Solutions for renovation: Join a virtual tour at Factory Zero on 29 September 2020

| How to achieve 10.000 renovations per day in Europe

An implementation agenda for industrial style building renovation 


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Most of today’s buildings will still be standing in 2050. Transforming an existing building to zero-emission and even plus energy standards is a big challenge for existing residential or commercial buildings.  It requires innovative approaches to reach the required number of renovated buildings per year and it requires an industrial approach to make this quick, easy, and cost-efficient. Easy solutions will bring in easy finance. 

All these issues need to be addressed within the upcoming renovation wave strategy. Since construction does not materialize overnight, timing and early deployment require working examples for replication. 

Factory Zero in Tiel, Netherlands, close to Rotterdam, is such an example. It was built as an answer to the lack of pre-fabricated, integrated components for the renovation of existing buildings. Today it can provide 100 integrated energy and climate modules per month. Assuming approximately 100 million buildings in Europe that are up for renovation, we need about 100 times this capacity per day, if we want to make them all subject to industrialised energy renovation. 

We are inviting you to visit Factory Zero with us virtually and to discuss, what is already going well and which obstacles still exist, that limit us from doing more than 10 000 renovations per day in Europe – a challenge that would bring employment and prosperity to the continent.


The event will take place virtually on 29 September from 10.15 to 12.00pm. 


10:15 Welcome and setting the scene: Why industrial style renovation? Thomas Nowak, EHPA 

10:20  Why electrification and low temperature heating is what the EU should fully focus on for buildings, Ron van Erck, Energiesprong

10:40 Introduction and guided tour through the factory: Jasper van den MunckhofFactory Zero 

11:10 An EU project focusing on renovation: Serena Scotton, Heat4Cool

11:20 The renovation challenge from a policy perspective: how can we efficiently electrify 40% of Europe’s building stock by 2030 

  • Karlis Goldstein, Cabinet Commissioner Kadri Simson
  • Julien Dijol,  Housing Europe

Moderation: Ermenegilda Boccabella,  Energy Practice Lead, Global Counsel 

11:45 Live questions from the audience 

12:00 End of event 


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Participation is for free

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723925 (Heat4Cool).