EuroACE “Quizzing the Stakeholders” on renovating buildings to meet EU goals

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EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, represents fourteen European leading companies involved with the manufacture, the distribution and installation of a variety of energy saving goods and services. The EuroACE member companies employ over 300 000 people and have over 770 production facilities and office locations in the EU. EuroACE works together with the European institutions to help Europe move towards an efficient use of energy in buildings, thereby contributing to the EU’s commitments on carbon emissions reductions, job creation and energy security.

On 17 June, EuroACE organised, together with the VELUX Group, its 4th edition of the “Quizzing the Stakeholders” event, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week. This year, the session focused on how building renovation could help to fulfill the EU Energy Union goals, by delivering multiple benefits to the citizens, the companies and the national governments.

Moderated by EURACTIV journalist James Crisp, the EuroACE / VELUX “Quizzing the Stakeholders” event was a success, with more than 120 participants. The original format of this conference, where every attendant can actively take part through quizzing questions, was highly appreciated, although it has put the stakeholders’ knowledge into question. In fact, a majority of respondents got the facts right only on half of the questions, and they were just a bit more than 50% to have the right answer on only two questions!

This conference was an opportunity to show how building renovation could help the EU to achieve its Energy Union targets, by delivering multiple benefits to the citizens, the companies and the governments. As a matter of fact, more energy efficient buildings could help decrease the EU energy dependence, create local jobs, improve health & comfort, decrease energy bills, and increase energy savings. The session also touched upon the opportunities for the financial sector to invest in energy efficiency in buildings.

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