AmBIENCe Final Conference
Double Tree Hotel, Brussels | Online

May 12, 2022, 8:30am – 12:30pm (CET)

In the last three years, the AmBIENCe project worked on extending the concept of Energy Performance Contracting to Active Buildings and making it available and attractive to a wider range of buildings. In its final conference, AmBIENCe will present the new concepts and business models for performance guarantees of Active Buildings and discuss implementation and future trends in the EU. 

The first session will focus on how the energy performance contracting and the active elements introduced by AmBIENCe fit into the current EU framework. We will also discuss the current status of the regulations in the four focus countries of the project (Italy, Spain, Belgium and Portugal) and give recommendations on the future deployment of the Active building energy performance contracts in the EU. 

The second session will instead focus on the practical implementation of the Active building energy performance contracts, with lessons learned from the AmBIENCe pilots in Belgium and Portugal and best practices from the EU. We will also discuss further future trends and exploitation in a panel discussion putting together different experts in the field. 


Session 1

Introduction to AEPC and AmBIENCe
Armin Mayer, ep group

8:30Welcome coffee
9:00 - 9:05Welcome and intro from the moderatorArmin Mayer, ep group
9:05 - 9:20Welcome and introduction on AmBIENCe and AEPCAnnick Vastiau, VITO
9:20 - 9:35Energy performance contracts in the current EU policy frameworkCarlos Sanchez Rivero, European Commission
9:35 - 09:55AEPC regulation and actorsValeria Palladino, ENEA
9:55 - 10:10Policy recommendations on the way forwardJesse Glicker, BPIE
10:10 - 10:30Q&A
10:30Coffee break

Session 2

The AmBIENCe experience and the way forward
Armin Mayer, ep group



10:45 - 11:00Business models and AEPC contractLieven Vanstraelen, EnergyInvest
11:00 - 11:30The AEPC into practice: AmBIENCe pilots in BE and PTLieven Vanstraelen, EnergyInvest
Claire Harvey, EDP
11:30 - 11:45Other best practice and future trends for EnPCsVolker Dragon, Chair of eu.esco and Senior Manager Industry Affairs Siemens
11:45 - 12:40Panel discussionLieven Vanstraelen, EnergyInvest
Chris Caerts, VITO
Claire Harvey, EDP
Gregory Tilte, Equans Belgium Luxembourg
Volker Dragon, eu.esco
Sofia Tavares, EDP Commercial
12:40- 12:45ConclusionsAnnick Vastiau, VITO
12:45Lunch and Networking