After Bologna and Paris, the last stop of the BUILDINTEREST project Roadshow took place in Amsterdam on 19 April 2018 at the big RAI Conference Centre within the framework of the Building Holland fair.
The event organized by the Dutch BUILDINTEREST financing platform Green Build Invest Initiative (GBI), in collaboration with the Duurzaam Gebouwd consortium, examined the theme of financial innovation in support to energy efficiency in buildings through the lens of valuation of sustainability and risk perception in real estate investments.
The full day programme was structured in two main sessions.
The morning conference part, as in the previous editions of the Roadshow, highlighted the BUILDINTEREST project and the results and work carried out by the three platforms: GBI, BUILD LAB and EuroQuity, showing participants the current situation, trends and possible solutions of financing of energy efficiency in buildings.
Keynote speeches made during that time by representatives from EASME, EEFIG and Dynamis Taxaties gave valuable insight on:
- the latest funding opportunities within the European area,
- the latest developments in the green transition of the real estate sector,
- the important factors of valuation of sustainability in buildings,
- de-risking initiatives for investments launched at European level and perspectives and opportunities for collaboration between organizations working on financial innovations in support for the building redevelopment projects
The afternoon programme gave space and opportunity for the audience to actively participate in two parallel interactive sessions. The first session, moderated by the EEFIG with the participation of financial giants ING, ABN AMRO and Rabobank, explored the roads on how make sustainability a key parameter also in real estate appraisals and push a cultural transition in the sector.
The second session, coordinated in accordance with BPI France oriented companies to the public and private financing instruments available for developing their business models, as well as on matchmaking options between companies and investors – a further tool to support the innovation of the sector and facilitate the market entry of cutting-edge products and services.
- Christophe MILIN, EASME – Financing Energy Efficiency in Buildings
- Marco Bakker, PNO Consultants – BUILDINTEREST: The role of financing platforms in improving the dialogue between finance and construction sector
- Esther Ruijgvoorn, Green Build Invest Initiative
- Bert Deen, Dynamis Taxaties – Sustainability and Valuations
- Serena Maioli, ASTER – BUILD LAB: The identity of a “public-led” platform that addresses public and market needs
- Jérôme Barel, Bpifrance – EuroQuity: BUILDINTEREST French platform
- Peter Sweatman, Climate Strategy & Partners – EEFIG and the De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform (“DEEP”)
EuroQuity matchmaking session: