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4 October 2017


ABRACADABRA – International Workshop

Financing Energy Efficiency through Building Add-ons

Barcelona, Spain
Chamber of Barcelona’s Property Owners - Via Laietana 22, 08003
DAY 1 ABRACADABRA – International Workshop

This event aims at exploring potential financing options open to building owners, landlords, property managers and wider built environment professionals that can deliver deep building retrofits with multiple financial and societal benefits. The Workshop will also explore the potential advantages of AdoRes (added volume and renewables), where an expansion in volume can increase property income and the associated asset value as well as deliver greater returns for investors. Additionally, the potential regarding the inclusion of the AdoRes strategy in the actual regulatory framework will be discussed to foster the inclusion of the strategy at local, regional and EU level.

In the framework of the EU Project ABRACADABRA, the proposed toolkit methodology and policy recommendations will be discussed.

View the programme here.

To register, click here.

The Workshop will be followed by a capacity building session taking place on 5 October 2017.

5 October 2017


ABRACADABRA – Capacity Building Event

Financing Energy Efficiency through Building Add-ons

Barcelona, Spain
Knowledge Innovation Market S.L. - Carrer de Pallars 179-185, 08005
DAY 2 ABRACADABRA – Capacity Building Event

The Capacity Building event aims at demonstrating energy efficiency retrofitting using volume extension and renewables on real case studies, using a set of toolkits (technical, financial and regulatory) developed in the EU-funded project. This training event will give you the chance to directly test the ABRA toolkits on real buildings and investigate the feasibility of a deep energy renovation through Add-ons, exploring the technical solutions, the potential financing options and the regulatory framework related to the ABRACADABRA strategy. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback to adapt the toolkits to your requirements.

View the programme here.

To register, click here.

The event will follow the International Workshop session held on 4 October 2017.

11 October 2017


Unlocking financing for local climate action

Practical information for smaller municipalities

Leuven, Belgium
Province of Flemish Brabant
This practical conference focused on access to finance for local energy and climate action, with a particular emphasis on smaller-sized European cities and towns.

Experts from the European Commission, the Global Covenant of Mayors and the European Investment Bank helped to shape the discussion, with input from local government representatives who have engaged in successful financing practices.

Throughout the day, experts discussed challenges and offered solutions to smaller-scale cities seeking to access financing for their local energy and climate actions. Interactive roundtables and one-to-one discussion enabled hands-on exchange of information on topics such as: private and residential buildings, transport and mobility, public buildings and procurement, renewable energy, impact funding, and civic crowdfunding.

To view Marco Palma's "Why invest in community energy" presentation, click here. To view the other presentations delivered during the conference, see the attachments below.

To view a selection of downloadable photographs from the conference, click here.

We kindly ask you to provide your feedback on the conference by filling in the short evaluation form below (to access the form, click on the link "Go to the event website").

For more information, contact

12 October 2017


Speeding up market-uptake of buildings renovation in Europe

In Europe, buildings are responsible for 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of CO2 emissions. Currently, about 35 percent of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, and by improving the energy efficiency of its building stock the EU could reduce its total energy consumption by 5-6 percent and lower CO2 emissions by about 5 percent.

Local governments can influence the efficiency of new and existing buildings in their communities and can deploy a variety of measures, policies and incentives to speed-up renovation in the public and private sector.

While most renovation decisions are taken at building level by individual owners, optimal integration of RES often requires planning and implementation at a district scale. Financing renovation of the residential sectors remains a great challenge in Europe, where many building owners or occupants simply cannot afford renovation costs and cannot apply for financing.

Other customers often see high operating costs and a poor environment as an acceptable alternative to the time-consuming, disruptive and risky renovation process.

This event will discuss the challenges shared by local governments in Europe, and will bring together a great line-up of experts to share and explore innovative technical and financial solutions and policies to boost the market uptake of renovation.

For more information, contact the email address below.

To register for the event, click here.


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