Belgian buildings consume yearly 147TWh* and are responsible for 24Mton** of CO2 emissions, a fifth of the total Belgian greenhouse gas emissions. They offer a huge potential of energy savings and energy supply which can shift towards low carbon sources. In long-term national energy- and climate plans, one cannot consider buildings and renovation measures as a standalone given in the future energy system.
Cross-sectoral factors need to be considered as well, such as the possibility of district heating, the electricity prices that determine the viability of a heat pump, and a deep electrification of mobility and heating which impacts the entire energy system. These types of questions are tackled within the EPOC project, a research project funded by the FOD economy that is combining the energy modelling expertise of 14 Belgian partners to calculate long-term energy scenarios for Belgium.
In this workshop a co-organization of the SRBE/KBVE and the EPOC project wants to go deeper into the following questions:
- Concrete experiences in the building sector: How can they feed into energy system models?
- What is the role of different authorities and stakeholders in decarbonization of the building sector , and what are efficient policy instruments?
Programme and presentations
17:45 Welcome with coffee and sandwiches
- Welcome by KBVE
- Introduction by EPOC
- Roel Vermeiren (Vlaams Energie Agentschap – Flemish Energy Agency)
Draft Flemish Energy Action Plan; policies and ambitions for the building sector
- Johan Van Dessel + Jeroen van der Veken (WTCB – CSTC – BBRI)
The role of (renovated) buildings in the future energy system
- Katrien Rycken (Leuven 2030)
Experiences from the city of Leuven
- Menno Janssen (Noven)
Sustainable energy in buildings
- Charlotte Van de Water (Agoria)
The vision of Agoria on renovation and EPB regulation
- Interactive Q&A session
20:30 networking reception
Regular Price: 60€
Master or PhD Student: Free
22 October 2019
Kasteelpark Arenberg 41
The registration is final after payment of the registration fee (except for free registrations)
* Source https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/eu-buildings-database#
** Source: EEA