Breakfast debate: The Human Dimension of Energy Efficiency vol.1

May. 27, 2016 | on 14 June, at the EU Parliament

We are pleased to invite you to a breakfast debate hosted by Bendt Bendtsen, MEP of the EPP Group and member of the ITRE Committee. This is the first event in a sequel on consumer engagement and on the important role of consumers in the European energy transition. It is jointly organised by EHPA and eu.bac.

Purchasing decisions can be influenced so that consumers opt for more energy efficient products. Examples from the academic perspective, industry and small-medium enterprises will be discussed so as to show what are the challenges and how they can be overcome so that we successfully bring consumers on board for increasing energy efficiency in buildings. 

Register here

When: 14 June, 08.00 to 09.30am

RSVP before 05 June

Where: at the European Parliament 


07h50   Registration desk opens 

08h00 Welcome and introduction by Bendt Bendtsen MEP, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), President of SME Europe

08h05   The Human dimension Of Energy Efficiency: Why is this Important? By Thomas Nowak, Secretary General Of the European Heat Pump Association

08h10 Heating and Cooling Strategy: What does it mean for Europe, Claudia Canevari, Deputy Head of unit Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, EU Commission

08h20    Influencing Consumer Purchasing Decisions in Favour of Low Carbon Heat by Dr. Stephen Worrall, EON

08h35    Stimulating Curiosity Through Benefits, Creating Connections Between Technologies and Sharing Experiences by Luca Gorno, Daikin Italy 

08h45    The Views of Construction SMEs and Installers by Riccardo Viaggi, European Builders Confederation EBC

08h55   Discussion

09h25    Conclusion by Elisabetta Gardini MEP, Committee on the Environment, Public , Health and Food Safety (ENVI),  Vice President of SME Europe


09h30    End of The Meeting

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