EUSEW 2012: Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Quizzing the Stakeholders

Date

13 Apr 2012

Sections

Energy

Test your understanding of energy efficiency in buildings at EuroACE’s live polling event!



EUSEW 2012: Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Quizzing the Stakeholders

Are you aware of how much energy is spent in buildings, and how much could be saved? Join EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, in an interactive live polling session at the Charlemagne building during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2012. Aimed at killing the myths that persist in the minds of stakeholders around energy efficiency in buildings, this interactive conference will directly involve its 120 participants through a series of questions, to which a selection of keynote speakers will provide answers in the shape of short presentations.

“Misconceptions in the eyes of stakeholders and decision-makers about energy efficiency in buildings are a major challenge”, explained Adrian Joyce, Secretary General of EuroACE. “This Live Polling event during EUSEW 2012 is a unique opportunity to bring together business members, policy-makers, financial institutions and key stakeholders in energy efficiency and to challenge their current understanding of energy efficiency in buildings, with the aim of highlighting the technological feasibility and real economic benefits of energy efficiency buildings.”

This interactive session will also display the jobs creation potential of energy efficiency in buildings, the cost effectiveness potential and the impact on energy imports.

Set to tackle the themes of financing energy efficiency and technology available to roll out energy efficient buildings, the event will culminate in the release of the results, in Washington and in Brussels, from the Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey by the Institute for Building Efficiency, conducted with hundreds of European facility managers on the priorities, market barriers and trends in energy management and investment.

Jennifer Layke, Director, Institute for Building Efficiency, said: "The Energy Efficiency Indicator survey offers a window into specific circumstances and conditions occurring in different countries. It offers insight into executives’ priorities, motivations and management approaches, as well as uncovering barriers that prevent organizations from implementing energy efficiency. The data helps engage a variety of stakeholders - ranging from business constituencies, energy agencies, financiers and policymakers - to benchmark practices and engage in a discussion about how to innovate and design more effective approaches to meet targets."

Are you ready to put your knowledge and understanding of energy efficiency to the test? Join the debate and stimulate action regarding the need to quickly ramp up to a high level of quality, extensive renovation of the EU building stock by participating in EuroACE’s live polling event on the afternoon of 21st June 2012 in the Charlemagne building.

Further information about the event available on www.euroace.org

Learn more about last year’s global survey on www.institutebe.com/Energy-Efficiency-Indicator.aspx?

Press contact:

Adrian Joyce (for EuroACE), Adrian.Joyce@euroace.org; +32 2 639 10 10

Kari Pfisterer (for EEI survey), Kari.B.Pfisterer@jci.com; +1 414 524 4017

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Note to Editors

EuroACE:

EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, is comprised of Europe’s leading companies involved with the manufacture, distribution and installation of energy saving goods and services. EuroACE members have a total turnover of about 140 billion Euros and employ around 172,000 people in Europe alone. The mission of EuroACE is to work together with the European institutions to help Europe move towards a more sustainable pattern of energy use in buildings, thereby contributing to Europe’s commitments on climate change, energy security and economic growth.

EuroACE members:

 Aereco

 BASF

 Danfoss

 Johnson Controls

 Kingspan Insulated Panels

 Knauf Insulation

 Philips Lighting

 Pilkington

 PU Europe

 Rockwool International

 Saint-Gobain Isover

 Solutia

 United Technologies

 URSA Insulation

 VELUX Group

For more information on EuroACE, please visit www.euroace.org

Renovate Europe Campaign:

Launched in 2011, the Renovate Europe Campaign is an initiative of EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Its headline objective is to reduce the energy demand of Europe’s building stock by 80% by 2050 as compared to 2005 levels.

Learn more about the campaign on www.renovate-europe.eu