ENERJ – Conferenza internazionale finale

Energy Efficiency – A Good Beginning

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Thessaloniki, Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center
9.30 – 14.30

The final conference of ENERJ will be an occasion to discuss with the principal actors the results of the project and their relevance for the field of actions which is as difficult as it is important: energy efficiency in buildings, looking particularly at public buildings. The Mediterranean area is witnessing a fast growing energy demand, partly due to cooling needs which with climate change will only increase and a rapid urban development. If the Mediterranean wants to stay on track with implementing an inclusive and sustainable energy transition, energy efficiency in buildings, existing ones and new ones, will be a central issue.
Cities and Regions are key players in implementing energy efficiency policies in buildings, starting with their own ones and reaching out to the private sector. Most often the local course of energy transition has been laid down in a local energy plan, many of them in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors as a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SEAP/SECAP). The conference will discuss the added value Joint Actions can produce and the role of Joint Actions Coordinators to bring together a group of actors in a specific territory.
The conference will have a pragmatic, application-oriented character. Highly skilled practitioners will present their experiences and discuss them with the audience. The conference is meant for public servants in local and regional administrations, energy experts and interested citizens. There will be simultaneous translation Greek-English.


Chairperson: Karl-Ludwig Schibel, Climate Alliance Italy

09.30 | Registration of participants

10.00 | Welcome Addresses by
Iakovos Sarigiannis, General Director, Anatoliki
M. Eero Ailio, Adviser Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission (tbc)

10.30 | The Interreg MED Programme
Evangelos Vidalis, Greek National Contact Point Interreg MED

10.50 | ENERJ and the challenge of energy efficiency in public buildings

11.10 | MEDNICE and the Energy Efficient Building Hub
Vasilis Takavakoglu, MEDNICE

11.30 | Coffee break

12.00 | Intelligent Buildings and urban regeneration – the Fano project
Tiziana Gallo, Consultant to the Ministry of Environment, Rome, Italy

12.20 | The Covenant of Mayors and the Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative
Antonia Proka, Climate Alliance

12.40 | Platforms and other tools, what can they do? The examples of ENERJ and SISMA
Margherita Carè, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital
Martin Murovec, GOLEA

13.00 | Gathering strength together, implementing PAES(C) through joint actions – a case study
Kostas Konstantinou, Anatoliki

13.20 | The Energy Transition in the Mediterranean. State of affairs and perspectives
Helen Lambropoulou, CRES

13.40 | Debate

14.00 | Closing Remarks
M. Eero Ailio, Adviser Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission (tbc)

Registrations are open until September 6.

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