From commercial to residential: extending Energy Performance Contracts

Friday, Mar 18, 2022 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (WET)

Despite the large economic energy savings potential in the EU, the energy service companies market for residential buildings is much less developed than in other sectors. Energy Performance Contracting (EPCs) providers have been most active in the services and the public buildings sector, but very few work in the residential market. There are specific barriers which make a large-scale application of business models for the residential building particularly difficult. However, there are several opportunities and favorable conditions for the definition and deployment of innovative business models that can transform the residential energy markets.

Introduction to the event and to the projects (10 min)
Open discussion (1.20 h):

  • The market and regulatory framework (20 min)
  • The strategies to promote energy efficiency and reduce costs of the energy transition in the residential sector (20 min)
  • The emerging business models and actors (20 min)
  • The risks and opportunities (20 min)

Polls and Q&A session (20 min)
Conclusions (5 min)


Moderator: Iris Xhani

frESCO panelists: Leon Nielsen and Giannis Georgopoulos

SENSEI panelists: Filippos Anagnostopoulos, Charles-Henri Bourgois and Benedetto Grillone

AmBIENCe panelists: Lieven Vanstraelen and Annick Vastiau