Date(s) - 01/03/2018
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Dublin Chamber of Commerce
On Thursday 1st March, the Irish Green Building Council in conjunction with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, will be hosting a half day conference exploring opportunities for creating a market for energy efficient mortgages in Ireland.
The event is being hosted as part of the ground-breaking Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan Initiative (EeMAP). The project is aiming to create an energy efficient mortgage offering better interest rates or additional capital in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to energy saving renovation work. This requires clear standardised guidelines on assessing, valuing and financing energy efficient mortgages.
A list of International organisations supporting this project is available here.
The event will be hosted in two parts.
09.00 Registration & Networking
09.30 Plenary Session: Building a market for green mortgages
Hear from Luca Bertalot Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation and Marion Jammet of the Irish Green Building Council about the project and progress so far, including work on existing energy efficient mortgages, valuation and energy efficiency, as well as building performance assessment criteria. The outcomes of detailed consumer insight research on the potential market for energy efficient mortgages will also be presented.
Luca Bertalot is Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), a market platform which acts as a catalyst and discussion forum and leads EU mortgage lenders and the covered bond community in discussions with the European Institutions and stakeholders in general on all issues relating to the retail and funding sides of the mortgage business. Luca is an expert in the financing of energy efficiency in buildings and is leading on the EMF-ECBC Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative.
- Luca Bertalot – Secretary General, European Mortgage Federation
- Laura Heuston, Director, Sustainable Nation
- TBC, SCSI
- Marion Jammet, Business Development Manager, Irish Green Building Council
10.30 Coffee Break
10.50 Workshop: Developing energy efficient mortgages in Ireland
This workshop will explore how building assessments can be used to enable a low energy home or renovation package to qualify for an energy efficient mortgage. The session will examine the draft proposals developed through the EeMAP project and discuss opportunities to pilot the approach in Ireland. The EeMAP project will enter a pilot phase in June 2018 and the workshop will directly inform how these pilots will operate.
12.45 Event ends – Light lunch served
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
If your organisation is interested to understand the potential business development opportunities that the role out of energy efficient mortgages could offer, and play an influential role in shaping this market, this event is for you. We welcome banks, valuers, energy companies, consultants, building assessors, architects, engineers, manufacturer, ESCOs and property owners.
The event will focus primarily on the residential renovation market, but also look at new build and commercial property.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 746205. The sole responsibility for the content of this material lies with the authors. It does not necessarily represent the views of the European Union, and neither EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use of this material.