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Second day (3 July):

Smart buildings and savings: A new opportunity for growth of the construction sector

First panel: Public and private buildings in the constellation of energy upgrading

Topics: The rising business opportunity in view of the necessary improvement of the public sector buildings (ministries, public services, hospitals, schools, municipal buildings, etc.). The new EU legislation to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2020 in public buildings, the expected save resources and objectives. The active state involvement in the forthcoming gradual renovation of 35,000 registered public buildings, the cost and how it can be covered. Private business and tourist buildings (office buildings, shopping centers, hotels) in search of the best ways to upgrade energy and finance. The utilization of the NSRF, the experience of the financing of similar projects in other countries. International funding models of building’s energy upgrades. The successful examples and projects of local government for the energy upgrade of its buildings. The proposals of Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE). Promoting public-private partnerships for the development of small local energy investments.

Second panel: The emerging market for energy services

Topics: The new institutional framework for ESCO’s, based on the Ministerial Decree of June 2011. The ESCO registry function and the website www.escoregistry.gr . The growing new market for energy services. The catalytic role of ESCOs and raising financing. The installation and operation of an integrated energy management system, energy performance contracts of long duration, between ESCO and final consumer and the legal loopholes. Energy performance contracts (performance contracting) and funding of third parties (third party financing) for energy projects. The different types of financial contracts: The participation contract in savings (shared savings). The guaranteed savings contract (guaranteed savings). The experience and know-how transfer from other countries.

Third panel: “Energy Efficiency at Residential Buildings” Program. Conclusions and proposals. The energy standards, the energy inspector, the training.

Topics: The program “Energy Efficiency at Residential Buildings” and the implementation conclusions. The specific energy services: The energy inspector and special training. The role of Certificates of Energy Performance (CEPs). The rating of buildings in nine energy classes. The importance of certificates in real estate. The implementation of zero energy consumption standards, the necessary investment and the financing opportunities. The added value from the energy performance certificate for the home, the implementation of the Passive building standard, saving energy for cooling and heating.

Fourth panel: Energy materials, applications and equipment that contribute to improve energy efficiency.