- applied sciences | energy efficiency | energy research | climate change | environmental research | disaster risk reduction
Earthquakes threaten a large percentage of homes and public buildings across the EU. At the same time, inefficient energy consumption from these outdated buildings is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. A pilot project puts forward a holistic approach to improve simultaneously the seismic safety and energy efficiency of the European building stock.
Our sustainable approach will combine renovation efforts that reduce building vulnerability to protect lives and will update the energy efficiency of ageing structures to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and tackle energy poverty, while reducing the retrofit’s environmental impact.
The pilot project directly supports several European Commission priorities including the Green Deal’s call for renovating in an energy and resource efficient way. It provides technical background in support of the Renovation Wave initiative and an action plan to modernise the European building stock.
The workshop has the following objectives:
- Create awareness among participants of the issue’s challenges and opportunities
- Engage stakeholders to create a network for information exchange
- Present the pilot project and share the knowledge produced
- Exchange ideas on technical/scientific and policy issues
- Collect feedback on needs, knowledge gaps and expectations to inform efforts in the second phase of the pilot project.
|16 November 2020|
|17 November 2020||Overview and classification of technologies for seismic strengthening and energy upgrading of existing buildings|
|18 November 2020||Analysis of technologies for combined upgrading of existing buildings|
|19 November 2020|
Methodologies for assessing the combined effect of upgrading
The workshop will be held online using Zoom. Registered participants will receive the details.
The workshop report provides summaries of the presented work by action of the Pilot Project along with expected developments and issues that deserve further consideration. Issues that attracted the attention of the workshop participants and relevant feedback received through interactive sessions and tools are further highlighted.