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EPOC project Workshop: The role of buildings in the future energy system - 22 October 2019

EPOC project Workshop: The role of buildings in the future energy system - 22 October 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - Aug 14, 2019

Belgian buildings consume yearly 147TWh*  and are responsible for 24Mton**  of CO2 emissions, a fifth of the total Belgian greenhouse gas emissions. They offer a huge potential of energy savings and energy supply which can shift towards low carbon sources. In long-term national energy- and climate plans, one cannot consider buildings and renovation measures as a standalone given in the future energy system.

Cross-sectoral factors need to be considered as well, such as the possibility of district heating, the electricity prices that determine the viability of a heat pump, and a deep electrification of mobility and heating which impacts the entire energy system. These types of questions are tackled within the EPOC project, a research project funded by the FOD economy that is combining the energy modelling expertise of 14 Belgian partners to calculate long-term energy scenarios for Belgium.

In this workshop a co-organization of the SRBE/KBVE and the EPOC project wants to go deeper into the following questions:

  • Concrete experiences in the building sector: How can they feed into energy system models?
  • What is the role of different authorities and stakeholders in decarbonization of the building sector , and what are efficient policy instruments?

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Thermotechnisch instituut, Kateelpark Arenberg 41, Heverlee.

For details about the programme, presentations and practical details see the EPOC project website.