Innovation Workshops


Friday, 25 June 2021





What is it all about?

Green Finance · Buildings · Technologies
New research results on finance, buildings and technology innovation

Energy efficiency ↔ Green recovery

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Conference Fees

The Innovation Workshops are free of charge.



25 June

Online only

Green Finance · Buildings · Technologies

Six workshops presenting the latest results from EU funded projects in the fields of green finance, sustainable buildings, renewable energy in industry and innovative technologies

(in English only)


09.00 - 11.00 Managing "active buildings" with Energy Performance Contracting

Organised in the context of the H2020 project AmBIENCe

  • Welcome and introduction
    Jesse Glicker, BPIE, Belgium
  • The Active Building Energy Performance Contract (AEPC) concept, methodology and tool
    Nilufar Neyestani, INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Value creation of the AEPC business model: actors and interactions
    Jean-François Marchand, ENERGINVEST, Belgium
  • Key lessons learned from pilot tests in Belgium and Portugal
    Ricardo Ramos, EDP CNET, Portugal
    Christophe Szpyt, Engie Solutions, Belgium

Chairperson: Jesse Glicker, BPIE, Belgium


09.00 - 11.00 Deep renovation of residential buildings made easy (4RinEU)

Organised in the context of the H2020 project 4RinEU

  • The 4RinEU building renovation approach
    Roberto Lollini, Eurac Research, Italy
  • Innovative solutions for deep energy renovation
    Riccardo Pinotti, Eurac Research, Italy
  • A rating tool to support decision making
    Adrian Werner, SINTEF, Norway
  • Interactive demonstration of the 4RinEU tool
    Adrian Werner, SINTEF, Norway
  • Discussion on further tool development
  • Examples of real-life applications:
    • Multi-family building in Norway
      Kari Thunshelle, SINTEF, Norway
    • Nursing home in the Netherlands
      Chiel Boonstra, Trecodome, NL

Chairperson: Roberto Lollini, Eurac Research, Italy


11.30 - 13.30 Public-backed financing schemes to leverage energy efficiency investments

Organised in the context of the H2020 project CitizEE

  • CitizEE and the implications of the EU Renovation Wave: a regulatory overview
    Maximilian Wimmer, SUER, Germany
  • CitizEE investment platforms and financing schemes
    • Using public financing instruments to leverage private finance
      Jean-François Marchand, ENERGINVEST, Belgium
    • Structured financial solutions using public and private funds
      Jean-François Marchand, ENERGINVEST, Belgium
  • Citizen financing schemes: status of pilot countries
    • Lithuania: lending arrangement & crowdfunding for PV
      Renata Adomaviciene / Asta Gladkauskiene, VIPA
    • Belgium: co-financing EPC for deep renovation in the education sector
      Barbara De Kezel, VEB, Belgium
    • Portugal: Loan Fund & crowdfunding for the community building sector
      Luis Couto, GO PARITY
    • Croatia: lending arrangement & crowdfunding for PV
      Velimir Segon, REGEA
  • Discussion and conclusions

Chairperson: Conny Weber, European Crowdfunding Network


11.30 - 13.30 Innovative "pay-for-performance" (P4P) business models for building renovation

Organised in the context of the H2020 project SENSEI

  • The SENSEI project
    Filippos Anagnostopoulos, IEECP, Belgium
  • Experience with P4P schemes from the US
    Marion Santini, RAP, Belgium
  • EU regulatory framework supporting P4P    
    Samuel David Lloyd Thomas, RAP, Belgium
  • Envisaged implementation of P4P in the EU
    Charles Bourgois, Factor4, Belgium
  • Quantifying the value of demand changes from energy efficiency
    Sotiris Papadelis, HEBES, Greece
  • Engaging with SENSEI – We need your expertise
    Emil Sigbrand, DBT, Denmark

Chairperson: Sotiris Papadelis, HEBES, Greece


14.00 - 16.30 Hybrid systems for industrial solar cooling

Organised in the context of the H2020 project HYCOOL

  • HYCOOL: project overview
    Silvia Jané, Veolia Serveis Catalunya, Spain
  • Hybrid heat pumps for industrial solar cooling applications
    Ursula Wittstadt, CSEM, Switzerland
  • Latent heat storage up to 400 °C for industrial applications
    Christoph Zauner, AIT, Austria
  • Solar steam generation for process heat & cooling
    Antoni Castells/Akshay Kumbhar, Ecotherm, Austria
  • Expert round table: industrial renewable heating & cooling programmes
    Pietro Menna, European Commission
    Pedro Dias, Solar Heat Europe
    Uli Jakob, Green Chiller, Germany
    Guglielmo Cioni, TVP Solar, Switzerland

Chairperson: Marco Calderoni, R2M Solution/RHC ETIP



14.00 - 17.00 Innovative renewable solutions for residential buildings

Organised in the context of the H2020 projects HYBUILD, SCORES and GEOFIT

  • Welcome and workshop overview
    Johann Emhofer, AIT, Austria
  • The HYBUILD project in a nutshell
    Miquel Morata Royes, COMSA, Spain
    Gabriel Zsembinszki, University of Lleida, Spain
  • HYBUILD: Key project results
    • DC bus controller solution for the heat pump market
      Nelson Koch, CSEM, Switzerland
    • Adsorption heat exchanger with high surface area
      André Große, Fahrenheit, Germany
  • The SCORES project in a nutshell
    Erwin Giling, TNO, The Netherlands
  • SCORES: Key project results
    • Heating with air heat pumps and PCM storage
      Luis Coelho, IPS, Portugal
    • PVT water-to-water heat pumps
      Clement Dumont, Heliopac, France
    • Chemical looping heat storage
      Pavol Bodis, TNO, The Netherlands
    • Building energy management system
      Hans Hennig, Siemens, The Netherlands
  • The GEOFIT project in a nutshell
    Thomas Messervey, R2M Solution, Italy
  • GEOFIT: Key project results
    • Designing geothermal heating and cooling projects
      Henk Witte, Groenholland, NL
    • Optimal heating and cooling technologies
      Qian Wang, Uponor, Finland
  • Discussion and conclusion

Chairperson: Johann Emhofer, AIT, Austria

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