Developing Positive Energy Districts in Europe: National Strengths and Weaknesses

As part of Housing Europe’s work for syn.ikia project on Sustainable Plus Energy Neighbourhoods, we are gathering a complete overview  of the current state of the existing legislation on PEDs/ZEDs in four different countries in Europe (Norway, Spain, Austria and the Netherlands) to validate their functionality.

Focus of the discussion
  • What is the existing policy framework in your country in the areas of district approach, energy efficiency, renewable energy, digital technology and affordable living, health and wellbeing?
  • Does it facilitate or prevent the development of PEDs/ZEDs?

Moderation by Julien Dijol, Policy Director at Housing Europe

14:20 – 14:30 | Login, connection

14:30 – 14:33 | Introduction with Julien Dijol, Housing Europe

14:33 – 14:43 | Positive Energy Districts in Europe and Renovation Wave – Océane Peiffer-Smadja, Policy Officer DG GROW, European Commission

14:43 – 14:46 | syn.ikia project: Sustainable Plus Energy Neighbourhoods – Clara Mafé, Housing Europe

14:47 – 15:25 | Positive/Zero Energy Districts national policy frameworks

  • Tore Johannesen – NBBL, Norway
  • Joan Estrada – INCASOL, Spain
  • Gerlinde Gutheil-Knopp-Kirchwald, GBV – Austria
  • Robin van Leijen, AEDES – Netherlands

15:25 – 15:35 | Debate and Q&A

15:35 – 15:45 | Conclusions with  Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General, Housing Europe



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‘Our Homes, Our Deal’ is Housing Europe’s initiative to benchmark the work done within the public, cooperative and social housing sector on building and renovating homes in an energy and resource-efficient way.

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