[Webinar] District heating and deep retrofits of buildings: competing or synergetic strategies for the implementation of the Efficiency First principle?

30 Mar 2022 14:00
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March 30th – 2:00 – 3:00pm CET


The current high energy costs will increase the number of people who cannot afford to heat their homes sufficiently and aggravate energy poverty in the EU. Predicting fuel prices poses a major problem due to their price volatility and the influence of many factors such as technological development, long-term strategies, policies, political conflicts, wars, and so on. Can investment in buildings’ envelope energy efficiency measures and connecting more buildings to district heating act as a safeguard against such high future prices and reduce the risk of energy poverty?

In this webinar we will discuss the compatibility of district heating networks with deep retrofits of buildings under various European climate conditions and city typologies. For the analysis we modelled three scenarios with varying buildings refurbishment rates for the cities of Karlsruhe (Germany), Milan (Italy), Budapest (Hungary), Warsaw (Poland), and Helsinki (Finland).

Speaker: Eftim Popovski, IREES