More efficient use of energy in urban environments
Buildings are the largest energy consumer in the Czech Republic and the European Union, with 40% of energy consumption, overtaking car transport and industrial consumption. It is precisely because of their energy intensity that buildings are key to tackling climate change and their renovation will significantly help to achieve climate neutrality. The announced accelerated renovation of buildings called the “Renovation Wave” is a new plan included under the Green Deal for Europe, which aims to renovate energy inefficient buildings by 2030.
Industry has a key role to play in efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The goal is a sustainable, innovative and competitive industry that will support green and digital transformation. Coherence between industrial, environmental, climate and energy policies is needed for the transition to carbon neutrality to be successful. Industrial modernisation will be strongly influenced by the green and digital transition and will be based mainly on green technologies. It is the development of green technologies that will fundamentally influence the shape of industrial transformation in the coming years.
The panel discussion will be attended by:
- Radka Vladyková, Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic
- Jan Pejter, Enviros – Renovation wave – what will be the modernization of buildings in the Czech Republic
- Miroslav Marada, ENESA/APES – Community energy – smart solutions for cities
- David Škorňa, Municipality of Kladno – Activities of the City of Kladno for increasing energy efficiency
- Andreas Piontek, European Investment Bank – ELENA – Renovations to be carried out using the EPC method – project for the Central Bohemia Region
- Jan Pavlík, Enviros – Modernization front as an opportunity for cities and municipalities
The moderator of the panel discussion will be Tomáš Janeba, President of ARI.