WORKSHOP - Energy Performance Contracting in combination with innovative deep building renovation processes and technologies

Energy Performance Contracting in combination with innovative deep building renovation processes and technologies

29th June | 13.30–17.30 PM CEST
Brussels, Ibis Brussels City Centre. Rue Joseph Plateau No. 2

The StepUP Project invites you to a workshop to learn on how the innovative smartEPC model for building renovation, developed in Belgium, is being extended with some of the methodologies, processes and technologies covering every phase of the renovation process. As part of this Horizon2020 funded European project, project partners worked on making smartEPC based renovations even more effective, by incorporating the stakeholder needs at the center of the model.

The workshop will be held in English and is free of charge. The capacity is limited to 40 people, so do not delay in making your reservation.


About StepUP

The StepUP project is developing affordable solutions and technologies aimed at transforming the energy renovation market and making the decarbonization of existing buildings a reliable, attractive and sustainable investment. It has developed and tested a new process for deep energy renovation with fast design to operation feedback loops. This will reduce the performance gap and optimise investments, while scaling up promising Plug&Play technologies to minimise disruption, as well as maximising impact on energy, costs, and user comfort.

About smartEPC for deep renovation

smartEPC on the other hand, has a proven track record of being one of the most robust methods to design and implement Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) for large building renovations. Several StepUP partners, including Energinvest – developer of the smartEPC model, back in 2011 – have teamed together for the last 36 months to combine the StepUP processes and technologies with the smartEPC methodology to address performance-based deep renovation projects.


13:30 – 14:00 – Welcoming participants

14:00 – 14:30 – Introduction to the StepUP project and its underlying processes and technologies for Deep Energy Renovation
Amisha Panchal, Project Manager, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

14:30 – 15:00 – Introduction to smartEPC for Deep Energy Renovation
Lieven Vanstraelen, Senior Consultant, Energinvest

15:00 – 15:30 – StepUP/smartEPC integration framework
Lieven Vanstraelen, Senior Consultant, Energinvest

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30 – Showcase Hungarian StepUP pilot project
Melinda Orova, Senior Consultant, Advanced Building and Urban Design (ABUD)

16:30 – 16:50 – Showcase Belgian smartEPC project
Patrick De Visscher, Energy & Innovation Manager, Vinci Facilities

Joren Fastré, Team Manager, Sweco Belgium

16:50 – 17:20 – Q&A/Panel Debate, moderation by Miguel Casas, Senior Consultant, Energinvest

17:20 – 17:30 – Closing remarks

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 847053.

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