Change Romania with BUILD UPON
Galați, Ethos Cafe
11th of May, 2016
How to make “improving Romania” synonymous with “improving renovation”. This will address and enhance many of the problematic issues encountered so far,
such as building safety, poor quality of construction, lack of transparency, lack of general awareness and participation of all stakeholders into an integrative
process of co-designing an improved National Renovation Strategy.
Main Barrier to Be Addressed
Awareness Raising and Financial & Economic were identified by our consultation core group as key barriers and key opportunities. All types of buildings will be
addressed: residential to continue and improve the existing renovation process, public buildings to set examples of best practices and commercial, which already
have achieved higher standards of energy efficiency and sustainable renovation. In overcoming these barriers, we will also build upon our most popular financial
initiatives in recent years: Green Mortgages and Property Tax Reduction for green buildings. The focus on Awareness Raising will fit with the main topic of
“Changing Romania with Build Upon”.
Romanian Stakeholder Map ; Renowiki Database
National Energy Regulatory Authority – Department of Energy Efficiency; Parliament’s commissions representatives; Ministry of Environment; Ministry of
Regional Development; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Public Consultation; Municipalities and Cities ; End users and home owners associations; Professional
associations of architects, engineers, energy auditors; Universities and research institutions; Banks and financial institutions, Investors, Developers, Green
Solution Providers Energy companies, ESCOs, Media
Areas to be Addressed
We expect the creation of an “Ambition Statement” with a set of recommendations for the central government to improve the existing National Renovation
Strategy. Stakeholder participants’ dialogue and established ambitions will be recorded and utilized within subsequent workshops. Expert teachings and
World Cafe Dialogue Format will contribute to consolidate a constructive collaboration for the National Renovation Strategy and incubate new ideas for
achieving a better implementation through an improved National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. We also expect as a result of the collaborative policy
making, a better engagement of the end users as key stakeholders in the building renovation process.