#EURegionsWeek

Effective home renovation programmes

Tue 20, October 2020
14:30 - 16:00 CET

There is a need for a holistic solution that places home renovation in the broader context of urban regeneration and clean energy transition. Several programmes featured in this session ensure that home renovation is inclusive and accessible to all by offering targeted support, special financing arrangements and grants to vulnerable groups. The role of the EU Recovery Funds in boosting home renovation in Europe will be discussed as well as the COVID-19 impact on the One-Stop-Shops.

Join us for an engaging session that will address the best practices in programme design, operations, financing models, marketing and outreach and scalability. Experts will bring valuable insights from several European projects, including EuroPACE, HIROSS4all, INNOVATE, and FITHOME. 

The session will address the following questions:
  • What is an effective home renovation program? What services does it entail? 
  • What are the key needs of European citizens when it comes to renovation? 
  • What role does financing play in home renovation? 
  • What role do One-Stop-Shop home renovation programs play in stimulating a green and fair recovery?
  • How does COVID-19 effect the home renovation and construction sectors? What innovations are needed in the sectors?
  •  How do EU Recovery funds meant to stimulate home renovation?
Kristina Klimovich, Head of Advisory and Consulting, GNE Finance, Netherlands.
Andoni Hidalgo, International Affairs Advisor - Basque Urban Agenda, EUROIKER, Spain.
Emilio Miguel Mitre, Director of International Relations, Green Building Council Espana (GBCe), Spain.
Eduard Puig MacLean, COO and Co-Founder, GNE Finance - EuroPACE project, Spain.
Francoise Réfabert, Co-Head, Energies Demain - INNOVATE Project, France.
Richard van Rooij, Co-Founder, De Woonpas - FITOME project, Netherlands.
20WS1009V
Workshop
Green Europe
Ente Vasco de la Energia/ Basque Country Energy Agency, Gne Finance
English (EN)

Session summary

There is a need for a holistic solution that places home renovation in the broader context of urban regeneration and clean energy transition. The session on Effective Home Renovation Programmes explored valuable insights from several European projects, including EuroPACE, HIROSS4all, INNOVATE, and FITHOME and stimulated an engaging discussion on different mechanisms being deployed in Europe to stimulate an uptake in home renovation. Several programmes featured in this Effective Home Renovation Programmes session are currently actively working to ensure that home renovation is inclusive and accessible to all by offering targeted support, special financing arrangements and grants to vulnerable groups. The role of the EU Recovery Funds in boosting home renovation in Europe was discussed, as well as the COVID-19 impact on the One-Stop-Shops.

Moderator:Kristina Klimovich, Head of Advisory and Consulting, GNE Finance, Netherlands.
Speakers:Andoni Hidalgo, International Affairs Advisor - Basque Urban Agenda, EUROIKER, Spain.
Emilio Miguel Mitre, Director of International Relations, Green Building Council Espana (GBCe), Spain.
Eduard Puig MacLean, COO and Co-Founder, GNE Finance - EuroPACE project, Spain.
Francoise Réfabert, Co-Head, Energies Demain - INNOVATE Project, France.
Richard van Rooij, Co-Founder, De Woonpas - FITOME project, Netherlands.

Take away message

Clearly, the European landscape needs tailored, holistic solutions that introduce homeowners to the benefits of home renovation. Programmes featured in the Effective Home Renovation Programmes session have been demonstrated to have had a clear positive impact already, paving the way for an effective Renovation Wave.