The Energy Expertise Centre helps companies to achieve greater energy efficiency, while contributing to the growth of the technology industry.
19/10 ACUMEN 2020 This year, Agoria's R&S Event will be expanded to all areas of expertise and will take place virtually from 19 to 22 October. During the four-day 'ACUMEN 2020' digital happening, we will provide you with an overview of the latest developments in the fields of human resources, general legislation, technical regulations, innovation and business development.
Transposition requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in Belgium close to finalisation The revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in 2018 required European member states to implement new measures by the 10th of March, 2020. This included the delivery of an update and elaboration of the long-term renovation strategy. It also contained new requirements on electromobility and technical installations as well as inspection requirements. In Belgium, this transposition of the Directive is the responsibility of the Flemish, Walloon and Brussels-Capital Governments.
Flemish Building Renovation Passport enables sharing of building data with potential buyers and tenants
Energy Labelling Database (EPREL) partially ready for use in product compliance The registration requirement in the Energy labelling database (EPREL) went into force early 2019, despite the fact that the database was not yet entirely complete. Over a year later, the database contains more than 210.000 models and public authorities responsible for product compliance have been granted access. Below a short update on the latest developments.
- Monitoring of price changes on the electricity and gas market. Our experts analyse the market trends and network rates, and establish forecasts. They are also there to help you compare offers and advise you on energy taxes.
- Lobbying to improve the functioning of the energy market, for the benefit of technology companies.
- Stimulating investment in energy production and energy technologies by contributing to the improvement of the investment climate and supporting new market opportunities.
- Assistance in the field of energy efficiency, including through advice on grants and incentives available for energy-saving investments.
- On behalf of the energy-intensive Agoria companies, negotiations on the content and terms of the energy policy agreements (sectoral agreements). The Expertise Centre also drafts proposals in the context of climate plans developed by various authorities.