„The Energy-Efficient Renovation of Buildings – Recognising Potential and Using Opportunities“ was the title of a joint event hosted by AGPU and VinylPlus three weeks ago in the German city of Bottrop. The speakers at the event included the Project Manager Jan Schaare, who provided a detailed insight into the energy transition based on the example of the InnovationCity Ruhr / Model City Bottrop project at the start of the workshop, and Susann Bollmann from the „German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency“ (DENEFF), who presented a multitude of practical examples of energy-efficient building renovations whilst focusing on financing alternatives available alongside the use of KfW funding.
Another presentation that attracted a great deal of interest among the around 20 participants at the event was given by Volker Könnel (profine) and focused on the question of how modern PVC windows can contribute towards an optimal indoor climate. The active discussion among the participants from the fields of municipal property management, construction and architecture clearly demonstrated the importance of up-to-date information on developments taking place in the PVC industry, especially given that many people are still basing their opinions on superficial knowledge of the industry as it was 15 years ago.
AGPU is currently working on the production of detailed documentation for this series of events. One of these documents is a two-page-long technical paper that will be published in the environmental magazine „UMWELT MAGAZIN“ (from the publishing house Springer-VDI-Verlag) at the beginning of December.