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Towards Renewable Heating & Cooling: Replacement of Inefficient Systems in the Residential Sector

April 8 @ 13:30 - 16:00 UTC+1

About the workshop:

Half of Europe’s energy consumption is used for heating and cooling (H&C). However, two thirds of the heating systems installed in European buildings are inefficient.
In order to achieve climate neutrality, the decarbonisation of the space heating and cooling in residential sector is therefore essential.
The REPLACE project partners are pleased to invite you to the event “Towards Renewable Heating & Cooling: Replacement of Inefficient Systems in the Residential Sector” to present the key findings of the project and discuss the framework conditions for replacement, exchanging old conventional fossil fuel systems with renewable ones.
This event is an excellent opportunity to learn how the phase-out of fossil-based heating systems can be brought forward in the European agenda and to find out more about modern renewable technologies. The event will also provide the chance to engage with key policymakers, industry and end-users representatives on the potential and challenges of renewable H&C solutions in buildings. We invite you for discussions on how renewable energy at home can contribute to Europe’s energy transition, while empowering consumers in their energy choices.

Registration: please, register to the European Energy Efficiency Conference in order to have access to the REPLACE workshop (participation is free of charge by selecting the option “Innovation Workshops”)

About REPLACE – Making heating and cooling for European consumers efficient, economically resilient, clean and climate-friendly

The aim of the EU-funded REPLACE project is to motivate and support consumers in nine European countries to replace their old and inefficient heating systems with more environmentally friendly alternatives or to undertake simple renovation measures that reduce the overall energy consumption.
This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 847087.

About the European Energy Efficiency Conference

Energy efficiency – full speed ahead! is the focus of the next European Energy Efficiency Conference on 7-8 April 2022 in Wels/Austria, part of the international World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED). The 2022 edition of the event presents the far-reaching transformation of policies, technologies and markets for achieving the EU’s climate neutrality goals, and how to raise the pace of change. Learn and discuss how citizens and businesses can profit from this, how we can increase acceptance, trigger investments, and get things moving – full speed! More details: www.wsed.at


    • 13:30 – 13:40   Welcome and introduction (Herbert Tretter, Austrian Energy Agency Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies)
    • 13:40 – 13:55   Keynote presentation (Prof. dr. sc. Neven Duic, Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, FSB, University of Zagreb)
    • 13:55 – 14:10  About the project REPLACE – Policies and challenges for the residential H&C sector in Europe (Gašper Stegnar, Jožef Stefan Institute Energy Efficiency Centre)
    • 14:10 – 14:25 Renewable Heating & Cooling options and real-life stories from Europe (Benedetta Di Costanzo, WIP Renewable Energies)
    • 14:25 – 14:40  Demonstration of renovation calculation with the REPLACE Heating System Calculator (Herbert Tretter, Austrian Energy Agency)
    • 14:40 – 14:55  Coffee break
    • 14:55 – 15:50  Roundtable: Main challenges and drivers for the uptake of Renewable Heating & Cooling in South-Eastern and Central Europe
      • Panellists:
        • Samra Muratspahic, Enova Consultants and Engineers, BiH
        • Dražen Balić, Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (EIHP), HR
        • Angel Nikolaev, Black Sea Energy Research Centre (BSERC), BG
        • Emilija Mihajloska, SDEWES Centre, MK
        • Herbert Tretter, Austrian Energy Agency, AT
        • Ingo Ball, WIP Renewable Energies, DE
      • Moderator: Karina Knaus, Austrian Energy Agency, AT
    • 15:50 – 16:00 Conclusions and recommendations (Francisco Puente, Escan Energy Consulting)



April 8
13:30 - 16:00 UTC+1