Market initiatives

EEMI Bauhaus


In the context of the European Commission’s Renovation Wave Communication and further to President von der Leyen’s call for a “new European Bauhaus” as part of the European Union’s Green Deal, in its role as the Coordinator of the Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative (EEMI), the EMF-ECBC has invited its members and EEMI stakeholders to participate in the EEMI Bauhaus. The aim of this initiative is to stimulate and facilitate cross-sectoral brainstorming on the design of a new Industry value chain, bringing together digitalisation and sustainability in support of the development of Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM).

Mortgage Finance as a Catalyst for Change

Estimates suggest that to achieve the new 2030 climate and energy targets will require almost EUR 300 billion of additional annual investment in buildings alone. This flow of investment will need to be sustained over time and will require the channelling of private finance to support the transition, as a complement to public finance. Mortgage finance has significant potential to support the energy efficient renovation of the EU’s building stock. The combined effect of sustainability and digitalisation applied to outstanding mortgages in Europe, which account for 44% of EU GDP, could represent a key driver for market innovation and trigger an unprecedented magnitude of financial flows from the private finance sector.

A Virtual “Green” Arena

Against this background, the EEMI Bauhaus seeks to offer a virtual “green arena” with a focus on EEM, where stakeholders can present innovative ideas, highlight obstacles or challenges, propose potential solutions to these, exchange views and explore new, cross-sectorial cooperation aimed at underpinning the work of the EEMI. In this way the EEMI Bauhaus can support the climate transition and the “Green” Recovery by mobilising creativity and innovation in the market, and share and leverage on this across jurisdictions.

EEMI Bauhaus Events

To this end and moving forward, a series of “green arena” EEMI Bauhaus events will be organised, during which EMF-ECBC members and EEMI stakeholders will be invited to present their ideas, solutions and exchange views with each other. The fifth EEMI Bauhaus event will take place on 26 April 2021 (14h00-16h00 (CET)) and the dates for subsequent events will be announced in due course. The Agenda and other supporting materials can be found in the Resources section of this page (see right-hand side).

Calendar of EEMI Bauhaus Events


  • 2020:
    • 23 November 2020 (14h00-16h00 CET)
  • 2021:
    • 18 January 2021 (14h00-16h00 CET) 
    • 22 February 2021 (14h00-16h00 CET)
    • 29 March 2021 (14h00-16h00 CET)
    • 26 April 2021 ( 14h00-16h00 CET )
    • 25 May 2021 ( 14h00-16h00 CET)


1st Edition: 23 November 2020


  • Therese Ruth, Founder and CEO of Hemma
  • Jossi Steen-Knudsen, COO of iNudgeYou 
  • Sean Kidney, Co-Founder and CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative 
  • Rory Duff, Co-Founder and CEO of Add To My Mortgage
  • Moderation by Richard Kemmish

2nd Edition: 18 January 2021


  • Roberta Brunelli, AmTrust International
  • Ettore Piantoni, CEN CENELEC
  • Marco De Min, Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy and Water
  • Paola Rusconi, DWS
  • Marco Angheben, European DataWarehouse
  • Moderation by Richard Kemmish

3rd Edition: 22 February 2021


  • Gerard Looijen & Martin Nijboer – Jungo
  • Cátia Alves – UCI, Unión de Créditos Inmobiliarios
  • SigurdNæss-Schmidt – Copenhagen Economics
  • Christopher Posvar Rossi & Sebastien Gillet & Louis de Meester – Avantage Reply

4th Edition: 29 march 2021


  • Livia Miethke Morais – Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy – BASE
  • Francesco Portioli – CRIF Real Estate
  • Zsolt Jaczko & Cesar Benedi Bozalongo – Nationwide Building Society
  • Cristian Segani & Marcella Falanga – Credit Agricole Italy

For further information about the EEMI Bauhaus, please contact us at


Agenda for 1st EEMI Bauhaus Event, 23 November 2020

Presentations of 1st EEMI Bauhaus Event, 23 November 2020

Agenda for 2nd EEMI Bauhaus Event, 18 January 2021

Presentations of 2nd EEMI Bauhaus Event, 18 January 2021

Agenda for 3rd EEMI Bauhaus Event, 22 February 2021

Presentations of 3rd EEMI Bauhaus Event, 22 February 2021

Agenda for 4th EEMI Bauhaus Event, 29 March 2021

Presentations of 4th EEMI Bauhaus Event, 29 March 2021