Workshop "Increasing energy efficiency in buildings for a competitive Europe"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 16:30 - 18:00

European Heating Industry (EHI) and European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) organize a workshop to highlight the contribution that energy efficiency could play to address heating and cooling demand in buildings in the Energy Union, outlining its contribution in achieving the EU’s climate and energy as well as economic growth objectives.

The workshop will showcase the technology and market potential of this typically European industry, as well as highlight concrete regulatory challenges and opportunities to provide Europe’s buildings with ever-increasing heating efficiency. Points for discussion will include:

- Facts & figures about the European building sector: the largest energy efficiency potential.
- How can we make EU buildings more energy-efficient?
- What are the business solutions to achieve more efficiency in heating and thus to contribute to achieve the EU energy saving goals?
- Can energy efficiency policies in the building sector increase Europe’s competitiveness?

- Rainer Schild, Vice-President Marketing and Sales, Heating Segment, Danfoss
- Andreas Lücke, CEO, Federal Industrial Association of Germany for House, Energy, Environmental Technology (BDH)
- Bendt Bendtsen, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Denmark)

The debate will aim at ensuring full participation of representatives from the building sector, in the challenge of recognizing energy efficiency as the cross-sectorial, growth pillar of the European energy transition. The event is one of the official side events organized in the context of the European Commission conference “Heating and Cooling in the European energy transition”.

The workshop will gather a selected group of business representatives from the heating and cooling sector, representatives from the European Commission, civil society and other stakeholders. Please find enclosed the meeting agenda and further background on the event.

To register, please send an email to with your name, surname, company/organization and nationality, by latest 18 February 2015.

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