New technologies and open data

Levers to achieve climate and energy goals

Monday 21st of January 2019

 2pm – 5pm

House of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Rue Guimard 7, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The ENERFUND consortium is very pleased to invite you to its final conference on how new technologies and open data can enhance ambition and implementation of climate and energy policies.

During the workshop, innovations and best practices will be discussed. A particular focus will be given to how open data can be used to foster investments in deep renovation of buildings, with a specific demonstration of the ENERFUND web platform. ENERFUND uses data from energy performance certificates to map buildings’ energy efficiency across 12 European countries, thus enabling easier identification of deep retrofit opportunities. It can also support local authorities in the design of their climate and energy plan. Other innovations from European projects will also be discussed along with their associated impacts.

The event will then delve into energy efficiency and climate financing trends, new models and issues as seen by leading financial institutions in Europe, and feature presentations from relevant policy makers. A final discussion with participants and panellists will finally be held to debate on the role of open data and new technologies in the completion of climate change and energy related goals, and on how to promote this role at the European level.




1.45pm-2pm: Welcoming of participants

2pm-2.10pm: Words of introduction, Alexandros Charalambides (Cyprus University of Technology, ENERFUND project coordinator)

2.10pm-2.25pm: Financing Energy Efficiency for Smart Buildings, Dimitrios Athanasiou – Amandine De Coster – Lacourt (European Commission) 

2.25pm-2.40pm: Mapping competences for Energy Renovation towards nZEB-levels, Horia Petran (The National Institute for Research and Development URBAN-INCERC)

2.40pm-2.55 pm: From data to information to knowledge, Daniele Antonucci (Senior researcher – EURAC research center, Institute of Renewable Energy)

2.55pm 3.10pm: Decentralized solutions and blockchain technology to the mainstream of the energy sector, Oriol Pujoldevall (Head of Business Development at the Energy Web Foundation)

3.10pm-3.50pm: Q&A session followed by coffee break and networking

3.50pm-4.05pm: EIT Climate-KIC project: Building Market briefs, Zeno Winkels (Building Technologies Accelerator-BTA, Climate KIC)

4.05pm-4.20pm: Open source mapping and planning tool for heating and cooling – Hotmaps experience, Lukas Kranzl (Senior Researcher, Technische Universität Wien)

4.20pm-4.35pm: ENERFUND – Track, filter, and compare buildings based on their energy efficiency ratings, Alexandros Charalambides (Cyprus University of Technology, ENERFUND project coordinator)

4.35pm-5pm: Q&A session

To learn more, please contact Dr Alexandros Charalambides, from the Cyprus University of Technology, Coordinator of ENERFUND ([email protected]) and Mr. Guillaume de Laboulaye, ENERGIES 2050, in charge of the practical organisation of the event ([email protected]).