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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Earthquakes threaten a large percentage of homes and public buildings across the EU. At the same time, inefficient energy consumption from these outdated buildings is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. A pilot project puts forward a holistic approach to improve simultaneously the seismic safety and energy efficiency of the European building stock.
Our sustainable approach will combine renovation efforts that reduce building vulnerability to protect lives and will update the energy efficiency of ageing structures to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and tackle energy poverty, while reducing the retrofit’s environmental impact.
The pilot project directly supports several European Commission priorities including the Green Deal’s call for renovating in an energy and resource efficient way. It provides technical background in support of the Renovation Wave initiative and an action plan to modernise the European building stock.
The workshop has the following objectives:
|16 November 2020||
|17 November 2020||Overview and classification of technologies for seismic strengthening and energy upgrading of existing buildings|
|18 November 2020||Analysis of technologies for combined upgrading of existing buildings|
|19 November 2020||
Methodologies for assessing the combined effect of upgrading
The workshop will be held online using Zoom. Registered participants will receive the details.