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Sustainable Buildings 2015

Assessing the potential of more efficient buildings 

Buildings accounts for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. By improving the energy efficiency of existing and non-existing buildings, the EU Commission estimates that total EU energy consumption could be reduced by 5% to 6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5% which would represent considerable improvement. As part of its Energy Strategy, the EU Commission has indeed set ambitious energy efficiency goals for 2020 and 2030, aiming at a 20% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels; and efficient buildings are part of this strategy.


At Belgian level, legislation is slowly increasing incentives for investing in cost-saving, energy efficient buildings. Although there is still work to be done, more and more projects are paving the way for a more sustainable landscape of infrastructures in Belgium. To meet these efficiency targets, Member States, capital cities, companies and local initiatives have a pivotal role to play in promoting investments in efficient and smarter buildings. The public sector as well as private companies need incentives to invest in greener and smarter buildings; but above all they need to have a clear overview of what to expect when shifting to greener alternatives.


To grasp the long-term advantages of investing in more efficient buildings Premier Cercle - together with BNP Paribas Fortis - organises Sustainable Buildings 2015 -  a thematic conference seeking to address  the use of smart technologies; internal and external investment barriers; business cases for sustainable buildings; energy performance targets; marketability of the products, as well as facility management and investments’ strategies.


Premier Cercle welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders interested in facility management,real estate;infrastructures management;investments and technology services.

Tuesday 17 November 2015
BNP Paribas Fortis Auditorium, Rue Royale 20, 1000 Brussels
Sebastian Moreno-Vacca
Riccardo Viaggi
European Builders Conferederation
Rodolphe Nicolle
KNAUF Insulation
Dominique Lechien
Baker & McKenzie
Oliver Rapf
Buildings Performance Institute Europe
Gwenole Cozigou
European Commission, DG GROW
Emmanuel Malfeyt
Jean-Baptiste Débonnaire
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