National Supporting Partner of the Campaign:
The partners that launched the Renovate Belgium campaign are mainly Belgian affiliates of Renovate Europe members and producers energy efficient building materials active on the Belgian market. They share the ambition to help achieve the societal challenges of carbon emission reductions, job creation and energy security by offering energy saving materials to drastically reduce energy consumption in buildings. Energy efficiency is key since buildings have the biggest role to play as they consume around 40% of energy than any other sector. The realistic potential for energy savings in buildings is huge and is the kick-starter for economic recovery after the economic crisis.
In parallel to the work of Renovate Europe at EU-level, the Renovate Belgium 2014 Campaign focuses on the Belgian level. The 2014 elections for the European Parliament coincided with the Belgian federal and regional parliamentary elections offering an excellent opportunity to call for action,Velux, Isover, Eternit, Knauf, STO, Rockwool and AGC, supported by the associations Essenscia (chemical industry), Federplast (plastic and rubber products) and the Confederation for the Construction industry joined forces and jointly drafted a vision statement(see below) addressing the Belgian federal, regional and local level.
The renovation policy the Campaign calls for envisages concrete measures that stimulates economic recovery and jobs, supports SMEs, puts an end to energy poverty, benefits public finances, improves the quality of life in buildings, reduces air pollution and CO2 emissions and finally the energy dependency of our country by limiting our energy needs.
Members of Renovate Belgium:
Other Examples of Renovate Europe Actions in Belgium:
RENOVATE BELGIUM 2014 DINNER – 10th December
On the 10th of December, RenovateBelgium2014 held a dinner in Brussels in presence of personalities like Vincent Detemmerman, Belgian Building Federation, Oliver Rapf, Executive Director of BPIE, Antonio Paparella, EU Commission, DG ENTR, and Adrian Joyce, REC Director who gave keynote speeches on the current situation of the Belgian construction sector, on incentive schemes for renovation, fuel poverty and on EU efforts to support Members States in the development of energy renovation programs throughout Europe.