This edition will focus on the role of energy efficiency in historical buildings, as a contribution to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). The adoption of a number of measures to improve energy efficiency in Europe, such as the revisions of the Energy Performance of Buildings and the Energy Efficiency Directive, require efforts in all market segments of the construction industry, including the historical houses and buildings promoted both at national and European levels along this special year. Construction SMEs and craftsmen are the key enablers of the sector, contributing to more than 70% of the EU building sector output and thus generating economic, social and environmental benefits for the whole EU economy. Investments in the European building stock require investments in energy consumption reduction methods, better awareness of digital tools facilitating retrofitting works, and continuous updating of VET schemes and training programmes to develop and preserve the skills required for the renovation of some historical buildings.
Our partners at BBRI and EURAC presented on the topic of 'Best practice for energy efficiency historical buildings'. For more information, please visit the EBC Annual Conference 2018 website.