On 14 Οctober 2020, the European Commission published its Renovation Wave Strategy which aims to improve the energy performance of buildings. The goal is to double renovation rates in the next ten years in order to cut emissions, boost the post-corona recovery and reduce energy poverty. Action is urgently needed since buildings are responsible for about 40% of the EU’s energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, yet only 1% of the building stock undergoes energy-efficient renovations every year.
On Tuesday, January 26, 10:30-12:30, the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) community will kick-start a Renovation Action Group focused on knowledge exchange and collaboration among ICC cities and regions. In its mentor capacity, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region is invited to share best practices and connect to other innovations in this field. The meeting will take place via MS Teams and will consist of the following points:
- Policy agenda on the Renovation Strategy and Bauhaus
- Presentation of meeting, Thematic Action Group and best practices
- ICC city presentations on renovation practices
- Discussion on needs, best practices, solutions and collaboration topics
This meeting is by invitation only. Amsterdam Smart City partners and community members interested in joining the meeting should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org briefly explaining their interest in the ICC Renovation Action Group.