Panel discussion with leading Irish experts on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which is part of the European Commission's “Fit for 55” proposals to deliver on the European Green Deal and the European Climate Law.
- environmental policy | green infrastructure | sustainable development
- Dublin 24, Ireland
- Technical University Dublin (Tallaght)001 Lecture Theatre, Blessington Road, Dublin 24, D24 FKT9, Ireland
The European Commission Representation in Ireland is hosting a panel discussion on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which is part of the Commission's “Fit for 55” proposals to deliver on the European Green Deal and the European Climate Law, with leading experts in the field. This discussion will focus on the challenges to achieve the 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation objectives, and how these may be addressed at national and EU level.
- Francis Noel Duffy TD, Green Party TD for Dublin South West
- John Burgess, Associate Director at Arup, Energy Management, Building Engineering
- Dr. Ciara Ahern, Senior Lecturer Building Engineering TU Dublin and Irish Building Stock Observatory co-founder and lead
The event will be moderated by Tim Hayes, Head of Communications, European Commission Representation in Ireland.
The event is free and anyone wishing to attend in person or virtually must register via the registration link above.
Light refreshments will be offered for those attending on-site and all attendees both online and in person will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with the panellists after the discussion.
The building sector is crucial for achieving the EU's energy and environmental goals. At the same time, better and more energy efficient buildings will improve the quality of citizens' lives and alleviate energy poverty while bringing additional benefits, such as health and better indoor comfort levels, green jobs, to the economy and society.
Buildings are one of the largest sources of energy consumption in Europe. Boosting their energy efficiency would cut emissions, tackle energy poverty, reduce people's vulnerability to energy prices and support the economic recovery and job creation.