Workshop | Overlooked potential for energy efficiency: Greening Europe’s spiritual cultural heritage

Workshop | Overlooked potential for energy efficiency: Greening Europe’s spiritual cultural heritage

An official event of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022

Europe is home to some 500,000 religious heritage buildings, many of which are indispensable when it comes to providing social services and community functions. While many historic buildings face unique challenges when it comes to improving their energetic performance, there are also innovative concepts that can be used to unlock their potential to make a positive contribution to cutting CO2 emissions in their regions. This workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with greening Europe’s spiritual cultural heritage sites.

This event has been organised in partnership with the Brussels Office of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) and is an official event of the European Week of Regions and Cities that will take place in Brussels on the 10th, 12th and 13th of October 2022.

Agenda

11:30 Welcome

11:40 Keynote: 

  • Nigel Walter, Specialist Conservation Architect 

11:55 Video testimonials from exemplary projects:

  • Parish Barn, Rostock, Germany
  • Energy efficient heating in Churches (ETiK), Germany
  • Insulation, heating and net carbon zero, Church of England, United Kingdom

12:10 Reactions to the impulse / videos and discussion between 3 panelists.

  • Nigel Walter, Specialist Conservation Architect
  • Borislava Woodford, New European Bauhaus, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Dr. Benjamin Held, Head of Unit “Sustainable Development”, Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (FEST)
  • Moderation: Jordi Mallarach, Future for Religious Heritage / Ulrike Truderung, EKD

12:30 Q&A with the audience

How to register

Registration for this workshop must be made through the European Week of Regions and Cities‘ official platform. You will need to create an account first. Once you are logged in, you will need to click on “Add to my schedule” in our event’s page to complete your registration.

 

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