The Role of Buildings in the Future Energy System

October 22, 2019 / Heverlee, BE

Belgian buildings consume yearly 147TWh*  and are responsible for 24Mton**  of CO2 emissions, a fifth of the total Belgian greenhouse gas emissions. They offer a huge potential of energy savings and energy supply which can shift towards low carbon sources. In long-term national energy- and climate plans, one cannot consider buildings and renovation measures as a standalone given in the future energy system.

Cross-sectoral factors need to be considered as well, such as the possibility of district heating, the electricity prices that determine the viability of a heat pump, and a deep electrification of mobility and heating which impacts the entire energy system. These types of questions are tackled within the EPOC project, a research project funded by the FOD economy that is combining the energy modelling expertise of 14 Belgian partners including imec to calculate long-term energy scenarios for Belgium.

In this workshop a co-organization of the SRBE/KBVE and the EPOC project wants to go deeper into the challenge of decarbonization of buildings, and discuss effective policies to reach this ambition.

Programme and presentations

  • 17:45 Welcome with coffee and sandwiches
  • 18:30 Presentations
    • Welcome by KBVE
    • Introduction by EPOC
    • Draft Flemish Energy Action Plan; policies and ambitions for the building sector
      Roel Vermeiren (Vlaams Energie Agentschap – Flemish Energy Agency)
    • The role of (renovated) buildings in the future energy system
      Johan Van Dessel + Jeroen van der Veken (WTCB – CSTC – BBRI)
    • Experiences from the city of Leuven
      Katrien Rycken (Leuven 2030)
    • Sustainable energy in buildings
      Menno Janssen (Noven)
    • The vision of Agoria on renovation and EPB regulation
      Charlotte Van de Water (Agoria)
    • Data and modelling tools for assessing building stock energy performance and retrofit scenarios
      Charles-Henri Bourgois (EnergyVille/VITO)
    • Interactive Q&A session
  • 20:30 Networking reception

Practical details

Price
Regular Price: 60€
KBVE member: 40€
Master or PhD Student: Free

Date
22 October 2019

Location
Thermotechnisch Instituut 
Kasteelpark Arenberg 41
3001 Heverlee
Belgium

The registration is final after payment of the registration fee (except for free registrations)
 

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