new mind-set towards renovation, stakeholder engagement with the presented concepts and tools, and identified challenges and potential.