Are we rich enough to waste for long? Challenges of renewing the Hungarian housing stock

Ideje: 2018-02-06 - 2018-02-06
Helye: MagNet Közösségi Ház, Hamvas terem (1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 98.) térkép

 

Hungary, in recent years, has had the highest energy import-to-GDP ratio in the European Union. Decreasing energy intensity and energy dependence, as well as energy consumption is in the strategic interest of the country. The biggest energy saving potential is in the buildings. Encouraging energy efficiency would be a real breakthrough for the Hungarian economy, since Hungary has:

 

  • 3 million energetically obsolete residential properties, of which 450 thousand are prefabricated multi-family apartment blocks built in the 1970s-80s
  • 920 thousand households wishing to energetically refurbish their homes,
  • an estimated HUF 1200 billion market potential expected to be exploited, only in the following 5 years.

Therefore it is vital to discuss the effects of energy efficiency projects that increase economic activity and competitiveness, create jobs and reduce costs. Within this MEHI event we aim to inform the Hungarian decision makers, professionals from the energy field and building sector, and public servants and seek answers to questions about

  • the financial, technical, legal and social tasks, which need to be faced when targeting the refurbishment of the building stock,
  • what drivers and obstacles affect building and refurbishment projects,
  • whether it is true that only state grants keep the building industry and the market of apartments moving,
  • how stricter energy performance requirements affect new constructions,
  • what is the role and importance of the energy performance classification of buildings in refurbishment decisions, and of course
  • presenting ’Energiesprong’ in Hungary for the first time.

Within this MEHI event we aim to seek answers to questions about the financial, technical, legal and social tasks, which need to be faced when targeting the refurbishment of the building stock. 

The event is organised with the assistance of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, H.E. René van Hell, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will open this conference. Alain Nadeau, Head of EIB Office and Zsolt Füleky Deputy State Secretary have already accepted the invitation. The event will focus on the challenges related to the renewal of the Hungarian residential building sector.

Venue: MagNet Közösségi Ház, Hamvas terem (1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 98.)

9:00 - 16:00 (registration open from 8.30 a.m.)

Registration fee: HUF 15,000 + VAT.

Free entrance for students. 10% discount from the entrance fee in case of 2 or more registrations from the same organisation.

 

 

We reserve the right to change the program!