FP7

The 7th edition of EeB PPP Project Review has been published. Every year, this publication presents the progress of a portfolio of European research projects aiming at developing new technologies for energy efficient buildings. The 2018 edition presents 110 projects co-funded within the EeB PPP under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) from 2010 to 2013 and 58 projects co-funded under Horizon 2020 programme between 2014 and 2017. 
Post date: 18 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

Buildings in EU27 Member States represent up to 24 billion m2 of floor space, responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions – both key contributors to climate change. In response, a number of European directives promoting energy efficiency and ambitious goals for achieving nearly zero energy buildings will be enforced in the coming years.   Public buildings are expected to meet these challenges and act as frontrunners. It is time to use the wealth of resources already at our disposal to accelerate change.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
Type: News

Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands   In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading “Smart Cities and Communities”.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

  Building Energy Efficiency for Massive market UPtake     BEEM-UP was a Public Private Partnership collaborative project that aimed to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives for drastically reducing the energy demand in existing residential buildings, and lay the ground for massive market uptake of such initiatives.  
Post date: 21 Nov 2017
Type: Link

Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act   While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling needs for its building stock. The country also lies in one of the world’s most active seismic zones and energy efficiency measures need to be earthquake resistant.  
Post date: 18 Oct 2017
Type: News

The “how-to” guide on renovating shopping centres launched by CommONEnergy during a high-level event in Brussels   The CommONEnergy project, funded by the FP7 programme, developed new strategies and solutions to retrofit existing shopping centres to reduce consumption, increase energy efficiency and comfort. The project, coming to an end soon, presented its landmark publication, Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres and awarded innovative shopping centres during a full day event in Brussels.
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: News

The CommONEnergy project, funded by the FP7 programme, developed new strategies and solutions to retrofit existing shopping centres to reduce consumptions, increase energy efficiency and comfort. The project, coming soon to an end, presented its landmark publication, Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres and awarded innovative shopping centres during a full day event in Brussels.
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: News

Final report     Ricardo Energy & Environment, CE Delft and DNV GL have evaluated initial results from Horizon 2020 projects under the responsibility of DG Energy. These projects fall in four areas:   Energy Efficiency Low Carbon Energy (grids and storage) Low Carbon Energy Renewable Energy System Market Uptake Smart Cities and Communities The evaluation has focused particularly on:  
Post date: 16 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

The project H-House (Healthier Life with Eco-innovative Components for Housing Constructions), funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, aims to develop a number of new building systems suited to a society where environmental awareness and a high degree of living comfort are both required. The concept of the project is to develop new building components for external and internal walls for new buildings and for renovation.  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The FP7 funded TRIBUTE (Take the energy bill back to the promised building performance) is a large-scale integrating project aimed at minimizing the gap between computed and measured energy performances through the improvement of the predictive capability of a state-of-the-art commercial Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS). For existing buildings, measurement and verification techniques will be developed and deployed to connect the BEPS model in real time to the pivotal wireless sensing and control systems of a monitored building.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link