After San Franciso and Shanghai, the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Laboratory is now coming to Warsaw.
Hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), together with the members and partners* of its Energy Efficiency in Buildings market transformation initiative (EEB 2.0), this deep-dive workshop will take place on June 10-12.
During 3 days, a committee of experts made up of representatives from the WBCSD and its partners will dialogue with building market stakeholders including developers, investors, designers, engineering firms, facility operators, users and corporate tenants.
The discussions will aim at defining the business case for investing in energy efficiency in buildings (EEB) for each stakeholder of the building value chain – from the architects to the building users.
A series of roundtables will also specifically address the issues of integrating EEB in valuation practices; the social co-benefits of EEB as well as financing an energy efficient building stock in Poland.
The committee of experts will analyze the outcome of the discussions, diagnose the key barriers to energy efficiency and make recommendations on how to overcome these barriers. The results will be shared during a high level plenary on June 12 in partnership with The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders’ Group.
The objective of the EEB Laboratory is to deliver on an action plan for achieving market transformation with a set of clear stakeholders’ commitments.
“In European Union, 40% of energy is used by buildings. It is our responsibility to search for solutions that will reduce this number. The Energy Efficiency Laboratory in Poland can help the country to achieve the goals set by the European Union. By the end of 2020, every new building should be rated as a nearly-zero energy building”, says Katarzyna Zawodna, President of Skanska Property Poland.
* Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), Construction Marketing Group (CMG), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Institute of Environmental Economics (IEE), National Energy Conservation Agency (NAPE), Responsible Business Forum Poland (FOB), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Urban Land Institute (ULI), UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI), WBCSD and its member companies (ArcelorMittal, GDF SUEZ, Lafarge, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Skanska, UTC), as well as the World Green Building Council (WGBC).