On 11 November, I-HEROS was invited by the Horizon 2020 project ProRetro to co-host the conference block on energy-efficient building modernisation with One-Stop Shops at the EffizienzTagung in Hanover. With 25 participants, the learnings from the One-Stop-Shops in Toulouse, Hamburg, Wuppertal and Hanover were discussed and new interest in this topic was awakened in German cities.

The EffizienzTagung in Hanover had a conference block on energy-efficient building modernisation with One-Stop-Shops for the first time ever. The aim was to present the Horizon 2020 projects I-HEROS and ProRetro to a wide audience of professionals from all over Germany and neighbouring countries such as the netherlands and austria. The presentation on I-HEROS summarised the recommendations for the establishment and development of German One-Stop-Shops and presented special features of the Toulouse One-Stop-Shop that could be of interest to similar German services. From the Horizon 2020 project ProRetro, the opportunities and challenges in the development of One-Stop-Shops in Wuppertal and Hanover were presented.

The presentations were followed by questions from the audience. The following questions are an example of the topics that were touched in the lively discussion:

  • What advisory services do the One-Stop-Shops offer for companies?
  • How can private energy consultants benefit from the One-Stop-Shops or be integrated?
  • How useful is it for municipalities or their energy and climate protection agencies to join overarching networks in order to promote the topic of One-Stop-Shops?

The discussion also focused on the question of which approaches from the Toulouse One-Stop-Shop are particularly helpful for the German One-Stop-Shops. It was agreed that addressing the neighbourhoods and monitoring in combination with the use of digital tools such as Coach Copro would provide impulses for the challenges German One-Stop-Shops are currently facing.

The 15th EffizienzTagung klimaneutral Bauen+Modernisieren is a Germany-wide meeting of architects, energy consultants, planners, construction engineers and craftsmen and took place on 10 and 11 November at the Hannover Congress Centrum. The conference was also broadcast online. The programme ranged from building and neighbourhood planning to energy and heat supply, the reuse of building materials and climate-friendly mobility. The keynote speeches at the beginning and end of the conference looked beyond the horizon and categorised the situation in Germany from different perspectives.

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