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Seismic and energy retrofit of buildings

Side event within the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities

20 October 2020,  1 day

Venue: Online

Organizer: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

The event will present the pilot project ‘Integrated techniques for the seismic strengthening and energy efficiency of existing buildings’, which aims to support initiatives under the Green Deal (e.g. Renovation Wave) and make EU regions safe and resilient. This Pilot Project puts forward a holistic approach to improve simultaneously the seismic safety and energy efficiency of the European building stock. Earthquakes threaten a

large percentage of homes and public buildings across the EU. At the same time, inefficient energy consumption of outdated buildings is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot project's sustainable approach will combine renovation efforts that reduce building vulnerability to protect lives and will update the energy efficiency of ageing structures to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and tackle energy poverty. The Pilot Project directly supports several European Commission priorities including the Green Deal’s call for renovating in an energy and resource efficient way. It provides the technical background in support of the Renovation Wave initiative and an EU Action Plan to modernise the European building stock.

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