WEBINAR - Designing deep renovation for the decarbonisation of the EU building stock

Designing deep renovation for the decarbonisation of the EU building stock

29th June | 14.30 – 16.00 PM CET time (13.30 – 15.00 PM BST)

The StepUP Project invites you to take part in a webinar conference on methodologies, processes and technologies covering every phase of the renovation process to make it more effective, by incorporating the stakeholder needs at the center.

In this webinar we will present solutions to address the European challenge of achieving the decarbonisation of existing buildings by 2050, in line with the Renovation Wave.

The project is developing affordable solutions and technologies aimed at transforming the energy renovation market and making the decarbonisation of existing buildings a reliable, attractive and sustainable investment.

Webinar topics:


14.30 – Welcome & Introduction

Giulia Barbano, StepUP project coordinator, Senior Project Manager, Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd

14.35 – Methodology for flexible and successful deep renovation interventions

Melinda Orova, Senior Consultant, ABUD 

14.43– The importance of Data Collection and building monitoring

Laia Cases, Researcher at Waste, Energy and Environmental Impact Unit, Eurecat 

14.51 – Plug & Play renovation technologies

Ester Caldana, Architect, Manni Group

Morten Veis Donnerup, CEO and co-founderSuntherm 

15.07 – Collecting specifications and technical aspects for a successful deep renovation

Anna Batallé, Researcher at Product Development Unit, Eurecat 

15.20 – Q&A


Giulia Barbano

StepUP coordinator, Senior Project Manager, IES Ltd

Giulia’s work is dedicated to bringing sustainable built environment research to market, policy, and the public. In the past 10+ years she has worked on several EU research projects as coordinator, manager and research leader, working at all scales from innovative materials to urban sustainability. She is the coordinator of the StepUP project.

Melinda Orova

Senior Consultant, ABUD

Melinda is a senior consultant at ABUD – Advanced Building and Urban Design in energy efficient building design, mainly involved in LEED and WELL building certification and R&D projects, but her work also includes Life Cycle Analysis for BREEAM projects. In StepUP, her main responsibility is the coordination and the development of the project’s deep renovation methodology. Furthermore, she coordinates the pilot building renovation processes in Hungary, Spain and Scotland. 

Laia Cases

Researcher at the Waste, Energy and Environmental Impact Unit, Eurecat

Graduated in Physics at the University of Barcelona (1999). Master in Engineering specializing in Thermal Energy at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona and the University of Barcelona (2007).  Since 2006, she works in innovative projects in Construction sector, and since 2012 she is technician in R & D of energy efficiency and environment-friendly projects in the Sustainability Unit of Eurecat. She has experience in European projects (IEE, H2020, Life) in the framework of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and projects related to energy efficiency in Construction sector. 

Ester Caldana

Architect, Manni Group

Ester Caldana in an architect graduated at Polytechnic of Milan, who works at Isopan technical department collaborating with numerous architecture and design firm to research, develop and implement the most suitable solutions for their needs.

Morten Veis Donnerup

CEO and co-founder, Suntherm

Morten Veis Donnerup, CEO and Co-founder of SUNTHERM, have been working with PCM based storage solutions for the past 7 years in SUNTHERM. Prior to founding SUNTHERM he has been working as the project manager in the electronics industry  for 15 years.

Anna Batalle

Researcher at Product Development Unit, Eurecat

Anna Batallé is an architect passionate about the impact and possibilities that new technological advancements can bring to the built environment and society. Anna holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Architecture and a Master’s in Robotics and Advanced Construction (Mrac) from IaaC (2020). After Mrac, Anna worked as a Researcher for Ceràmica Cumella, a ceramic company whose work has been used by architects such as Enric Miralles, Jean Nouvel, and Renzo Piano, targeting her work on the potential of robotic fabrication applied to ceramics manufacturing. After this experience, Anna is now a Researcher at Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia, currently working on several projects related to robotics and construction technologies that support the decarbonisation of building stocks.

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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