What is beyond energy efficiency? Hidden value of Plus Energy Buildings and Sustainable Positive Energy Neighborhoods

The sister projects syn.ikia, Cultural-E, and EXCESS organise the workshop ‘What is beyond energy efficiency? The overlooked values of Sustainable Plus Energy Buildings and Neighbourhoods’ in the framework of the EU Week of Regions and Cities.

This event aims to raise awareness on the multiple benefits of sustainable Plus Energy buildings (PEBs) and neighbourhoods (SPENs). We will provide evidence of the importance of a multiple benefits approach to support decision making of investors and policy makers. Through a workshop session we will collect policy makers needs and discuss how to ensure wide application of methodologies for the quantification and monetisation of multiple benefits for plus energy buildings and neighbourhoods.

The event takes place on 11 October from 11 am to 1 pm at the NTNU Brussels Office.

Reserve your spot here. The event is free of charge but places are limited.



11:00 – 11:10. Welcome by Project Coordinator of syn.ikia Niki Gaitani, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

11:10 – 11:25. Identifying and quantifying the value of multiple benefits of SPENs for decision makers. Sheikh Zuhaib, Building Performance Institue Europe

11:25 – 11:35. Effective communication towards different stakeholders: Using multiple benefits of PEBs as a trigger for energy efficiency. Wilmer Pasut, University Ca Foscari – Venice

11:35 – 11:45. From multiple benefits to effective policy making: Policy recommendations. Joaquin Villar, Andalusian Energy Agency

11:45 – 12:30. Discussion:

  • Policy makers needs: What is still missing? Which benefits are compelling to policy makers?
  • How can methodologies for the quantification and monetisation of multiple benefits of SPENs and PEB be aligned? How to ensure their wide application?
  • What are the actions needed to develop the market?
  • How are multiple benefits currently considered in the policies?

12:30 – 12:40. Wrap-up

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