Empowering Central and Eastern Europe through Energy Efficiency: navigating energy security, Fit for 55 and Rebuilding Ukraine - webinar

On January 17, the CEPI secretariat participated in the webinar organized by the C4E Forum ahead of the C4E Forum 2023, which will take place in Slovakia in May.
Speakers exchanged views about the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Energy Performance in Building Directive (recast) and the current situation in the CE region (Central and Eastern Europe). The importance of energy-efficient renovation of the existing building stock was underlined as a key tool not only to navigate the current global climate crisis but to also offer a boost to innovation and the economy. Focus was also put on the rebuilding process that will hopefully soon, at the end of the war, take place in Ukraine and which should make sure the reconstruction effort will not follow the old and inefficient patterns, but should also listen to the needs of the Ukrainian partners, while efficient and expert partnerships between Ukraine and the EU should be built now. This will be investigated in more detail at the C4E conference in May (information here).

Speakers of the event, moderated by Ms Katarína Nikodemová - Buildings for the Future, included: Mr Adiran Joice - Renovate Europe, MEP Mr Martin Hojsik, Ms Anne Weidenbach - European Commission, Mr Petr Holub - Buildings21, Mr Oliver Rapf - BPIE, Buildings Performance Institute.