Date: 15th – 19th June 2015
Location: European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Brussels
Overview: EU Sustainable Energy week is an annual event, hosted by the European Commission, which aims to inspire consumers and a variety of stakeholders to work together towards a more sustainable energy future for Europe. This 2015 programme allowed the opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing and discussion surrounding the Energy Union’s three pillars: energy efficiency, decarbonising the economy (focusing on renewables), research, innovation and competitiveness.
Vicki White, delivered a presentation about LEAF at Speakers’ Corner, on 18th June. The presentation gave an overview of the project, an explanation of the LEAF engagement and technical toolkits, and explored the lessons which we have taken from our case study buildings to date.
A new addition to EUSEW, Speaker’s Corner provided a platform for project leaders to present a succinct overview and highlights from their work, in an informal environment, with open and informative discussion. Attendees at the LEAF session were particularly interested in the range of experiences of LEAF project partners who have been working with case study sites in their own countries for over two years now. The divergence in the challenges and opportunities that we have each encountered in supporting residents of multi-occupancy apartment blocks through the retrofit process highlights the significance of regulatory, economic, building and socio-cultural differences in each country.
As the LEAF project moves into its final nine months, the focus will be on distilling and disseminating our findings, lessons and recommendations, starting with producing case study reports on each of the sites in all partner countries. To keep abreast of publications on the LEAF project over the coming months, sign up to our newsletter by completing the form on the right of this page.
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