Canada-EU exchange - Achieving energy efficiency in buildings and housings

Can the European Union and Canada learn from each other in achieving a sustainable recovery from the pandemic? As a matter of fact, both parties have committed themselves to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. A commitment reaffirmed during a meeting between the EU Commission and Natural Resources Canada in March 2020. More recently, the EU and Canada have become more dedicated to promoting energy-efficient solutions, tackling climate change, and respecting the Paris Agreement. Therefore, they are partnering up to promote and exchange best practices on key topics related to the green transition.

In this new webinar series hosted by the Building Performance Institute Europe, solutions for sustainable renovations in the building and housing sector will be dissected and discussed. During each session, officials from Canada and the European Union will present and share their solutions and plans. The series is composed of five webinars running monthly from March until July 2021. Each webinar will cover a specific topic, during which officials from the EU and Canada will share political agenda, implementation, best practices and innovation from their respective countries.

On the Agenda:

  • Webinar 1: Investing in a climate-neutral recovery – Financing  mechanisms and initiatives supporting recovery and building renovation in the EU and Canada (March 9th, 2021 – confirmed)
  • Webinar 2: Pathways to 2050: Deep-dive into policy strategies to boost building renovation– The Renovation Wave and the role of the Long-term renovation strategies for reaching a decarbonized building stock by 2050 (April 20th, 2021 – confirmed)
  • Webinar 3: Supporting local action – How governments can help businesses and public authorities make informed investment decisions; Tools and solutions for local authorities to trigger renovation (May 11th, 2021 – TBD)
  • Webinar 4: Innovative financing and business models – Innovative commercial offerings to accelerate the transition to low-carbon buildings (June 15th, 2021 – TBD)
  • Webinar 5: Data management: Canada and the EU’s use of carbon metrics in programming, lessons learned (July 13th – TBD)

Register for the first Webinar happening on March 9.

For more information, visit the website of BPIE.